VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – The City of Virginia Beach has launched Phase I of its new website and invites the public to view it and provide feedback.

The deadline for user feedback is March 14.

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City officials say the new and improved design will guarantee a fresh look, improve navigation, and provide new interactive tools and a new URL, virginiabeach.gov.

Over the next few months, content from the old site will be migrated to the new site. Information will remain on both sites during the transition.

As a pertinent resource for Virginia Beach residents, visitors, businesses, and community organizations to learn about the city and stay up-to-date with its latest updates, the site will include features to make this easier than ever:

  • “How Do I” – A quick-search section of frequently asked questions
  • “Services” – A section to easily navigate City services without having to know the department that provides them.
  • “Experience” – A place to find Virginia Beach’s many cultural and entertainment attractions, leisure activities and more, as well as an event calendar
  • “What’s Up” – A section that highlights city news and events through videos, a new blog and the city’s social channels; ready access to the City’s mobile apps is here as well
  • A straightforward homepage where emergency information and hot topics are highlighted
  • Faster loading times and a cleaner design that is mobile friendly and ADA compliant.

The two-phase project is expected to be complete before the end of the year.

To view and provide feedback on the new site, click here.