VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - The Virginia Beach Development Authority gave a seventh extension to a Texas developer with big plans to build on the former Dome Site.
Currently, the Oceanfront land between 18th Street and 20th Street is just an empty parking lot.
Developer Michael Jenkins wants has plans to build a "futuristic entertainment megaplex," complete with a Broadway-style theater, an ice skating rink, an indoor amusement park and other attractions.
Jenkins has struggled to raise the $150 million needed for project. Beach Councilman John Uhrin says investors have a renewed interest in the location because of all the attention the sports arena proposal is bringing to the area.
Unlike the previous extension, this one gives Jenkins just one more month to finish raising the money.
Uhrin is optimistic the developer will present a term sheet to city council in early February.
Suffolk police are looking for a man and a woman they say robbed a Kangaroo Express gas station on Wilroy Road Sunday afternoon.
Wounded warriors joined children with developmental disabilities in the pool at Virginia Wesleyan College Sunday.
Local survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor gathered at Little Creek for a ceremony on the 72nd anniversary.
Virginia Beach fire officials say a parade float burst into flames at the Oceanfront Saturday night.
Virginia State Police say a Chesapeake teenager died in a crash in Franklin County Saturday morning.
Norfolk Police are investigating the cause of death for male found unconscious on the beach.
The art of making jewelry is helping some Norfolk students learn independence and job skills.