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State Issues Permit for Development in Hatteras Village
RALEIGH Following a thorough environmental review, the N.C. Division of Coastal Management today issued a Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) permit for the construction of the Slash Creek condominiums project in Hatteras Village in Dare County.
Ten state agencies reviewed the Slash Creek project for possible environmental impacts before approving it. The applicants submitted an environmental assessment for the project, which underwent a State Environmental Policy Act review and was issued a finding of No Significant Impact.
The development will be located on 5.77 acres on the north side of Slash Creek near the end of Hatteras Island, and will contain 45 condominiums divided among five buildings, an onsite wastewater treatment plant and boat slips for each of the 45 units.
Some review agencies originally voiced concerns about the project, but the applicants modified their design to address these concerns, said Doug Huggett, DCM major permits coordinator. A request to dredge the creek was dropped from the permit application, and developers agreed to only allow boats that are less than 25 feet long to utilize the docking facilities. In addition, scouring effects from Hurricane Isabel appear to have deepened the areas navigation canals, which mitigated concerns about fisheries impacts in the previously shallow waters.
The project has also received permits from other state agencies, and must also receive federal permits before development may begin.
|Last Modified: October 20, 2004|