2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014
Developers Art and Steve Sandler unveil plan to build 1,096 home units and two 11-story towers at Pleasure House Point for a new residential development called Indigo Dunes.
Community groups launch opposition to the Sandlers’ proposed development.
Sandlers close on the purchase of Pleasure House Point property for $25 million from Wayne McLeskey, who had owned the property for 30 years.
Virginia Beach Wetlands Board rejects Indigo Dunes development proposal to build 1,063 home units.
Virginia Marine Resource Commission (VMRC) overturns Wetlands Board decision.
City of Virginia Beach appeals the VMRC decision.
Developer reduces size of wetland impacts from Indigo Dunes proposal from 3.91 acres to 2.35 acres. Home unit count is still around 1,060.
Sandlers show sign of financial troubles.
CBF reaches out to the Trust for Public Land and City of Virginia Beach to help preserve Pleasure House Point.
Indigo Dunes development project forecloses.
City of Virginia Beach, the Trust for Public Land (TPL), and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) announce partnership effort to buy Pleasure House Point for conservation and environmental center.
"City of Virginia Beach and Chesapeake Bay Foundation purchase 122 acres to protect from a large-scale housing development" 7/13/10
"Deal will protect Va. Beach waterfront property from major development" 7/13/10
"Groups, VB aim to preserve land" 7/14/10
Community fundraising effort is launched to fund preservation for corner parcel.
The Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) ranks Pleasure House Point project 14 out of 42 to receive $3 million to assist with the project. McLeskey files lawsuit to halt sale of Pleasure House Point property.
Bank forecloses on property, conservation efforts proceed.
Fall 2010 to today
City of Virginia Beach, TPL and CBF continue to work together to pursue acquisition and site planning. Community fundraising effort for corner parcel continues.
Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design and CBF launch student design competition for Environmental Education Center at Pleasure House Point.
Trust for Public Land purchases Pleasure House Point from Wells Fargo for $13 million and will, in turn, transfer the land to the City of Virginia Beach and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Ribbon-cutting for City of Virginia Beach Pleasure House Point Natural Area. CBF launches Campaign for Pleasure House Point.
Target date for groundbreaking for the Brock Environmental Center
Brock Environmental Center opens