Approved by City Council on June 16, 2020, the zoning overlay district is an amendment to the Chesapeake Zoning Ordinance and is intended to protect Great Bridge's historical significance and to leverage its water-related potential. This narrated presentation provides a complete overview of the overlay district and the Signed Ordinance (PDF) details what was adopted. The Great Bridge Historic Gateway Overlay District story map was created to visually explain the districts and the significant development standards each district includes.
The following map illustrates the boundaries of the Great Bridge Historic Gateway Overlay District, with the district divided into four smaller character districts. The four character districts are the Causeway Character District, Historic Battlefield Character District, Great Bridge Business Character District, and South Gateway Character District.