Flora Farms plan would add 277 housing units
By Matthew Zabierek | Outer Banks Voice
A new development that would bring 277 new housing units to Moyock moved one step closer to final approval Monday March 1 as the Currituck County Board of Commissioners voted 5-2 to approve a conditional rezoning application for the Flora Farms project.
The project presented Monday, which would be built on a 202-acre parcel just south of Moyock Middle School, is a significantly scaled-down version of the massive development that applicant North-South Development Group LLC proposed last year. The Board of Commission narrowly voted 4-3 in September to reject the larger development that included 410 total dwelling units —including 285 single-family units and 125 upper-story dwelling units — and 100,000 square feet of commercial space. Commissioners at that time raised concerns about a series of issues, including traffic.
All of the redesigned project’s 277 housing units would be detached, single-family units, and the commercial space has been reduced dramatically to 7,500 square feet. Traffic studies provided by the applicant estimate that the changes will reduce the amount of traffic generated by 56 percent compared with the earlier proposal.