Unanimous Approval for Rezoning for Currituck Waterpark
by CCED, on 5/13/16 12:00 PM
On Monday, April 28, 2016, the Currituck County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the rezoning of 80 acres north of Harbinger for the proposed OBX Waterpark. Commissioners are hopeful that the waterpark will bring tourism dollars to lower Currituck by attracting tourists and bringing in new business to the area.
The plans for the attraction by Aquatic Development Group include two waterslides, a wave pool, a lazy river for tubing, and a surfing simulator. Commissioners also gave the go-ahead to increase the height restriction on recreational structures to 110 feet for waterslides.
The park hopes to employ eight to ten people year-round, and during the summer, 30 or more lifeguards, along with general support staff, restaurant staff, ticket salespeople, control center operators, and safety advisers. The plans also proposed a parking lot with space for 4,000 vehicles.
The proposal will go before the Planning Department’s technical review committee next, and any future permits or approvals will be handled by county staff.
For more information on the OBX Waterpark you can visit Outer Banks Voice to read the full article with additional highlights.
Photo: The ADG Ocean Breeze Waterpark Facebook page.
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