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Dare Commissioners Authorize Lease Agreement for Town Commons Project in Downtown Manteo

Post Date:10/07/2019 1:53 PM
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At the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday, October 7, Commissioners approved a 25-year lease agreement with the Town of Manteo for three adjoining parcels in downtown Manteo. The county-owned parcels are located on Ananias Dare Street and Budleigh Street. Demolition of buildings and a parking lot formerly located on the parcels began in August and is nearing completion. 

According to the agreement, the Town of Manteo desires to construct a “Town Commons” consisting of open green space, public parking and other public recreational facilities. The Town of Manteo will be solely responsible for the costs of construction and maintenance of the Town Commons. To help resolve long-standing parking issues in downtown Manteo, Commissioners requested that a minimum of 65 parking places be included in designs for the space. 

Downtown Manteo Demolition Map

Pictured: The three parcels, prior to demolition, located at 217 Budleigh Street, 200 Ananias Dare Street, and 204 Ananias Dare Street.  

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