Virginia Beach's Resort Advisory Commission (RAC) met Thursday in what was a brief 35 minute session.
The Plan/Design Review Committee (PDRC) reported on two building proposals on Laskin Road. Both involve demolishing existing structures to build new restaurants. The hitch is that both involve drive-thru windows, which the City's planning documents want to eliminate in the Resort Area. That produced a lively discussion at the PDRC.
Councilman John Uhrin, Council's Liaison to the RAC, spoke on City Council adopting the Resort Area Strategic Action Plan on Tuesday night. It passed Council 10-1, with the lone "No" vote by (you guessed it) Reba McClanan.
The RAC endorsed a proposal for multipurpose sports facilities at Sportsplex. CCO RAC representative Henry Ryto cast the only "No" vote. As a former high school soccer player, Ryto refused to endorse a plan that would put artificial turf on all soccer fields, including the existing Sportsplex pitch. It enacted quickly by City Council, the field house could be open as early as November, 2009.
All RAC committees were asked to brainstorm strategic priorities for 2009.