Thursday, December 8, 2022

Shallotte submits CAMA permit application to redevelop riverfront

The town's long-held plans to transform into a new downtown live-work-play center are materializing after finding new development partners.

The Shallotte Riverfront Town Center will feature a $2.5 million riverwalk constructed by the town and about 390,000 square feet of retail, office and residential space to be built on nearly 17 waterfront town-owned acres. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)
The Shallotte Riverfront Town Center will feature a $2.5 million riverwalk constructed by the town and about 390,000 square feet of retail, office and residential space to be built on nearly 17 waterfront town-owned acres. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)

SHALLOTTE — The Town of Shallotte has submitted its Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) permit application to develop town-owned riverfront property.

A state decision is due in early August, with few key approvals remaining before work can begin.

Related: Shallotte to submit riverwalk permit, $98.6 million public-private town center plans still on

After a fallout with Durham-based TND Partners, Shallotte’s project is back on with NSV Development after working out a development agreement in September 2018.

Plans to reality

Over 10 years, Shallotte purchased 24 lots which now make up approximately 16 connected acres on the Shallotte River. NSV Development will purchase Shallotte’s property for about $6.5 million before developing the planned maritime village.

In April, the town approved a conceptual master development plan. Plans include: floating docks, a fixed 251-foot-long riverwalk pier, a 20-foot-long fishing pier, riverfront boardwalk, floating kayak launch; parks, trails, open spaces; 16 mixed-use buildings with 129 residential units; a 43,500 square foot hotel; retail, restaurant, and office space.

Despite the large scope of riverfront development activity, the project will impact .059-acres of wetlands, according to the CAMA application, completed on May 22. Because impacts are less than .1-acres, no mitigation plans are required. Impacts are necessary, according to the application, to install utilities and space to construct parking areas.

Work to begin next summer

Shallotte also plans to submit a dredging permit with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and still needs to submit an erosion and sedimentation control plan with the Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources before beginning work.

NSV Development’s director of development estimates construction on the project will begin before next summer.

Public comment on Shallotte’s CAMA permit application is being accepted through July 17, 2019. Comments submitted after this date will still be considered up until the state makes a permit decision, which is due on August 5. Send comments to the director of Division of Coastal Management via email to Braxton.Davis@ncdenr.gov or through mail to the following address:

Braxton C. Davis, Director, Division of Coastal Management
400 Commerce Avenue, Morehead City
NC 28557-3421


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