News / A Dive into Manteo, North Carolina!

November 16th / 2022

A Dive into Manteo, North Carolina!

Being involved in the growth process of a community, like Manteo, signifies the partnership Stewart has built into our values as a company. When our team first began working with the Town of Manteo in 1994, that was just the beginning. Since then, the relationship, partnerships, and friendships we have developed over the years is important to us and who we are as a company.

From providing structural engineering services for Ice Plant Island Amphitheater to developing a Comprehensive & CAMA Land Use Plan, we had the opportunity to take a trip to this beautiful coastal town and capture a few features of what makes Manteo special. 

This historic town with its quintessential waterfront downtown is a community that deeply treasures the coastal village life and charm. The town is dealing with an increase in coastal hazards exacerbated by sea level rise, increasing interest from developers in a community that is largely built-out, and a legacy and desire to protect affordable housing options for residents and workers. Stewart is providing a comprehensive plan update that will fulfill the requirements of a Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) land use plan, to help guide the future of this unique coastal community.

Stewart’s plan updates, research into local issues and public engagement have driven the plan development process. This coastal town also has significant vulnerabilities to coastal hazards such as regular high tide flooding which is only predicted to get worse in the future. The CAMA-compliant comprehensive land use plan update included an analysis of potential future environmental conditions and a planning overlay to help reduce asset exposure in the future.

If you’d like to take a deeper dive into Manteo, NC and learn more about all of the wonderful things it has to offer please visit!

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