15,000 sq. ft. mini-hotel no go in currituck
Citing legal setbacks and local opposition, Currituck County Commissioners have pulled the rug out from a massive 15,000 square foot project in Carova. William West writing for the Daily Advance supplies the details behind the Commissioners’ decision.
“Completion of a nearly-finished, massive house on the Currituck Outer Banks was recently blocked by the county commission which cited a recent state appellate court ruling as well as setback rules and opposition from residents.
After a nearly three-hour hearing Jan. 3, Commissioner Paul Beaumont led a successful vote against allowing the Letendre group to operate a rental site in the off-road area. The vote sided with Currituck’s Planning Board and went against a pair of compromise options offered by Currituck Planning Director Ben Woody to amend Currituck’s unified development ordinance.
Elizabeth Letendre, of Needham Heights, Mass., had requested a reconsideration and an amendment to allow her to finish the U-shaped, oceanfront structure located just north of Malbon Drive. The project has been under construction for more than 4½ years.”