To Move Virginia Beach business in
the right direction, we joined The NAVY.

Virginia Beach is a city built on innovation and partnerships. Using those same building blocks, the YesOceana program was developed to meet the requirements of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission to protect our citizens and keep the Navy’s East Coast master jet base, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, in Virginia Beach. This innovative program consists of zoning ordinances and economic incentives to foster the conversion of nonconforming businesses in the Accident Potential Zone 1 (APZ-1) into conforming ones and relocating ones that cannot be converted to another part of Virginia Beach. Not only does this approach accomplish necessary rollback, but it also ensures that redevelopment follows sound planning and land use principles and that any new development is of a higher quality than what currently exists.

Relocation Incentives

For those businesses that conform to APZ-1 uses, the City of Virginia Beach can offer the following incentives to facilitate a move or expansion in this area of the City.

Waiver of Conditional Use Permit

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Business Opportunity Zone — Rebates BPOL Taxes and Fees

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Partial Property Tax Exemption

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Success Stories

Military readiness and quality of life are not mutually exclusive goals.

Captain Chad P. Vincelette
Commanding Officer NAS Oceana
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