April 2005 Coastal Resources Commission Actions
At its April 2005 meeting, the CRC:
Adopted for public hearing an amendment to 15A NCAC 07H.0304 to
remove the unvegetated beach designation from oceanfront areas in New Hanover, Pender,
Carteret, and Onslow counties.
Adopted for public hearing an amendment to the commissions
rule that prohibits concrete driveways in the oceanfront setback (15A NCAC 07H.0309). The
proposed rule would allow the use of concrete, asphalt or turfstone for driveways in the
oceanfront setback so long as the development does not directly abut the ocean and is
located landward of a paved public street or highway currently in use.
Adopted amendments to 15A NCAC 7A, 7H, 7I, and 7J, designating
Coastal Managements Morehead City office at its new address at 400 Commerce Ave. in
Morehead City as the Divisions main office.
Adopted for public hearing an amendment to NCAC 7O.0105 to add
the Bird Island and Emily and Richardson Preyer Buckridge Coastal Reserves to the list of
sites included in the N.C. Coastal Reserve complex.
On the recommendation of the Planning and Special Issues
Subcommittee, the commission voted to certify a Land Use Plan for the Town of Duck.
Denied a variance to Henry Sneed of Carteret County, who sought
relief from the commissions rule requiring a 60-foot setback from a pre-nourishment
vegetation line to build two single-family residences on four adjacent oceanfront lots in
Granted a variance to B&D Investments, LLC of New Hanover
County, who sought relief from the commissions riparian setback rules to construct a
pier on a property in Wrightsville Beach.
Denied a variance to Larry and Sonja Powell of New Hanover
County, who sought relief from the commissions 30-foot buffer rule to build a
two-level deck on a single-family residence in Carolina Beach. The proposed deck would
have exceeded the limit of 200 total square feet of decking allowed within the buffer.
Denied a variance
to Wayne and Susan Lehman of Dare County, who sought relief from the commissions
30-foot buffer rule to build a single-family residence in Frisco.
Granted a variance to the Riggings Homeowners Association at Kure
Beach, which sought to keep the sandbags protecting the structures in place until June 30,
2007. On that date, the FEMA grant awarded to the Town of Kure Beach to acquire the
current Riggings site will expire.
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