ASP.NET MVC strongly typed view error Could not load type

I have been doing some work on a webforms website that has been "upgraded" to also include the mvc bits.  One issue I ran into was an error when trying to create a strongly typed view.  I was receiving the below exception:

Parser Error Message: Could not load type 'System.Web.Mvc.ViewPage<MyViewModel>'.

I also was not getting intellisense in my View page when trying to access the Model property.

It sounds like this relates to dll references, and I found the solution at the below link.  

What I did to resolve was to create a new MVC project and then copy the web.config from the Views directory to my older webforms website.  That did the trick...