Planning Commission To Consider 12 Unit Development On 7th Street

Planning Commission To Consider 12 Unit Development On 7th Street

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By / Local News / Monday, 09 March 2020 16:45

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a request for a Conditional Use Permit to construct a 12-unit residential planned unit development (PUD) at 522 N. 7th Street adjacent to the Olde Mariners Village subdivision.

According to Miles Murphy with the Town's Planning Department, the property is zoned Residential R-1 which allows single-family and two-family Planned Unit Developments that can build 17-units per acre.

The entrance to the property is between two existing homes on N. 7th Street and is currently home to a large unfinished single family home. During construction of that home, there were issues with the framing of the structure which led to a dispute between the owner and the contractor.

Murphy explained, "Subsequently, the property went back on the market and Marlow Construction determined it would be a good potential location to feature some of their townhomes, which have been constructed elsewhere in town. The lot has the ability to contain a maximum of 23-units by R-1 zoning standards. Marlow Construction is only proposing 12-units."

Murphy explained, "The property requires, 40% lot coverage, standard parking, 25% open space, stormwater retention, and a 10' landscaping buffer. All of these have been met/provided in the proposed layout."

The Planning Department recommends approval of the permit.

All but two of the 12 units will be 1,100 square feet, two stories and forty feet tall. The other two will be the same other than the square feet at 1,000.

A landscape buffer will be required along the entrance of the development from 7th Street as well as along the border of the project. A 1,400 square foot storm water detention pond will also be required for the project.

The center of the development will include a large street cul-de-sac.

The Planning Commission will consider the permit request at their upcoming Thursday March 12th meeting at 6:30pm in the Council meeting room at Town Hall.

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