Judge Rules In Harris Teeter Permit Challenge Of Federal Point Permit

Plans were submitted to the Town of Carolina Beach in November for a new shopping center to replace the existing Federal Point Shopping Center at 1018 North Lake Park Blvd. The redevelopment plans show a new unnamed grocery store as well as other multi-tenant buildings. The Town Council voted to approve of a permit to build the new shopping center during their January 9th, meeting. Plans were submitted to the Town of Carolina Beach in November for a new shopping center to replace the existing Federal Point Shopping Center at 1018 North Lake Park Blvd. The redevelopment plans show a new unnamed grocery store as well as other multi-tenant buildings. The Town Council voted to approve of a permit to build the new shopping center during their January 9th, meeting.

Judge Rules In Harris Teeter Permit Challenge Of Federal Point Permit Featured

By / Local News / الأربعاء, 09 أيار 2018 15:10

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council unanimously voted to approve a request for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for G.H.K Developments, Inc. at their January 9th, meeting to redevelop the Federal Point Shopping Center located at 1018 N. Lake Park Blvd. The proposal calls for demolition of the existing shopping center and construction of a new 51,469 square foot grocery store with an attached 8,400 square foot multi-tenant building with a patio area. The plans show areas for two additional future multi-tenant buildings.

The adjacent property owner, Jubilee Carolina, LLC, challenged the Council's decision to issue that permit because they claim it negatively impacts their previously issued permit to build a Harris Teeter store and gas station on the property right next to the Federal Point Shopping Center.

Their plan included interconnectivity to Federal Point. Now the developer for that shopping center - G.H.K - says they will not allow that interconnectivity which means the Harris Teeter project would have to be redesigned.

The application for redevelopment of the Federal Point Shopping Center didn't indicate what grocery store chain would open in the new project but the Louisiana based G.H.K. Developments, Inc. is listed on the application and plans submitted to the Town. They completed construction of a new Publix located in Wilmington on College Road. Their website lists previous projects such as Walgreens and Publix stores.

A court hearing was held April 24th, in New Hanover County.

During the Town Council's May 8th, meeting, Town Attorney Noel Fox updated the Council and told them the judge ruled on May 3rd, in favor of the Town issuing the G.H.K permit to redevelop the Federal Point Shopping Center.

Fox explained, "I know Council is already aware of this but for those that are listening and have inquired in the recent weeks, a hearing was held in Superior Court on April 24th, and a court judge entered an order on May 3rd, finding that the Town Council's decision was affirmed. So that means that Jubilee has to appeal the judge's order in order to not have the CUP stand."

Jubilee Carolina LLC has 30 days to appeal the judges decision.

If Jubilee Carolina LLC decides to appeal the decision, the case would continue until the appeal could be heard.

While that challenge makes its way through the court system - which can take time - the businesses are still open in the Federal Point Shopping Center including Carolina Beach Scuba, Primrose Cottage, Tip Top Frame, Maxways and others.

These businesses plan to remain open and when they are eventually informed of a date certain that they will  have to relocate, they plan to open at new locations. In the meantime, they need the public to be aware that their doors are still open, so when you get a change, stop by these wonderful businesses and enjoy all they to offer.

Recently the Primrose Cottage consignment shop announced they are relocating to a location at Monkey Junction in the Walmart shopping plaza near Vintage Values and PetSmart. Their last day of operation will be May 12th at the Carolina Beach location. They will reopen May 19th at their new location over the bridge.

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