Advisory body may consider beer and wine sales, assembly uses for agricultural land in Virginia Beach

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – The Agriculture Advisory Commission will consider whether activities such as craft beer or wine sales or assembly uses, such as holding weddings, are appropriate on farmland, including properties enrolled in the city’s agricultural reserve program,… Continue Reading


Virginia Beach City Council clears way for new Princess Anne Masonic Lodge

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE – The City Council last month granted a conditional use permit to the Princess Anne Masonic Lodge No. 25, AF & AM, on Princess Anne Road that will clear the way for a new 8,000 square… Continue Reading


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