New redevelopment project in Emerald Isle creating debate


EMERALD ISLE, Carteret County - Peak beach season is over but things got a little hot in Emerald Isle Tuesday night.

A new redevelopment project is creating some debate. Offiicials say the project consists of hopefully finding a developer to make the property at Islander Drive, which the town owns, into something. That could be commercial, residential, mixed use or even a park.

Town Manager Frank Rush made a presentation to a large number of people at Tuesday's meeting. After that, many people within the packed meeting room had their concerns and questions answered.

Town officials say the use of the property is not set in stone, despite many rumors. There's also no rush to complete the the project and people are encouraged to check the town's Facebook page and website to see the plans and voice your opinion. Officials said more meetings to hear the public's opinion may happen in the near future.

Click the above video to hear more from Tuesday's meeting.

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