Nags Head approves final plat for Coastal Villas

Published 8:07 am Saturday, November 19, 2022

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Nags Head commissioners approved the final plat for Coastal Villas, a 17-lot major subdivision in Nags Head just south of Jockey’s Ridge. The 10-acre subdivision is located on S. Croatan Highway between W. Soundside Road and W. Deering Street.

Each lot is approximately half an acre.

Commissioners approved the preliminary plat in August 2020. Property developer Nags Head Construction and Development, Inc. submitted the final plat accompanied by an offer of dedication of improvements which include W. Coastal Way Roadway, Mariners Way Waterline Extension and fire hydrants.

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Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution November 2 proclaiming W. Coastal Way be officially accepted into the town’s street system.

Also approved was a special use/site plan review submitted by Michael Strader of Quible & Associates, P.C. for the construction of a trade center located on the vacant lot directly behind TW’s Bait and Tackle. A trade center is a structure with multiple units primarily devoted to service and wholesale operations and storage of materials for off-site work.

Next, commissioners approved a special use/site plan review for the redesign and construction of various public works facilities at 2110 S. Pond Avenue and 2200 S. Lark Avenue.

“I appreciate all the time that staff has put into this,” said Mayor Ben Cahoon. “It’s been a been a good long process and I’m very happy to hear that staff in the department has had input. A lot of work has been done to make sure that their needs are being met and that they are happy with this plan.”

Commissioners then held a brief public hearing to consider and approve and application for NC Division of Coastal Management (DCM) Planning and Management Grant.

In new business, Brian Joyner from Moffat & Nichol gave an update on the beach nourishment that was completed over the summer. Joyner said the nourishment project was successful. A total volume of 614,106 cubic yards were placed at a total cost of $11,295,594, funded primarily by FEMA. The coastal storm damage mitigation grant from the state funded over 85,000 cubic yards and the rest was paid for by the town.

According to Joyner, the sand color is very good compared to the existing beach and sand fence and planting are pending permits.

The next item of new business was a request from Dominion Energy for an extension of an easement in the town’s right-of-way on Old Nags Head Road. The town had previously offered the extension but it expired due to supply chain issues Dominion Energy encountered. Commissioners voted to approve the request.

Lastly, commissioners approved a budget amendment of $11,200 to place four speed radar machines in Old Nags Head Cove to deal with excess speeding.

“I was really amazed to see the amount of traffic within this portion of the neighborhood,” said town engineer David Ryan. “Some of the traffic counts showed up to 24,000 vehicle trips … within a 40-day period in the July-August time frame, so there is a lot of traffic within this neighborhood.”

The signs can be moved around the neighborhood as needed.