Ocean Sky Retail Center, Virginia Beach, VA

2013 City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission Honor Award for Commercial Development

The Design Collaborative

Services Provided:
Civil Engineering
Land Surveying
Landscape Architecture

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The Design Collaborative

MSA provided civil engineering, environmental sciences, landscape architecture, planning, and land surveying services for demolition of an existing hotel and redevelopment of the 1-acre property on Atlantic Avenue at the Virginia Beach oceanfront. The new development includes mixed-use retail and associated on-site parking.

Civil Engineering services included a demolition plan, dimensional site layout plan, erosion and sediment control plan, stormwater management plan to meet water quality and water quantity requirements, pavement design, provision of domestic and fire water service from existing city water to proposed buildings, and gravity sanitary service from existing city sewer to the proposed building.

Landscape Architecture services included providing a layout plan of proposed plantings, including interior shade trees, interior green space, and street front landscaping.

MSA provided environmental engineering services to conduct a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment to determine if any Recognized Environmental Conditions were present.

MSA’s surveying department completed topographic surveying of the property, which includes a 20’ alley from Atlantic Avenue to Pacific Avenue, and Construction Layout (CLO) surveying. MSA also prepared a resubdivision plat to incorporate the 20’ alley between 27th and 28th Street. An easement exhibit was prepared to illustrate proposed water meters.

MSA produced a conceptual layout plan to illustrate improvements to the site. We also prepared an encroachment exhibit to illustrate the alley crossing over 27th ½ Street, which was submitted to the City of Virginia Beach Division of Real Estate for public hearing.[\more\

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