Several areas of Nags Head are in the R-3 zoning district. An example is the Old Nags Head Place neighborhood on the north side of Hollowell Street. This district primarily allows single-family dwellings with a minimum 15,000 square foot lot size. Duplexes are allowed on lots with at least 22,000 square feet of area. For new subdivisions along US 158, the R-3 zoning district requires that a 15-foot-wide undisturbed vegetative buffer be maintained along the roadway. Lot coverage is limited to 33 percent of the lot area for residential development.
Multi-family development or other types of commercial development are not allowed in the R-3 zoning district. View a listing of the allowed uses.