Developer offers $4.5M for Sentara site in Kitty Hawk, proposes apartment complex

Developer offers $4.5M for Sentara site in Kitty Hawk, proposes apartment complex

June 23rd, 2022

The Pasquotank County Board of Commissioners has accepted a conditional offer of $4.5 million from a Charlotte developer for the former Sentara urgent care site the county owns in Kitty Hawk.

DPJ Residential Acquisitions of Charlotte is proposing a five-story apartment complex with at least 210 units for the property near the U.S. 158/N.C. 12 intersection, according to The Daily Advance.

The offer is conditional on a number of factors, including the results of an upset bid process that will begin once DPJ submits a 5 percent deposit, and if the Town of Kitty Hawk grants approval of rezoning of the property.

The six-acre tract at 5200 North Croatan Highway, immediately south of the Aycock Brown Welcome Center, was listed in 2021 for a price of $7.5 million. Dare County tax records value the combined buildings and property at $5.16 million.

Kitty Hawk leaders had proposed a public safety center for the site that would include a new police headquarters, fire department substation and Dare County EMS station, but the town’s $2.7 million bid was rejected by Pasquotank commissioners at their June 20 meeting.

The property was acquired decades ago by Pasquotank County as the site of a future medical center operated by Albemarle Hospital. It eventually was the location of an urgent care and medical facility.

Sentara Healthcare closed the urgent care in 2017. The sale of the Kitty Hawk property is part of an agreement between Pasquotank County and the Norfolk-based healthcare company that includes building a new hospital in Elizabeth City.

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