Planning matters approved by Dare commissioners

Published 1:22 pm Monday, March 11, 2024

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Dare County Board of Commissioners approved three planning matters at its meeting March 4, 2024.

A required public hearing was held on the permanent closure of an unimproved extension of Washington Street on Roanoke Island. The two adjoining property owners requested the closure. The properties are adjacent to the Manteo Middle School. No person came forward to speak at the hearing. Michael Davenport, one of the property owners, did speak to the board.

The board unanimously approved the request.

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Dare Challenge asked for an amendment to its special use permit, which required any changes lot coverage or square footage of structures be reviewed by the Planning Board and Board of Commissioners.

In the design phase of the group development, the revised site plan was changed to add a second story to the two dormitory buildings, adding additional square footage. Square footage was also added to the staff house. The square footage of the multi-purposed building was reduced. The Dare Challenge group development address is 2263 NC 345 in Wanchese.

The revised site plan was unanimously approved by the commissioners.

A request for shared driveways for Edgecamp Estates Subdivision in Salvo was also unanimously approved.

The soundside property, south of Phase 3 of Wind over Waves, is 15 acres and will be divided into nine lots. Common driveways connecting to NC 12 are proposed for Lots 1-3, 4-5, 6-7. The shared driveways will be less than 45 feet in length and paved to a minimum width of 20 feet. Lot 8 connects directly to NC 12. Lot 9 will be accessed from existing roadway in Wind over Waves.

The property, according to the Dare County database, is owned by Rf Ventures LLC and Stomp Obx Holdings LLC, both of Jackson, Wyoming.

A condition of approval is that before the final plat is filed an updated observed water level certification is provided to make sure the total square footage of soundfront lots has not changed due to erosion.

Dare’s commissioners agreed upon concurrence with the county’s Planning Board that the shared driveways did not “endanger or diminish public safety or welfare.”