Rejected Developer Keeps Fighting County to Build

Developer Gerald Friedman is incredulous that county commissioners won't let him rezone his property in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

The Planning Department, the Coastal Barrier Resources Act, the county's land-use plan and even the Army Core of Engineers are against Friedman's proposed hotel in an undeveloped section of Swan Beach.

"Over the years, Friedman has contended the northern Outer Banks communities, first platted more than 40 years ago, included sections for business," writes Jeff Hampton of The Virginian-Pilot.

Since then, a host of land use controls have come into effect in the area. Friedman's rezoning request goes before the county next month.

Full Story: Developer renews fight to build in Outer Banks

Comments

Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

New! 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs just released.
Starting at $24.95

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $209

Essential Readings in Urban Planning

Planning on taking the AICP* Exam? Register for Planetizen's AICP * Exam Preparation Course to save $50.
$369 includes free shipping!
poster

A Short History of America

From comic book artist Robert Crumb, poster shows how the built environment has changed throughout the decades.
$14.95