William Phillip Short & Mary Lighthipe
Sea & Pines, Inc.
Sussex Shores Reality Company
Sea Pines, Inc., Phil Short and his sister, Mary Lighthipe, have filed suit in Sussex County Chancery Court, to halt the construction of Bethany Harbor Condominiums, a 166 unit development
south of Indian River Inlet, by East Coast Resort, Inc.
East Coast Resorts president Ernest C. Raskaushas is also developing a single family home community in Bethany Beach.
These three landowners contend development would change the character of beaches now occupied by single family summer homes. They contend that the building permits and conditional
use are invalid and part of the proposed development encroaches on their property. The legal action
also challenges the validity of a zoning amendment.
The proposed development scheduled for completion within 2 -1/2 years on 22.8 acres
will cost $2.6 million.
Abstract : Harrison H. July 2017, from Washington Evening Star, 10 March 1972 :