Commissioners in May directed town staff to draft land use plan amendments to address a complaint about policies regarding development of and the placement of fill in upland wetlands.
Revised maps for the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System currently awaiting congressional approval remove only a small portion of North Topsail Beach from environmental protections that restrict federal funding that encourages development.
Morehead City councilmembers have approved a rezoning request allowing for commercial and multi-family residential development of 23 acres on N.C. 24.
Morehead City’s planning board has approved development of a long-planned townhome complex on Radio Island with 61 units, a 122-slip marina, a clubhouse and a bathhouse.
An undeveloped 12-acre tract with water frontage in Morehead City that had been set aside for conservation in 2003 is back on the market after a court decision lifted restrictions on the deed.
In real estate, location is everything, and the perilous site of the Kure Beach condominium complex called The Riggings make it a textbook example of challenges in managing coastal development.
The legislature in June threw a lifeline to The Riggings, a condo complex in Kure Beach threatened by erosion since its construction, but the sandbag rule change is just another short-term fix in a losing battle with the ocean.