Lancaster board authorizes Tides Inn to develop employee housing

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

LANCASTER—Despite some opposition, the Lancaster board of supervisors on Thursday, August 25, unanimously approved a special exception request that will allow the Tides Inn to build employee boarding houses on 3-acres zoned general residential off of Weems Road near Gaskins Road. The development will house up to 60 employees once completed.

Described as “Phase I of our employee housing” in a letter written by director of development Marston Smith as part of the application, the 12 two-story buildings would be built on six half-acre lots, clustered into groups of four units, each with a shared parking lot. Plans submitted with the special exception request show each building consisting of five bedrooms with shared living, kitchen, dining and laundry spaces on the first floor. Smith also said that water and sewer would be supplied to….

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