Town Council Seeks Public Comments

At its public meeting on November 7th, the Duck Town Council voted to set a public hearing to review a prior proposal from the Planning Board to establish maximum size standards for single-family residences in Duck.  This ordinance replaces section 156-126 Standards for Residential Construction Based on Lot Size of the Town of Duck Zoning Ordinance, which was amended August 12, 2015 due to legislative changes required by the N.C. General Assembly.  If adopted, the proposed ordinance amendment will cap the square footage of houses depending on the size of lots (see the table below).


Lot SizeMaximum Size
9,999 or less s.f.3,500 s.f.
10,000-14,999 s.f.4,000 s.f.
15,000-19,999 s.f.4,500 s.f.
20,000-24,999 s.f.5,500 s.f.
25,000 or greater s.f.7,000 s.f.


Lots that are 15,000 square feet or greater will allow construction of a residence up to 7,000 square feet in size if certain higher development standards are met (larger setbacks, more landscaping, break up large facades, maximum septic capacity).

The public hearing to consider Ordinance 18-06 will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in the Keller Meeting Hall at 1200 Duck Road.  Town Council wishes to receive comments from all stakeholders related to this ordinance for the establishment of Maximum house sizes in Duck.”  Individuals who are unable to attend the meeting our invited to submit written comments to Joe Heard at