Developer withdraws application for Carolina Shores HUD housing proposal

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Carolina Shores considers HUD Housing, residents say "Not in my back yard" (Photo: Kate Cornell)

CAROLINA SHORES, NC (WWAY) — After a heated meeting that brought out dozens of Carolina Shores residents, a developer has withdrawn his application to rezone a portion of Ocean Highway to build a housing development.

According to the Town of Carolina Shores, The BTR Communities Group, LLC withdrew his request to change the zoning from Highway Commercial to Planned Residential.

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On Wednesday, the planning board held a hearing at town hall to discuss the matter.

The plan was to build an 84-unit U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development housing complex on Highway 17, next to the CVS.

Residents spoke out, citing lack of infrastructure, public transportation, jobs and a town police department.

The item will stay on the Board of Commissioners meeting agenda for April 4, so the town can make written notice of withdrawal.