Virginia Beach officials propose plans to help flood-prone neighborhoods

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Neighbors who live in the Windsor Woods, Princess Anne Plaza and The Lakes neighborhoods may have a solution to their flooding problems.

On Thursday, Oct. 3, the Public Works department held meeting at the Bow Creek recreational center to talk about the proposed Bow Creek Stormwater Park. The project is only in its beginning planning phase but would transform the golf course into an area where storm water can be safely redirected.

In order to make the space more usable to neighbors, the city is also looking into turning the area into a place where people can enjoy outdoor activities.

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Neighbors heard all about the plans at the meeting, which was held from 6-8 p.m. There was a short presentation, and then neighbors were able to talk to Public Works employees to ask more questions.

City employees said they wanted to learn from neighbors about what they like and don't like about the plan.

The transformation is still years away, but the city is hoping that if they get positive feedback from residents they can move onto the next step in the project.

If you were unable to make it to the meeting and want to learn more about the project, visit the Stormwater Park's page on the City Public Work's website.

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