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Currituck County Land Deal




Many great points were made on the other board about this topic. But in reading the article, are there other issues that might make this deal not so pretty? I personally just see it as opening up the entire northern beach for development, and it will make it easier for the Friedman's - and others - to open up businesses. It sounds to me like the horses will be penned up on the sound side.

pilotonline.com/news/local/environment/currituck-land-deal-could-protect-beach-driving-privileges-and-offer/article_b46aad91-2268-5a9d-9849-b9a089d572ed.html


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A little different but the same as Audubon selling off Earl Slick's donated land for profit (as a "non-profit" org) in 2013-14. The county sees the need and value in open space (hopefully), keeping the Feds out (definitely) and may see potential development tax revenues once the mid-Currytuck bridge is built.


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Development should remain slow until inside roads become paved, which could be some time. The beach is an important transportation corridor, and this should keep the FWS from closing it.


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I'm really just a little surprised that so many people are looking at the land deal as a completely good thing. While I find his attitude annoying, I agree with Scorpo that this is only opening the door for the county to cash in and develop north. I think the most they will do to conserve the horses is to pen them up. I'm afraid that those who think the beaches and the whole area will be better protected are completely wrong. That saddens me. That is a great area up there. But... I also feel that Twiddy was the first offenders by developing so heavily up there at all. I'm probably the minority. While I think that access to driving on the beach is important for recreational use, I also think that allowing ANY development is bad for the wildlife. It's a balance, but I'm afraid the scale has been tipped - and the flood gates are about to open.


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With the horses "out of the picture", the argument to allow development, including paved road and commercial properties avoids a large hurdle(no pun intended). Building houses that are really hotels should be a clear sign of what they really want to do once they can pave a road up there. I also fear there some deals being made behind closed doors. The horses should not be corralled, penned up, or steered or lured into a specific area, not for the sake of the horses, but for the sake of preserving possibly one of the most unique places in America. Anyone who thinks that large corporate builders are primarily concerned with preserving the beaches and wildlife has their head in the sand.