Construction is coming along nicely and we are very excited to see this new this new community taking shape. This view from the new Lesner Bridge of Point Chesapeake in April of 2017 shows the expanse and beauty of the bay.
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In addition to beautiful views, residents at Point Chesapeake on The Bay will enjoy stylish new homes with specially designed floor plans and plenty of light. Thinking about home decor and gift ideas to celebrate your new home on the bay? Here are a few of our top picks:
The bay’s beautiful and scenic views are a favorite for photographers at any time of the year. Order online and choose from several photos taken by local photographer, Albert Butzer. Select as prints to frame yourself or have your favorite image transferred to stretched canvas or metal. http://www.albertgbutzer3.com
This 36″ x 26″ Framed Nautical Chart is the official NOAA Nautical Chart detailing the beautiful waterways of the Chesapeake Bay. Order from Houzz.
Add class and sophistication to any room with this gorgeous Harbor Master Telescope in oil-rubbed bronze and white leather. The glass optic eyepiece provides up to 15x magnification and the white wooden tripod stand let’s you adjust the height and an oil-rubbed bronze chain maintains the scopes position. Order from Houzz
For a wonderful keepsake or gift, capture your loved ones on the bay or beach with photography by local photographer, Glenn Bashaw of Images in Light. Glenn offers photography for family portraits, engagements and weddings in addition to editorial and commercial projects.
Find eclectic shabby chic/patina furniture, unique gifts and local art at Tin Soldiers Forgotten Treasures on Shore Drive. Located just across the Lesner Bridge from Point Chesapeake, the inventory changes daily.
Show your love for the bay with this Map Cuff Bracelet from Etsy. Using a unique dye process, the ink from a vintage map of the Chesapeake Bay is fused to the surface of the aluminum. Hypoallergenic, lead and nickel free. Will not tarnish or oxidize and best of all, it’s extremely lightweight.
The tradition continues just a few miles east of Point Chesapeake with the annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend beginning this Friday, March 18th, 2017 in Virginia Beach at the North End. Over 30,000 runners from all 50 states and several countries participate in this popular event with races for all ages. The races end with a huge finish line celebration on the beach at the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Runners enjoy a flat, scenic course and later celebrate with live entertainment and refreshments. Five events are offers for any age and skill level – the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon (26.2 Miles), Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon (13.1 Miles), TowneBank Shamrock 8K (4.97 Miles), Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile (For Elementary School students) and the Leprechaun Dash (26.2 Yards). View Course Map Event Schedule Facebook Page
J&A Racing, located on Shore Drive at the foot of the Lesner Bridge, is the owner and director of the marathon. The company took over the marathon’s management in 2003 and has been successful in the event’s growth from 3000 participants to a record 30,000 in 2015. J&A Racing manages many other local race events including Blue Moon Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon, Corporate 5K, Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon and more. The company also specializes in race training, running clubs and youth fitness programs.
Check out video highlights from last year’s Shamrock Marathon event on J&A Racing’s youtube channel.
Just a few steps away from Point Chesapeake, Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffee has opened at 3273 Shore Drive (previously occupied by Starbucks) by early winter. This is the first Virginia Beach location for the Richmond-based chain. Sugar Shack opened its first store in June 2013 and currently has eight locations, plus a food truck.
“We anticipate seating about 20 patrons inside and 24 outside on the deck, pending approval from the city,” according to Ian Kelley, founder and CEO. “We‘re also planning to have a conference room where small groups can meet.”
One of Virginia Beach’s signature gateways is coming down this week. The John A. Lesner bridge is an expansion of Shore Drive that crosses the Lynnhaven Inlet at the intersection of the Chesapeake Bay and Lynnhaven River. Beginning the week of March 5th, 2017, the old John A. Lesner Bridge will begin to be taken down by the same company that built the original bridge in the 1950’s, using some of the same cranes that constructed the bridge under the supervision on McLean Contracting. The new bridge will have two 1,575-foot spans with two traffic lanes each way and a multi-use path on each side. The renovation will improve traffic flow for Shore Drive residents and visitors and allow for safer walking, jogging and cycling along the bridge.
