SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — After months of gathering information, Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU) representatives are set to consult the public on their land use findings.
The quiet, relatively secretive ammunition transportation hub stationed 25 miles south of Wilmington is the military’s largest terminal in the world. In July, MOTSU announced its plans to conduct a joint land use study, to determine and eventually, make recommendations, about what compatible land use looks like.
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During a pair of public meetings in July, MOTSU representatives stated the military base does not have plans to expand. Instead, the reason behind initiating the study, according to MOTSU’s most recent announcement, is to “identify potential land use conflicts” near its base that might interfere with its operational mission and long-term sustainability.”
MOTSU’s total study area includes unincorporated areas in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties, as well as Leland, Southport, and Carolina and Kure Beach.
Next Tuesday, MOSTU will host its second set of public meetings, with a third and final pair of meetings scheduled for Spring 2019. Study partners will present development findings and potential recommendations to be voluntarily implemented by local governments.
Both meetings will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4:
- Boiling Spring Lakes City Hall from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Carolina Beach Town Hall from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
More information on the joint land use study can be found at Cape Fear Council of Government’s website here.
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