Conditional Rezoning

City of Wilmington

A rezoning request to add commercial development to a residential community generated controversy at the Tuesday, Jan. 7 Wilmington City Council meeting. The request was tabled, and was granted a 120-day extension. 

New Hanover County

New Hanover County kicked off its first Board of Commissioners meeting of the year on Monday, Jan. 6. The Board approved three separate rezoning requests unanimously. But one additional approved item received some pushback.

City of Wilmington Zoning Map

Land rezoning can be a balancing act between a project’s design and competing political interests. In a recent Wilmington case, the Planning Commission denied a request to allow office and institutional use in a residential district. But as WHQR reports, things got complicated when the police intervened.