January 6, 2023

Closing Date Extended on Rudee Loop Survey and Open Houses Scheduled

​Due to the overwhelming response to date and sustained daily engagements, the Reimagining Rudee Loop survey has been extended through midnight, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023. Additionally, two open house public events have been scheduled – one at Rudee Loop and one at the Kempsville Recreation Center.

The City has partnered with Work Program Architects (WPA) to conduct community engagement as Virginia Beach works to establish a plan for Rudee Loop. WPA has planned multiple opportunities for residents and stakeholders to provide input on their vision of what Rudee Loop could be. Upon completion of the community outreach, the results will be provided to City Council.

Interested residents and stakeholders may continue to provide feedback via The SpeakUpVB survey – Reimagining Rudee Loop. The survey opened on Nov. 22, 2022. It has been viewed over 11,500 times with more than 3,100 people participating, providing 50,458 responses and 9,580 comments.

There are two options to participate in the survey:

  • Complete the survey online: www.publicinput.com/RudeeLoop
  • Call Nancy Bloom at 757-385-6279 and request a hard copy of the survey be sent to you either via email or USPS. Complete and return it to Ms. Bloom, ensuring receipt before the close of the survey.

For those who prefer to provide their input in person, there are two opportunities to do so:

  • Friday, Jan. 27, from 6:30 am until early afternoon at Rudee Loop
    (Rain date is same location and time on Friday, Feb. 3)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 6:30-8 pm at Kempsville Recreation Center, 800 Monmouth Lane

Rudee Loop, situated at the south end of the Resort Area adjacent to Rudee Inlet, is one of the most desirable plots of undeveloped land on the eastern seaboard. During the 2019 Resort Area Strategic Action Plan update, residents identified Rudee Loop as a top priority for green space.

In May 2022, the City of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Beach Development Authority issued an RFII – a Request for Information and Ideas – on how the parcels owned by the City and the VBDA (6.2 acres) might be developed. Four proposals were received and briefed to City Council. Council requested that the public have an opportunity to provide their input and comment on the conceptual proposals.

For more information, visit www.VBgov.com/RudeeLoop.

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