Yet Another Public Hearing on Rezoning Old School

Cape Charles Wave

June 29, 2012

Cape Charles Town Council voted last night to refer the proposed rezoning of the property known as Old Cape Charles School to the Planning Commission, along with the request for a conditional use permit that would allow the school to be converted into an apartment building.

The rezoning and conditional use permits are requirements of the contract with Echelon Resources, Inc., which Town Council approved June 14 for the sale of the old school in the park.

The Planning Commission will consider the rezoning and conditional use permit  July 10. A public hearing will also be scheduled for that date.

This will be the 7th time that the public has been asked to provide comment on the sale, rezoning, and conditional use of the former school building, as follows: [Read more…]

Crisfield Photographer Enamored of Cape Charles

At Watson’s Hardware store you can buy just about anything, or if you prefer,” sit for a spell.”

By Cape Charles Wave Staff

June 29, 2012

Patty Hancock traveled the world as a professional photographer for 25 years, but only now has she discovered Cape Charles. Now resident in Crisfield, Maryland, she recently compiled a photo essay of our town, and has given the Cape Charles Wave permission to republish it.  Here, in the eyes of a first-time visitor, and in her own words, are her impressions of Cape Charles:

I recently discovered Cape Charles, VA, a sleepy little town on the move that takes me back to a time when things were simpler.

The Cape Charles Coffee shop has 2 floors. They make a perfect soy cappuccino.

The town is abuzz with “coming back,” and I certainly liked what I saw. The docks are new, projects are in full swing, and a new restaurant is being built near the docks. Oh, and I love the Cape Charles Coffee House. Every town should have a coffee house like that. Quaint and friendly and alive with creativity.

Little shops offer gems that are sure to entice even the most finicky shopper, the theater beckons those who love the arts, quiet golf carts putz around, in no particular hurry, and people who look like they should be modeling casual clothes in magazines parade the main street on bikes adorned with Nantucket baskets.

If any apartments become available here, someone let me know. I’m interested!

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