Dare County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to give residents a chance to speak about a proposed amendment to the county’s cluster home development ordinance.
The hearing is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, in the commissioners meeting room in the Dare County administration building, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo.
The board of commissioners requested that the planning board review the cluster homes development ordinance. The planning board determined that the current ordinance allows for a level of density and scale in traditionally single-family districts that is not consistent with the intent of those districts, officials said.
The proposed amendment would remove cluster homes from being permitted in 22 districts in unincorporated Dare County, specifically residential single-family zoning districts that do not allow the development of multi-family units, according to the county.
If adopted, the proposed amendment would only impact future cluster home developments within the unincorporated areas of the county following the date of its adoption. Changes to the ordinance would not impact cluster home developments that have already been approved or applications already submitted.
For more information, contact Dare County Planning Director Noah Gillam at Noah.Gillam@DareNC.gov or 252-475-5873, or visit www.DareNC.gov/Planning.