Pasquotank approves $4.1 million Kitty Hawk bid for Sentara Medical Center site

By on August 2, 2022

(Town of Kitty Hawk)

By a 4-2 vote at their Aug. 1 meeting, the Pasquotank County Commissioners approved the $4.1 million sale of the former Sentara Medical Center property in Kitty Hawk to the Town of Kitty Hawk, according to Pasquotank County Attorney Mike Cox.

The town has stated its intention to convert the six-acre property into a public safety facility.

The approval by the Pasquotank Board came after the Town of Kitty Hawk raised its most recent offer of $4 million by another $100,000, Cox said. He added that the county is now waiting for a revised letter of intent and a new contract from Kitty Hawk. The agreement includes a 60-day-period of due diligence on the property, with an expected closing date within four months.

Initially, Kitty Hawk had submitted a $2.7 million dollar offer to Pasquotank County for the property and appeared to have lost out on the bidding when DPJ Residential offered $4 million in its proposal to build at least 225 market rate housing units on the site. But last month, DPJ dropped its bid down to $3.5 million, opening a window for Kitty Hawk, which upped its offer to $4 million in late July. Cox noted that there was one other bid on the site, for $3.75 million, from a company called Resource Building Corp.

As for Kitty Hawk’s plan for the site, Councilman David Hines stated in a recent press release that “the Town feels that purchasing this building and repurposing it to a Public Safety facility would be a cost savings to the taxpayers of Kitty Hawk. In addition, Dare County, the Town of Kitty Hawk and surrounding counties in northeastern North Carolina, including Pasquotank County, that have residents visiting the local beaches and area will benefit from a high level of emergency response services.”

SEE ALSO: Kitty Hawk ups bid to $4M for former Sentara property, seeks new police station


  • Chris Smith

    Are we really shocked by this!!!!!! NO!!!! we all knew some how some way the town would end up with that property. Imagine that.

    Tuesday, Aug 2 @ 12:05 pm
  • Bill

    That is good news. It sure is better than building more houses.

    Tuesday, Aug 2 @ 1:13 pm
  • David Smith

    Bad decision. Seriously doubt the building is usable at all.

    Tuesday, Aug 2 @ 2:38 pm
  • sandflea

    Too bad a medical group like Atlantic Orthopedic Surgeons or Jordan Young Institute didn’t buy it. The area is in desperate need of good orthopedic surgeons along with many other doctors including primary, cardiac, etc. They could have built in a surgery center and possibly another ER. Many people are tired of having to drive almost 2 hours one way to Virginia for their doctor visits, surgeries and other health care needs. Many people who have lived here for a while are leaving the area because of the lack of health care.

    Wednesday, Aug 3 @ 8:30 am
  • Mike Raphone

    Pay attention, and mark my words. This will not be used as a public safety facility. This will be someone’s pet project because they want their name on it.

    Friday, Aug 5 @ 10:39 am