Va. Beach council learns more about Cavalier plan
The City Council learned more Tuesday about the proposed deal to renovate The Cavalier Hotel, including the business partners involved, the city's upfront contribution and the breakdown of what developers would spend on the estimated $259 million project. Council members appeared to mostly embrace the terms of the deal, which calls for $18 million in city money. A public hearing on the project is scheduled for June 25. The council vote is set for July 2. Cavalier Associates LLC, led by hotelier Bruce Thompson, has until July 22 to buy the 22-acre property for $35 million. A Circuit Court judge approved the sale last week to settle a lawsuit among the owners. The group plans to renovate the old Cavalier Hotel and build 100 homes around it. It also wants to fix up the historic structure's sister hotel, located across Atlantic Avenue, and build a new hotel tower next to it.
PilotOnline.com / Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:16:45 -0400
VIRGINIA BEACH Two Virginia Beach schools that performed exceptionally on standardized tests are among a handful statewide that have been granted three-year waivers from the state's annual accreditation requirements, the Virginia Department of Education announced Tuesday.
PilotOnline.com / Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:34:17 -0400
SUFFOLK Opposition to a proposed Habitat for Humanity-related housing development has delayed a ruling on the construction of 11 homes on city-owned property in East Suffolk Gardens. For months, the city has touted the 3.1-acre project as a sign of progress. But the plans faced unexpected opposition during a zoning hearing at Tuesday's Planning Commission meeting.
TimesDispatch.com / Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400
McLEAN For the second time in as many months, a Muslim civil rights group is pursuing criminal charges on behalf of a taxicab driver who was subjected to an anti-Islamic rant caught on tape.