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Never a dull moment...




This is interesting. Not sure why the county couldn't get it right from the start. I am sure there is more back story to it than reported in this short article, but it's an interesting twist on large home construction in the OBX.

https://pilotonline.com/news/local/article_dc77536e-44d8-11e9-b88c-bff650c4d196.html

https://pilotonline.com/news/local/article_dc77536e-44d8-11e9-b88c-bff650c4d196.html


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This is interesting. Not sure why the county couldn't get it right from the start. I am sure there is more back story to it than reported in this short article, but it's an interesting twist on large home construction in the OBX.

https://pilotonline.com/news/local/article_dc77536e-44d8-11e9-b88c-bff650c4d196.html

JillD


The Chesapeake sits empty because it violates zoning code? Interesting.


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Interesting that they frame it as if she dismissed her lawsuit, then reveal it wasn't taken up by the Supreme Court, which means the Appeals Court ruling stands, which concludes the lawsuit.

So much has been built not to code and been eventually granted a variance where other states would have required demolition, it's not surprising people have gotten bold. She might have been okay if she hadn't violated the oceanfront setback, since that's out of the county's hands.


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What a shame. I think these so called event homes will become dinosaurs sooner than later.


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She was allowed 5000 sq feet she built 3 "separate" structures under her initial plan and the county said OK. She was told in court at the lower trials court that the neighbors were appealing the decision. She chose to not wait. In the previous article from 2018 they even say how she chose to build before the court case was settled.
https://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Court-Rejects-Completion-of-Massachusetts-Womans-Massive-North-Carolina-Home-484502991.html

The Appeals Court opinion says LeTendre gambled the trial court decision would stand and lost. It acknowledges "the consequences of delaying construction may have also been harsh and plaintiff had to make a difficult choice, but the choice was hers to make."
After the 1st ruling she connected the 3 structures with heated hallways that shared utilities creating one big house.

Having built a home on the water in Dare county and dealt with the CAMA and zoning issues, knowing Currituck is the same I would of NEVER turned a shovel on the project until she was clear and had the building permits in hand from the county but she rolled the dice and in this case she lost.


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She was allowed 5000 sq feet she built 3 "separate" structures under her initial plan and the county said OK. She was told in court at the lower trials court that the neighbors were appealing the decision. She chose to not wait. In the previous article from 2018 they even say how she chose to build before the court case was settled.
https://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Court-Rejects-Completion-of-Massachusetts-Womans-Massive-North-Carolina-Home-484502991.html

The Appeals Court opinion says LeTendre gambled the trial court decision would stand and lost. It acknowledges "the consequences of delaying construction may have also been harsh and plaintiff had to make a difficult choice, but the choice was hers to make."
After the 1st ruling she connected the 3 structures with heated hallways that shared utilities creating one big house.

Having built a home on the water in Dare county and dealt with the CAMA and zoning issues, knowing Currituck is the same I would of NEVER turned a shovel on the project until she was clear and had the building permits in hand from the county but she rolled the dice and in this case she lost.

Alexy


Exactly...it is never better to ask for forgiveness instead of permission anywhere but especially on the Outer Banks barrier Island.