New Fishing Pier and Yacht Center Approved

Cape Charles Wave

December 7, 2012

“It’s an ill wind that blows no good,” goes the saying, and Hurricane Sandy was a very ill wind. But at least some good is coming from that wind in the form of a new fishing pier for the Town of Cape Charles.

President Obama has authorized federal aid for areas hit by Sandy, and Cape Charles is a beneficiary.  Town Planner Tom Bonadeo told the Planning Commission December 4 that Federal Emergency Management Agency funds will pay for a new pier,

Portions of the pier deck have pulled away, but more serious is the twisted substructure. Bonadeo said the town first will stabilize the pier sufficiently to reopen it for the winter. Come spring, it will be rebuilt, including replacing inadequate railroad tie sleepers with proper pilings.


A public hearing was held Tuesday on a conditional use permit for the first phase of the South Port Yacht Center. Permission was requested to conduct boat and marine engine repairs; operate a boatel; occupy a dwelling unit; and erect a 6-foot security fence.

South Port developer Eyre Baldwin urged Commission approval. “I’ve been on this project for four tedious years,” he said, noting that South Port was a $5 million investment. The years of planning included a lawsuit brought by South Port against the town which was settled out of court.

Also speaking in favor of  South Port was Rear Commodore Paul Strong of the newly formed Cape Charles Yacht Club. Strong said the yacht center would be a great addition to the town and the harbor. “It will have a very favorable impact on Cape Charles,” he noted. [Read more…]


TUESDAY 12/18: Delegate Lynwood Lewis Town Hall Meeting

Delegate Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr., will hold a pre-session town hall meeting 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, at Saint Charles Parish Hall, 550 Tazewell Avenue in Cape Charles. [Read more…]