Frequently Asked Questions

  • Real Estate Brokers

  • Business Owners

  • Acronymns

Q: HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM AS A COMMERCIAL BROKER?

A: The Oceana Land Use Conformity Program presents a tremendous opportunity for Commercial Real Estate Brokers. Broker participation is considered essential to its success because brokers are typically the first point of contact made by commercial business owners wishing to establish a new business site or relocate. To fully understand the program, we invite you to learn more and become an APZ-1 Certified Broker. Educational programs and certification will be offered to assist brokers who want to specialize in this area of the City. In addition, the City will provide listing signage to aid in marketing available properties within APZ-1 as well as visibility on YesOceana.com.

Q: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A COMMERCIAL BROKER APZ-1 CERTIFICATION?

A: Once a broker becomes educated about the Incentive Program through our Commercial Broker APZ-1 Certification program they will receive:

  • Listings for featured APZ-1 properties on our website

Q: WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES CONFORMING BUSINESS TYPES?

A: Examples of Conforming Business *
LIGHT MANUFACTURING & OPERATIONS

  • Printing, publishing and allied industries
  • Manufacturing operations
  • Light assembly & distribution

TRADE

  • Wholesale trade & the sale of DOD-related goods
  • The sale of building materials, hardware and farm equipment, automotive, marine craft, aircraft and accessories

BASIC SERVICES

  • Warehousing and storage
  • Repair
  • Construction

* These are general descriptions. Each business will be evaluated individually

Q: HOW DO I APPLY?

A: Application forms are available through the City’s Economic Development Department or can be downloaded from this site.

Application forms which should be submitted for review include:

GLOSSARY OF ACRONYMS

AICUZ: Air Installation Compatible Use Zones
APZ-1: Accident Potential Zone 1
BPOL: Business Professional Occupational License
BRAC: Base Realignment and Closure
EDIP: Economic Development Investment Program
OLUCP: Oceana Land Use Conformity Program
VBDED: Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development