Among Virginia Beach business districts and neighborhoods, the communities surrounding Shore Drive have their own sense of place. Life along this corridor exists as a medley spanning from established residential neighborhoods to urban businesses. The roadway interlaces these land uses for a distance of over five miles. This is the first of a five phase Shore Drive corridor improvement project that resulted from the Shore Drive transportation study done in 2000. Though this project relied heavily on safety intersection improvements it included arrangements for a multipurpose trail, sweeping native tree with shrub beds, and pedestrian crossings. Because of the location of this project, there was extensive consideration and implantation of Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act (CBPA) design obligations. Interesting features such as an observation deck and seating along pleasure house creek and established the design precedent for the remaining four phases. Another unique piece of this project was that it included purchasing of offsite easements to allow the multipurpose trail to free flow throughout the adjacent wood.