Harbour Village

Town Planning by Chuck Dietsche & Dan Costa

 

Harbour Village, clustered around the 10-acre marina of Bald Head Island, is the perfect antidote to the tensions of car-based suburban living. Neo-traditional town planning endows this contemporary resort village with the pleasures and balance of community life.  The environmentally efficient cluster of buildings preserves wide-open spaces for all to enjoy, while public and commercial structures merge fluidly with picturesque cottages and charming bed & breakfasts in a scale navigated on foot, by bicycle, or golf cart.

The planning project included the restoration of Old Baldy, the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina
Harbour Village is the front door of Bald Head Island welcoming guests and residents to this idyllic resort
This streetscape shows spacious residences nestled into the human scale of Harbour Village.
Harbour Village, Bald Head Island, North Carolina, Chuck Dietsche PlannerHarbour Village Masterplann
Golf-cart-scale garages face access alleys behind residences, taking a page from early 20th century town design.
Harbour Village, Bald Head Island, North Carolina, Chuck Dietsche Planner

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January 2013

Harbour Village, Bald Head Island, North Carolina, Chuck Dietsche Planner