Cape Charles – The Cape Charles Wetlands and Coastal Dune Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Cape Charles Civic Center, located at 500 Tazewell Avenue, Cape Charles to receive comment on an application for the waterside construction of a proposed yacht provisioning center on a 6.6 acre-property at 6 Mason Avenue (tax map # 83A3-A-5).
The project scope of work includes: removal of dilapidated structures, piles, bulkheads, and broken concrete followed by the installation of 727 linear feet of revetment stone; 175 linear feet of armor stone spur; 1,188 linear feet of floating concrete dock with aluminum gangways; approximately 38,000 square feet of riprap material placed below the mean low water elevation; and placing 700 cubic yards of sandy material on an existing sandy beach above mean high water. The Wetlands and Coastal Dune Board will have a meeting to vote on the application immediately following the public hearing.
This application is for waterside development only and does not pertain to any proposed landside development. The proposed marina uses are permitted by right in the Harbor zoning district (Cape Charles zoning ordinance Article III, Section 3.9.D.3).
A Harbor Development Certificate is required for all landside development. That process includes application to the Harbor Area Review Board for review and recommendation to Town Council.
The Council then votes on approval of that certificate. The proposed hotel development is by conditional use only in the Harbor zoning district and will require an application for a conditional use permit according to process stated in Article IV, Section 4.3 of the zoning ordinance. To this date, the Town has not received an application for any landside development. Please see the Virginia Marine Resources Commission website for the complete waterside development application and all related documents.
Information on the application can be viewed online, in the Planner’s Office at 2 Plum Street, or obtained by phone at 757-331-3259 x15, or email to email@example.com