Beach Council actions: Vanguard Landing loan, Cavalier renovation and YMCA pool

Beach Council actions:  Vanguard Landing loan, Cavalier renovation and YMCA pool

Beach Council actions: Vanguard Landing loan, Cavalier renovation and YMCA pool

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by Karen Hopkins, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 9:38 PM

UPDATE 12/10:  Council voted in favor of loaning Vanguard Landing $2.9 million to help build a community for people with mental disabilities.

Council voted  7-3 to give the YMCA 10 acres of land to build an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Councill passed Cavalier Associates request for a change of zoning so about 100 homes could be built near the Cavalier Hotel.

VIRGINIA BEACH --  Virginia Beach City Council is set to vote Tuesday on a plan to help open a community for people with mental disabilities.

City council would loan $2.9 million to build Vanguard Landing on 75 acres of land on Princess Anne Road in Pungo.

About 200 people with Down's Syndrome and other types of mental disabilities could get housing there, without the need for a Medicaid waiver.

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Council will also hear a presentation on the Cavalier hotel renovation.

Last summer, council voted to give developer Bruce Thompson an $18 million incentive package for the $200 million project.

The new plan also calls for 100 homes to be built around the older hotel.

Some residents on 43rd St. are concerned the Cavalier won’t have enough parking spaces and people will be parking in their neighborhood.

Thompson is also applying for a tourism tax cut from the state to help cover the costs of renovating the Cavalier hotel.

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Virginia Beach is one step closer to getting the city’s first Olympic size pool.

Council is set to vote to give the YMCA 10 acres of land near the intersection of Dam Neck and Landstown roads to build the pool.

The land is valued at $3.1 million.

Council members say other local gym owners are coming to the meeting to protest because they’re concerned about losing business to the YMCA.

Construction on the new pool would start this June, but the pool wouldn’t open before fall of 2015.
 

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