Currituck County

Board Agenda
Motion Passed-Item Denied
Oct 16, 2017 6:00 PM

Public Hearing and Action: PB 15-02 Hidden Oaks - Use Permit Amendment:


Department:Planning & Community DevelopmentSponsors:
Category:BOC Public Hearing


  1. Printout
  2. Hidden Oaks Amended UP Staff Report (BOC 10.16.17) (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)
  3. 02-26-15 Site Plan
  4. Elevation of Duplex (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)
  5. Hidden Oaks AUP TRC Comments 9-20-17.dox (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)
  6. 5-12-17 Community Meeting Summary
  7. Signed Use Permit Application and Attachment

Meeting History

Oct 16, 2017 6:00 PM Video Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
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Parties were sworn and Laurie LoCicero, Planning and Community Development Director, reviewed the request to amend the use permit to allow the applicant to convert six single-family lots to duplex lots. Ms. LoCicero responded to questions and clarified that a prior request to convert sixteen lots exceeded allowable density, and was revised to the current request of six lots.

Mark Bissell, Engineer, reviewed the request and provided information on maintenance and oversight, location within the subdivision. Elevation photos were displayed, and Mr. Bissell clarified square footage and sales prices. The affects on property values and disclosure were discussed, and Mr. Bissell said they would be willing to disclose to potential buyers that duplex homes would be part of the subdivision. Commissioner Payment was curious as to why the change is being requested, and Mr. Bissell said the developer believes there is a market for duplex homes. Commissioner Beaumont also questioned the change, and wondered if approval would have been granted if they had been included in the original application.

Commissioner Gilbert had concerns that the duplex properties could possible bring down the value of the other homes.

Chairman Hanig opened the public hearing. No one wished to speak and the public hearing was closed.

With discussion concluded, Commissioner Gilbert moved to deny PB 15-02 Hidden Oaks application due to the fact that the burden of proof has not been shown that it will not endanger or injure the value of adjoining and abutting lands.

The motion was seconded by Commissioner Etheridge and carried unanimously.

MOVER:Marion Gilbert, Commissioner
SECONDER:Mary "Kitty" Etheridge, Commissioner
AYES:Bobby Hanig, Mike H. Payment, Paul M. Beaumont, Mary "Kitty" Etheridge, Marion Gilbert, Mike D. Hall, Bob White