The vision for the Burton Station SGA includes a medium density residential and neighborhood commercial village, an expanded industrial park with an improved network of street connections, a new commercial center to complement the retail outlets, and commercial corridors reconfigured to create a more continuous development pattern of multistory buildings accommodating residential, commercial and office uses.

Interested in developing in the Burton Station SGA?

Virginia Beach welcomes projects of all shapes and sizes, and the City’s Planning staff can help guide new development ideas from conception to final inspections. Development Liaisons are available based on a project’s proposed location, development type and current phase.

​The SGA Now

This SGA has experienced significant changes in and around it since the original plan was adopted in 2009, including the development of the Premium Outlet Mall to the south and a dwindling population of residents on Burton Station Road. Norfolk International Airport to the west continues to have a major impact on much of the SGA, both as a neighbor and a major landholder.

​​​​The Plan

The Burton Station SGA Master Plan recognizes significant opportunities for economic development due to large expanses of undeveloped land located near interstate, rail and air connections. While areas closest to the airport are recommended for flexible light industrial/office uses, the eastern half of the SGA allows for a variety of residential, commercial and office uses to accommodate changing market demand.

Key Recommendations

  • Burton Station Village is redeveloped to create a medium-density commercial and residential village, offering housing options near the surrounding commercial and employment centers.
  • The Northampton Boulevard, Diamond Springs and Baker Road corridors are redeveloped with commercial, traditional office, multifamily residential, or a mix of these uses to expand development opportunities that can accommodate market changes without compromising development quality.
  • The Airport Industrial Park remains, and a similar development pattern of flexible light industrial/office space eventually expands to the Airport Authority’s property to the south. Improved street connections link these areas and diffuse traffic from the main arterials.

Current Projects 

There are several capital improvement projects underway in the Burton Station SGA including the new Tolliver Road, improvements to Burton Station Road, extended water and sewer, a new pump station, and a new fire/EMS station.