The C-Pier at the Oyster Farm Marina received an after-the-fact approval for work that affects wetlands in and around the location of King’s Creek. The application was submitted to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission by Peacock Holdings, LLC. Local developer and Peacock Holdings manager Bill Parr signed and submitted the application to Habitat Management Chief Tony Watkinson. The work involved screened-in porches, as well as maintaining the restaurant works.
The application was approved by the Virginia Marine Resource Commission Tuesday in a vote of 6-1.
While the application was approved, there was a civil charge of $3000 for a “major degree of noncompliance.” The normal fee of $300 was tripled, and a triple royalty of $3600 was assessed. The fees were the result of “the encroachment of the two covered screened porches over 1,200 square feet of state-owned subaqueous land at a rate of $3 per square foot.”