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Pickleball court on Carolina Beach must procure permit or face destruction

Carolina Beach officials caught wind of a pickleball court being constructed in a residential neighborhood, forcing an official rezoning process. (Port...

Federal Covid-19 funds could cut costs for developers in a bid to lure affordable housing

At least three major developments located along the Sidbury Road corridor are progressing through county channels. New Hanover County plans to...

New Hanover County selects planning director as population explodes and development hastens

Rebekah Roth was chosen to helm the planning and land use department for New Hanover County after serving as the interim...
City of Wilmington. (Port CIty Daily photo / File)

Take a first look at how Wilmington is working to update its zoning ordinances

City of Wilmington. (Port CIty Daily photo / File) WILMINGTON --- Wilmington's Land Development Code (LDC) is ready...
Members of Carolina Beach's Planning and Zoning Board denied a request to rezone 25 properties in the town by a neighbor who did not want duplexes in her neighborhood (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

Carolina Beach resident asking to rezone her neighbors’ land sits on town committee, others cry foul

The request by a resident to rezone her neighbors' properties (which she did not own) was unusual. According to a realtor involved in the...

Get to know Wilmington’s Planning Commission, the board steering the city’s development

WILMINGTON --- The City of Wilmington's City Council is typically the last stop before any new development project is approved or denied. But before...
The Wilmington Planning Commission will discuss the rezoning of approximately 44 acres off Military Cutoff Road. (Port City Daily photo/MICHAEL PRAATS)

Understanding what goes where: A look at New Hanover County’s zoning policies

WILMINGTON --- The increasing desire to live in and around the Wilmington area has led to numerous new developments, but understanding how and where...