A vacant piece of land in the area between Citgo and Maggie Valley Creekside Lodge could in the future be a different kind of RV park—one in which the parcels will be individually owned, a report said.
North Carolina’s Maggie Valley Board of Adjustments approved a proposal by developer Frankie Wood to install 15 RV sites on the 1.336 acres of land which is owned by Calvin and Jacqueline Donaldson.
The site was originally approved for 13 units. However, Wood had a plan to add several sites by eliminating the garbage receptacle in addition to an unoccupied building on the site.
The plan was in line with the previously agreed-upon plan to the area, Maggie Valley planner Kaitland Finkle said. The maximum allowed density on the property is 18 units.
There will be only three classes of vehicles. Class A, B, and C RVs are allowed within the “planned unit development,” or PUD. Every lot will be equipped with a sewer and water connection which will permit each lot to be individually sold rather than being rented.
In the public hearing on Wednesday, Wood explained that engineers designed the plan. If there are disagreements, “it will be something we have to fix. We agreed to no sheds, no lights, no buildings.”
Board Chairman Bill Banks agreed that the types of vehicles that are allowed could be a wide range, but the issue before the Zoning Board was whether an RV PUD is permitted. It would require a particular exemption to the zoning rules. The final look of the development would be subject to review after the design is completed.
Board member Marion Hamel noted that review would go before the planning board, not the zoning board. She then proposed that only Class A vehicles be allowed.
Wood said that would be very hard since the board has already approved classes A, B, and C, but said he doubted there will be recreational vehicles in the development under $200,000.
“We’re not going to have a $1 million RV and put something low class right beside it,” Wood said.
Hamel said when the project was initially discussed, it was supposed to be used as a housing facility for Ghost Town employees, but Wood as a member of Ghost Town LLC said that the property was not stable enough.