PO BOX 246 MANTEO, NC, 27954   PHONE: (252) 473-2133


Manteo Twenty Year Plan Update

Prepared by North Carolina State University, this plan is an update of the 1982 plan which provided a clear direction for the revitalization of Manteo and included a number of projects spread over a 20-year period to assist the town in achieving its goals.

Manteo, perhaps uniquely in the history of planning, took this list of projects to heart and set about accomplishing them as proposed. At the end of 20 years, almost all of the suggested projects have been implemented. 

Based on the work of a group of students from the North Carolina State University College of Design, the current plan forms the basis for the development of Manteo for the coming 20 years. Among it's stated goals are:

  • To protect, preserve and enhance the small-town character of Manteo.
  • To enhance the quality of life for Manteo residents and further develop and enhance the attractiveness of Manteo as a destination for visitors.
  • To integrate the parts of Manteo through appropriate planning and design.
  • To enhance the ability of the Town to adapt flexibly to changes in circumstances.
  • To modernize the planning process and its implementation through zoning regulation to ensure the accomplishment of these goals.

The final version of this document is available for review in the Town Hall Library. This document can be viewed or downloaded from the link below:

PO Box 246, Manteo, NC, 27954, (252) 473-2133