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Wilmington Planning Commission will gather public information on short term rentals

Senior Planner Christine Hughes presenting the planning commission with staff findings on short term rentals (Port City Daily photo/MICHAEL PRAATS)
Senior Planner Christine Hughes presented the planning commission with staff findings on short term rentals earlier this year (Port City Daily photo/MICHAEL PRAATS)

WILMINGTON — The debate on short term rentals continues in the City of Wilmington as the Wilmington Planning Commission plans to hold a work session Wednesday in the City Council Chambers at 4 p.m.

The short term rentals debate has been an ongoing point of contention within the city among both residents as well as elected leaders for more than two years now.

In 2015 City Council directed staff to write a benchmarking report on the topic of rentals like those provided by companies like AirBnb.

According to the city’s website, “While not a formal public hearing, informal public input will be received from interested citizens. Note that more formalized input via official public hearings would be required for both the Planning Commission and City Council before any changes to city ordinances could be made.”


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