Survey: Residents ‘love’ surf park idea for old Dome site

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Results of a recent survey show Virginia Beach residents appear to “love” the idea of a surf park for the old Dome site.

The city launched a survey earlier this year to gauge different aspects of possible development at the site. At the moment, officials are exploring a proposal backed by Pharrell Williams would include a year-round surf park, a live music venue and restaurants.

Related: Developer says surf park would boost tourism at Oceanfront

In the survey, residents were asked about the possibility of bike rental stations, parking (both for cars and bikes) and entertainment ideas.

The some-2,300 people who responded appeared to be most excited about the surf park and live music. There were strong responses, too, for public parking, bicycle parking and drop-off/pick-up zones for ride sharing.

Related: Mixed reaction over Dome site proposal at public meeting

Andy Fox will have more coverage on the survey results tonight on WAVY News 10, with coverage beginning at 4.

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