October 20, 2020

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Vacation trailer park and campground ordinance up for commissioner evaluation – The Coastland Periods

A revised ordinance for travel trailer parks and campgrounds is now right before the Dare County Board of Commissioners.

The ordinance for unincorporated portions of the county will come with the suggestion of the Dare County Preparing Board after numerous months of deliberation.

At the board’s common Monday meeting Oct. 5, commissioners scheduled a community listening to for Monday, Oct. 19.

The key ordinance addition is defining and allowing camping cabins or choice tenting units in vacation trailer parks.

Tenting cabins are explained as 600 sq. feet enclosed with 300 square toes not enclosed. The facility may possibly or may well not have kitchen and rest room services. Camping cabins or choice camping units will have to be produced according to North Carolina Point out household codes, the Dare County Flood Hurt Prevention Ordinance and all other relevant federal, condition and nearby restrictions.

The proposed ordinance will be advertised with two variations.

As advised by the Scheduling Board, a most of 50% of a journey trailer park can include camping cabins. This cap was passed on a 4-3 vote by the Scheduling Board. A next model will be advertised without having the limitation.

The ordinance states that tenting cabins and other these buildings “shall be made use of as short term quarters or shelter throughout periods of recreation, holiday, leisure time or travel and shall not be employed for lasting dwelling quarters.” A 90-day occupancy restrict is established.

Vacation trailers can nevertheless continue being yr-spherical presented these trailers are freeway completely ready. Park proprietors are required to develop a storm response prepare and notify guests of an evacuation.

In the new ordinance, parks are regarded as industrial land uses with utmost over-all ton coverage of 60% of the full parcel acreage excluding freshwater and coastal wetland locations except if a different great deal coverage is spelled out in the applicable zoning district. Least parcel measurement is two acres excluding freshwater or coastal wetlands.

Not like the old ordinance, the rewritten Vacation Trailer and Campground Ordinance follows the very same approval processes as a subdivision with preliminary approval by the Scheduling Board and ultimate approval by the organizing director, unless the zoning district labels these progress as a conditional use.

Two web site configurations are offered: 1 is set with 1,500 square-foot spaces the other is termed “freeform” centered on a density of spaces.

An engineered stormwater strategy is necessary.

Tenting websites are unable to be sold. Leisure amenities are to be retained by park homeowners and evidently discovered for preliminary and remaining web-site designs. Specific swimming pools at camping cabins are not permitted.

A new part lets 20 camping spaces in conjunction with other professional makes use of in zoning districts C-3, I-1, S-1 and Hwy. 345, but not in other districts exactly where campgrounds are not permitted or in R-2A or R-2B, which are largely residential districts.

The ordinance permits emergency use of journey trailers as housing immediately after a storm.

The current journey trailer park ordinance with criteria and procedures was initial adopted in 1985.

A textual content modification to the C-3 zoning district is also proposed and establishes travel trailer parks and campgrounds in that zone as a permitted use.

For the general public listening to, public responses ought to be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] prior to and in the course of the conference at the acceptable time on the agenda.

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