City leaders ask residents to take survey on long-range growth plan is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area.

Port City Daily file photo.
Port City Daily file photo.

Officials with the City of Wilmington are seeking feedback on its long-range growth plan and how residents want to see the city grow in the next 25 years.

The city recently released the next phase of its comprehensive plan, which will help manage the city’s growth over the next 25 years in terms of development and city building, transportation, housing, parks and recreation, open space, economic development, environmental and natural resources, arts and culture, community facilities and services, urban designing and planning, downtown Wilmington and historic preservation.

“After months of outreach and extensive public input, the city’s long-term plan for growth is taking shape and could be approved by city council later this year,” Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham said in a news release. “This plan will include regulations that will impact everything from where roads are built, to what future neighborhoods look like and how many people live there, to how older buildings should be re-purposed. Because this plan will affect virtually everyone who lives in Wilmington, we are asking residents to complete a quick, 10-question survey.”

The questions represent the main points of a 200-page document of proposed policies and regulations, which can be accessed here. Visit for more information.