This evening was the Open House covering Transportation issues for the Pembroke/Central Business District area. I was there for the first 75 minutes of the 2 hour event. I recognized many of the citizens and Staff in attendance.
The lion's share of attention went to the three road options for the area. In addition, there's a proposal to sink Independence Boulevard under Virginia Beach Boulevard, with a park area over the Independence tunnel. One observer joked that it looked like "The Big Dig" in Boston.
While there were a few noted opponents of City policy in attendance, it was mostly a crowd looking to learn and tweak.
The Study's official website is at http://www.downtownvb.com