Friday, April 3, 2009

RAC April 2, 2009

On Thursday afternoon Virginia Beach's Resort Advisory Committee (RAC) held it's April meeting.

Michael Jenkins has been given a 4 month extension to put together a firm proposal for redeveloping the Dome site. Jenkins had asked for 2 months, while the Virginia Beach Development Authority (VBDA) granted 4 months.

The RAC voted to endorse a proposal for a one-year pilot program to operate pedicabs exclusively along the bike path adjacent to the Boardwalk. Some discussion ensued as to whether or not a permanent arrangement should have a single company or multiple companies competing.

Commissioners were show plans for a Walgreen's proposed to be built on the site of the former post office at 24th Street. Some wondered whether the current building could be morphed into a Walgreen's, rather than the planned new building. In addition, concerns were expressed over how the layout would interface with nighttime loitering along Atlantic Avenue.

3 comments:

Jessica Blaine said...

If it's going to conflict with us bicyclers, I will be complaining loudly. That's a BIKE path. Tourists: take the 30!

Avenging Archangel said...

Jessica,

1. The pilot program is capped at a maximum 4 pedicabs.

2. The pedicabs are narrower than the surries that already clog the bikepaths.

Seven Cities said...

Depending on the company that makes the pedicabs, they are the same size or slightly larger than the surries. Andrew Bargy, Seven Cities Rickshaws.