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


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


The Tar Roof seeks conditional use permits to host more weddings, events in Pungo’s ‘downtown’

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PUNGO – The Tar Roof, an art gallery that opened this past year in a 164-year-old farmhouse, is seeking conditional use permits to allow larger special events such as weddings and more  regular open-air community events such… Continue Reading