NHC Commissioners Face Busy Monday Session

Jan 31, 2020

It should be a busy New Hanover County Commissioners meeting Monday afternoon with The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority presenting its annual report and a major rezoning plan also on the agenda.

A large crowd is expected for a public hearing on rezoning 52 acres of land at the 8300 block of Old Market Street and Shiraz Way. The developer, Logan Homes, wants the Porters Neck project rezoned from R-15 to RMF, or residential multi-family. The higher density would allow Logan to build 62 single-family lots, 17 duplex buildings and 12 apartment buildings. Area residents are opposed to the plan, saying it would create traffic problems and lower home values.

Also, Commissioners in tandem with the Wilmington City Council will propose major changes to WAVE Transit in response to WAVE’s recent request for $700,000 in additional funding. Both elected bodies will consider an amendment to an existing agreement proposing that the existing 11-member Cape Fear Transportation Authority Board be dissolved and replaced on an interim basis by a board of high level city and county staff.

And the CFPUA will report to Commissioners that it had completed the U.S. 421 water and sewer expansion to Pender County last November at a cost of $15.5 million. In addition, work began late last year on the construction of the new $43 million granular activated carbon filter system to substantially reduce PFAS levels in the drinking water. Vince Winkel, WHQR News.