Cape Henry Shores Civic Association 

                                                               P.O. Box 5351

                                                     Virginia Beach, VA 23471      

 

 

October 10, 2007

 

Mayor Oberndorf and City Council Members

2401 Courthouse Drive

Municipal Center, Bldg. 1

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

 

Re:  Forwarding of petition in opposition to the Marina Shores proposed condominium

       development

 

Dear Mayor Oberndorf and City Council Members,

 

The Cape Henry Shores Civic Association voted unanimously at our July 24, 2007, meeting to prepare and circulate to our community residents a petition in opposition to the Marina Shores proposed condominium development. We believe that such a development is not in the best interests of our community’s citizens and the citizens of the Bayfront/northern Great Neck Rd. corridors because of the following reasons:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The residents of the Cape Henry Shores community of 187 total homes have given their overwhelming support of signature approval to the enclosed petition in opposition to the Marina Shores proposed condominium development. The levels of support by home are 86 per cent of the total 187 homes and 89 per cent of the total 179 homes responding to the circulated petition (for a 179/187 or 96 percent availability-reporting outcome). A total of 255 signatures of our community residents are affixed to the circulated copies of the petition (available upon request). Our residents have spoken, and I agree with them that we cannot passively sit by in our widespread opposition to the Marina Shores proposed development on Long Creek. Therefore, we hereby respectfully ask the city to appropriately act and defeat it.

 

Thank you for considering this matter.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Gilbert J. Shortt,

President, Cape Henry Shores Civic Association

 

 

 

 

Enclosure: Copy of the Cape Henry Shores Civic Assn. petition circulated to CHS

                  residents (18 Aug.-15 Sept. 2007), “Marina Shores to Build 222 New Condo

                  [Units].”

                                                                                                                        Enclosure (1)

 

 

   MARINA SHORES PROPOSAL TO BUILD 222

                                          NEW CONDOS

 

The plan proposes to terminate the existing building,

business and the current marina and replace them with

            condos. The new plan will have several structures 8

          to 10 stories high. That is about 110 feet or double the

height of the current boat storage building. A

conservative estimate is that this project would result in

an additional 450 automobiles, or nearly 1000 additional

auto trips a day, and an additional 500 new residents in

our area. This proposal was approved by the

Chesapeake Bay Board on June 29, and will be considered

by the city’s agencies and the common council in the

near future.

 

This petition is in opposition to the proposed

development and will be presented to the council.

 

 

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