This is the official website for the Town of Calabash, North Carolina-"The Seafood Capital of the World". Calabash is a coastal community, bordering South Carolina located between Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC. A Mayor-Council form of government with a Town Administrator who together operate the Town of Calabash. Calabash has a six-member town council-a Mayor and five commissioners each serving a 4-year term in office. The Board of Commissioners meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. at the town hall located at 882 Persimmon Road. You are encouraged to attend.
The public shall take notice that the Calabash Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing regarding proposed amendments to the Calabash Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00 PMin Sanborn Hall, located at Town Hall, 882 Persimmon Road, Calabash, NC. The proposed amendments include changes to the following: #1) Article 10-Table of Permitted & Conditional Uses; proposed amendment adds a use for truck/trailer rentals and suggests as a permitted use by right in the Highway Commercial (HC) zoning district; and a permitted use as an accessory use for certain types of primary businesses in the Central Business (CB) zoning district as long as certain criteria can be met—the proposed amendment includes these criteria. #2) Article 24-Subdivision Regulations; multiple amendments have been proposed to Article 24 including but not limited to improvement guarantees, information to be contained on sketch plans/preliminary/final plats, and design standards for streets. Please direct any questions regarding the proposed amendments to Town Hall staff prior to the public hearing. Only comments will be accepted at the public hearing. The public is encouraged to attend. For further information call 910-579-6747 ext 5.
Click the links below to review the proposed amendments to the UDO which are highlighted; new language is simply highlighted (example) while language that is proposed to be removed is highlighted and struckthrough (example):
Calabash was incorporated in 1973. At that time, Calabash was a small fishing village with a handful of seafood restaurants. We have since grown into a small town with a year-round population of 1,868 residents. Currently, there are over 30 restaurants in town serving people from all over the world each year. The Mayor and Board of Commissioners invites you to explore our website and learn everything you would like to know about our beautiful town; from our history, which began as early as 1691, to current events and future plans.
The town would like to thank you for visiting our website. If you are planning a trip to the Carolina Coast be sure to stop by Calabash and try the local fare, do some shopping, take a fishing voyage or dolphin cruise, or just relax and enjoy the peaceful beauty of our quaint town. Please feel free to contact us at any time.