By Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy
CoastLand Times
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

A new Dare County animal shelter is a step closer to reality.

On Sept. 17, Dare County’s board of commissioners approved Guernsey Tingle from Williamsburg, Virginia, as architects for the new animal shelter. The board authorized County Manager Robert L. Outten to negotiate a contract with the firm.

The county received five submissions in response to a Request for Qualifications. Guernsey Tingle won the recommendation from the review committee due to its design experience working with over 30 animal care facilities in both Virginia and North Carolina.

Additionally, the firm partners with Pace Collaborative and Kim Hamby PE. Both worked with Dare County on the Emergency Operations Center. For that project Hamby addressed stormwater management, erosion control and sanitary sewer facilities.

The new shelter is currently slated for county-owned land next to the Emergency Operations Center and the Dare County Airport.

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