Since most of our staff members are local to Virginia Beach, the resort area is extremely important to us. The resort is a large percentage of the City of Virginia Beach, comprising many hot spots of development activity. With a primary goal of bringing residents and tourists to the beach, it also serves to balance culture, commercialism, natural resources, and recreation at the oceanfront. WPL served as the landscape architect on many of the local planning studies completed for the hot spots of the Resort. Developments such as hotels, entertainment venues, boardwalks, and other outdoor destinations comprise much of our practice. Understanding the seasonal fluctuations of the resort are critical for designing any land use at the oceanfront. Daily business traffic, coupled with annual migration of tourists can pose challenged on any development, not to mention the coordination for entertainment venues and special events. These issues require local familiar knowledge as well as seamless design of surrounding areas in order to see sustained success and planned growth.