Joint City and County Public Meeting on March 11

Posted March 10, 2015 at 12:18 pm     Category: News ReleasePlanning and Land Use

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At a public meeting on March 11, staff from the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County will unveil a set of maps showing how the city and county should grow, develop and change over the next several years.

The public is invited to drop-in between 3-6 p.m. at the NHC Executive Development Center to review the maps, ask questions and provide input. The center is located at 1241, Military Cutoff Road, adjacent to the NE Regional Library.

The city will show maps with different features that must be considered for positive growth, such as the location of new streets, shopping centers and parks and the best areas for redevelopment.

The county will present a draft land use map that includes citizen comments from the 7 community meetings recently held. This draft land use map is intended to continue a conversation within our community on how we will grow over the next twenty five years.

This joint meeting is a wonderful opportunity for the community to understand how the city and county maps coordinate with one another and how residents may be affected.

How Wilmington and the unincorporated areas grow over the next several years will be critically important because of rapid growth with little land left for development:

  • The population of New Hanover County, including Wilmington, is expected to increase by 56% between 2010 and the year 2040, nearly double the rate of North Carolina as a whole.
  • Vacant, buildable land is scarce – only about 13% of the city’s total land remains available for development.

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Release Contact:

Jennifer Rigby
Long Range Planner
(910) 798-7237

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