The Outer Banks Voice reporter Rob Morris submitted an article last week about the potential for a 2.46 acre, 18,500 sq. ft. open air market with 89 vendors on the site of the abandoned Foreman’s building in Kitty Hawk, NC. The Kitty Hawk Farm ‘N Flea Market is offering space for organic and small farm growers, antique dealers, artisans and families with collectibles to sell.
Foreman’s left the property around 2003 and 2004. The southern portion of the property was developed as Hooters restaurant. Developers of the project include Alan and Carol Giese, who own the Beach Bread Co. in Kitty Hawk. The property is owned by Jim Perry. There is a public hearing scheduled for June 7 to discuss plans for the project.
Kitty Hawk Town Council will have to approve an amendment to its zoning ordinance that would allow an open air market of that size, and then issue a conditional use permit. The town’s Planning Board declined to recommend approving the zoning amendment, expressing a number of concerns, including its size and potential noise. Several of the board’s concerns are addressed in the zoning amendment.