The Virginia Beach Oceanfront is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the East Coast as more than 6 million visitors stay overnight there annually.
The Oceanfront Resort area district is home to a growing concentration of retail and corporate office space. The 31Ocean development, with a newly completed 59,000-square-foot office building and 50,000 square feet of retail space, is in the district, along with two Class A office towers anchored by Towne Bank. Located near the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, the ViBe Creative District is the newest art and cultural hub in Virginia Beach.
The area also is home to the Virginia Beach Convention Center, a state-of-the-art 525,125 gross square foot facility with over 150,000 square feet of column-free exhibit space, nearly 29,000 square feet of meeting space, and over 31,000 square feet ballroom space (one of the largest on the east coast), and 2,209 free parking spaces.
ViBe Creative District
In 2015, the City of Virginia Beach established the boundary of the district by ordinance and declared it “an arts and cultural district and technology zone” with incentives established by the Virginia General Assembly in 2009. The
ViBe Creative District’s purpose is to serve as a vibrant center for the arts, culture, and technology, and to support artists, technical, and creative businesses to help them flourish and cross-pollinate. The intent is to foster creativity where artisans live and work. It will also serve to provide an opportunity for a sense of discovery for visitors and residents, enhance the quality of life for citizens, and stimulate economic development and real estate values.
Click here to read the steps for ViBe incentives.