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Virginia Beach’s transition area intended to be a buffer between suburban and rural development

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE — The transition area is a section of the city below the “green line” between urban and suburban development and the southern rural areas of the city, according to the city’s comprehensive plan. It is, in… Continue Reading

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An ‘agrihood’ may come to Pungo, but some Virginia Beach officials are unsure whether it fits transition area

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PUNGO — Developers including Bill DeSteph, a state senator and former member of the city council, have plans for land on either side of Princess Anne Road near the Pungo stoplight that could bring more than 100… Continue Reading

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What is Pungo? Well, that depends.

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PUNGO — Is Pungo a magisterial district from years past? A former city voting borough? An unincorporated village encompassing roughly a mile around the light at Princess Anne and Indian River roads? The crossroads of the world (where sometimes it’s mighty… Continue Reading

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Former Captain George’s site nears future as riverfront Pungo Ferry Landing Park

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – The city is in the process of converting the former Captain George’s and marina property along Old Pungo Ferry Road and the North Landing River into a park, and aspects of the property, such as… Continue Reading

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Horsley returns to planning commission, growing district representation

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – A second member of the planning commission is from the Princess Anne District, and, though he is occupying an at-large spot, he is a familiar face. Farmer Don Horsley this year rejoined the advisory body… Continue Reading