Northern Outer Banks consider rules limiting home sizes

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — Officials in the northern Outer Banks are considering new rules that could limit the size of homes.

The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports ( that the Currituck County Planning Board is getting public feedback on the new rules that would limit new houses to one-and-a-half times the size of existing homes and require adequate parking — for example requiring six places for an eight-bedroom home.

The rules also would require a new house larger than 5,000 square feet to be built on at least 12,000 square feet of suitable land.

Builders and service businesses like party and wedding planners say the new rules would cut into their profits.

The rules would only affect the Outer Banks near Corolla north of Duck.


Information from: The Daily Advance,

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