Virginia Beach seeks community input for historic preservation strategic plan update

Posted at 12:24 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 12:25:02-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — ​ The Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission is seeking the community's input on the update of the city’s historic preservation program strategic plan at a virtual public meeting.

The Commission says they want to hear community concerns, priorities and ideas regarding the City’s historic and cultural assets. That may include places, buildings, structures, artifacts, landscapes and other meaningful sites.

The virtual public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Those wishing to attend may register and view can click here.

City officials have recently updated its citywide architectural survey and archaeological assessment, which document and identify historic places.

Officials say presentations during the meeting will outline these recent initiatives and documentation efforts, and discuss the project purpose and goals, threats historic resources face, and potential opportunities for enhancing historic preservation programs in the city.

An online survey, based on the discussion and questions from the public meeting, will be available for additional public input soon.

For more information about the strategic plan project and the Feb. 23 public meeting, contact Historic Preservation Planner Mark Reed at 757-385-8573 or