The original bridge was named for the late state Senator, John A. Lesner from Norfolk. The Lesner Bridge replaced an original drawbridge, built in 1928. Once the old bridge has been removed, the girders at the base of the bridge will be sent to Virginia Tech for testing. The school will determine how much weight the girders supported in its deteriorated state. This study will help with many other bridges built around the same time period in the Hampton Roads area.
Read More in the Virginian Pilot
View Historical Photos of The Lesner Bridge (1930-1950)
Read More About the Lesner Bridge Replacement at City of Virginia Beach’s website.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Seashore Art Festival at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. On April 8th, 2017, First Landing State Park will hold this annual event with live demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages. A Kickoff Party begins March 3rd at Chick’s Oyster Bar where you can enter a drawing to win an oil painting by nationally renowned artist, Myke Irving, with additional prizes signed by the artist. Proceeds benefiting the Sheriff’s Office Charities and the JCA Foundation. Tickets are sold on Etsy where you can also check out Myke’s additional works.
Locals are proud of southeastern Virginia’s rich history including the New and Old Cape Henry Lighthouses located just a few miles from Point Chesapeake on The Bay. In 1792, the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse was the first lighthouse to be commissioned by the U.S. government and stands near the site where the Jamestown Settlers first landed in 1607. Built to guide maritime commerce at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, the original stone lighthouse was authorized by George Washington and construction was overseen by Alexander Hamilton. After concerns about the old lighthouse’s stability, a second, steel-structured lighthouse was built in 1881. Maintained and operated by the U.S. Coast Guard, the light in the newer, black and white lighthouse still shines today. It sits at the site of Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.
While the new lighthouse is not open to the public, you can visit and climb the steps to the top of the original stone tower for spectacular views of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean.
On Thursday, December 1st, Point Chesapeake on The Bay hosted their unveiling event at the beautiful Lesner Inn on Shore Drive across from the current site of construction. Guests who have expressed prior interest by joining the VIP list were invited exclusively to the event, and enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres while getting the very first view of the newest imagery of the community.
Reservations on these 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath modern beach homes at Point Chesapeake on the Bay were taken at this event. The Terry Companies, LLC which is comprised of the Napolitano Homes and the Terry Peterson families was incredibly well represented at the event. We would like to thank all of those who attended which included many well respected members of our real estate community. Thank you to all of the attendees who came from near and far. We look forward to what this community will be, and the life that it already exhibits.
Reservations are open to the public to own a piece of the Bay at the very unique and upscale community of Point Chesapeake on The Bay. Please call 757-286-6160 for more information.
Point Chesapeake is really coming along, as is the progress on the adjacent Lesner Bridge. The Lesner Bridge project is a $116 million project that began in June 2014. The westbound span is scheduled to open today and this is excellent news!
Construction is well underway on the first two buildings and gazebo at Point Chesapeake. If you want to experience the journey with us, be sure to visit our website for our construction updates to follow this unique project. Point Chesapeake is truly going to be a one of a kind community. Please visit our home page to sign up for our VIP list.
The famous seafood restaurant, Duck In, was located on Shore Drive near the Lesner Bridge. A Virginia Beach staple, the restaurant opened in 1952 and closed its doors more than a decade ago.
If you have driven over the Lesner Bridge lately, you have probably noticed a lot of commotion and construction going on. Two residential projects are underway – luxury condominium homes (Point Chesapeake On The Bay) and upscale apartments (Overture).
Point Chesapeake on the Bay is built by The Terry Companies, LLC, a partnership between two local builders, Terry Peterson Residential and Napolitano Homes. Napolita
Point Chesapeake on the Bay is a high-end waterfront condominium community of forty-eight homes, with sales beginning the end of this year. The Terry Companies has chosen to retain the original gazebo on this bay property. Hampton Roads residents and visitors alike are nostalgic about this gazebo and it is important to the builders of this community to hold onto this piece of history.
Across the street (closer to the Bridge), Overture Apartments are being constructed and will be managed by global apartment management company, Greystar. These age-targeted apartments are for adults over 62 and will debut in the Spring of 2017.
The graphic below differentiates the location of the new home community vs. the apartment community, Overture. Overture and Point Chesapeake on the Bay are excited about their neighboring communities and the future of this amazing location in Virginia Beach. Stay tuned for more information!