Ice Storm Warning

An Ice Storm Warning is in effect for New Hanover County.

County offices and facilities will be closed on Friday, January 21, and Saturday, January 22, as the forecast calls for freezing rain, hazardous road conditions & potential power outages.

Visit EmergencyNHC.com for more information and the latest from the National Weather Service.

Plan NHC Open House – Wednesday October 28

Posted October 26, 2015 at 11:49 am     Category: News ReleasePlanning and Land Use

(New Hanover County)—The New Hanover County Department of Planning & Inspections will host a public open house on Wednesday, October 28th from 5 – 7 PM in the Development Services Atrium area at the New Hanover County Government Center.

The open house is an opportunity for citizens and stakeholders to review and discuss plans for the future development of the County.

The comprehensive long range plan, called Plan NHC is the result of two years of collaboration with citizens.  The New Hanover County Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Future Land Use maps will be available for review at the open house.

The Future Land Use Map will replace the 2006 CAMA Land Classification Map and reflects the vision established by citizens and community leaders in the early phases of developing the comprehensive plan.  The map will be used as a guide for future development decisions such as rezoning, special use permits, and variance requests.

One new feature of the Future Land Use Map is development of “Place Types” which represent development patterns that are different from the 2006 CAMA Land Classification Map currently in use. The biggest change is the incorporation of Mixed Use land use classifications. These classification combine retail, residential, commercial and office uses, to create a more sustainable New Hanover County.

Information on Plan NHC and access to the interactive Future Land Use Map can be found on the New Hanover County website:  www.plannhc.com



Jennifer Rigby

(910) 798-7237

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