Currituck OKs long-planned waterfront development

By on February 18, 2019

This photo of the site of the proposed Cape Currituck community was posted on Facebook in 2017. (Facebook)

Currituck County’s Board of Commissioners first approved Cape Currituck, a proposed waterfront community in Powells Point more than a decade ago, but the timing was off, said Outer Banks developer Timothy Michael Morrison.

“We’ve had target dates since 2008,” Morrison said. “When the market took a big hit, we didn’t feel like we should go forward with it.”

Now, after unanimous approval of a revised plan by the Currituck Board of Commissioners on Monday, the project appears to be back on track.

The amended plan calls for fewer houses than the 2008 plan, dropping the total number from 237 to 160. But the developers wil have to wait for a CAMA permit and final approval from the Army Corps Engineers and state before starting. They hope to create a boat basin from a 12-acre sand put that is now a lake.

Nobody from the spoke during the public hearing on the project.

Plans for the waterfront community, which will be adjacent to Kilmarlic Golf Course, include a mix of townhouses, condos and single-family homes, along with a marina, ships’ store and restaurant.

Cape Currituck will also include a public dock with about 200 boat slips, Morrison said. Currituck County commissioners added a public boat ramp with parking as a requirement of the initial 2008 site plan approval.

That’s not something the developers wanted, Morrison said, but one of Currituck’s goals in to increase public access to the county’s waterways. There will be a fee for using the boating facilities, Morrison said.

The total parcel for the development is 120 acres, with 80 acres set aside for wetland preservation.

The price range for the homes will likely range from condos starting at $199,000, and townhouses and single-family homes starting at around $299,000, Morrison said, adding that premium waterfront homes will be more expensive.

In addition to the public hearing on Cape Currituck, the agenda for Monday’s commissioners’ meeting includes the review and adoption of an ordinance for conditional zoning for the Fost Tract, a proposed 513-unit residential development near Moyock.

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