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Mixed-use project, nearly 300 apartments pitched in commercial dead zone off College

A proposed mixed-use development would add 298 residential units and 15,000 square feet of retail to an underutilized property off South...
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Wilmington’s new land code passes without regulations specific to Dollar General, Family Dollar

Wilmington's new land development code will go into effect this December without planned regulations specific to Dollar General and similar discount...

Oleander apartment complex out of step with city’s vision, a relief for health store neighbors

Construction has begun for Hawthorne at Oleander, an apartment complex that includes more than 200 units at the location of a...

Wilmington looks to swap word that may have prevented rental ruling

The City of Wilmington expected its new short-term rental policies would need tweaking as they took effect, but pending litigation has...

Planning Commission approves rezoning request for former El Scorpion Nightclub site

The parcel is home to the former El Scorpion Nightclub; if City Council approves the request property owners hope to construct a new garden...
This week the Wilmington Planning Commission will hold public hearings for the 1-million-square-foot development; two commissioners worked on the project, but won't discuss possible conflicts of interest. (Port City Daily photo | Benjamin Schachtman)

Wilmington City Council cuts Planning Commission out of city’s SUP process

WILMINGTON --- In a move that streamlines the development process, but reduces opportunities for public input, Wilmington City Council approved removing the Planning Commission...
This week the Wilmington Planning Commission will hold public hearings for the 1-million-square-foot development; two commissioners worked on the project, but won't discuss possible conflicts of interest. (Port City Daily photo | Benjamin Schachtman)

Special use permits and the role of the city’s Planning Commission

WILMINGTON --- What role will the City of Wilmington's Planning Commission play in the approval or denial of special use permits? That is the...
The former Carmike Cinema on Oleander Drive has been dilapidated for years; a new proposal would redevelop it into a mixed-use project. (Port City Daily photo / Benjamin Schachtman)

Redevelopment plans for dilapidated Carmike Cinema near Tidal Creek submitted to city

WILMINGTON --- New development in Wilmington is a frequent target of criticism by residents concerned with the razing of trees and the quickly disappearing...
City Council approved changes to the city's policy regarding paid time off if the city closes due to natural disasters (Port City Daily photo / File)

Quasi-judicial, fully confusing: Understanding special-use permits in Wilmington

WILMINGTON --- When it comes to land use and development, not everything is black and white, there are often times where possible land uses...
This week the Wilmington Planning Commission will hold public hearings for the 1-million-square-foot development; two commissioners worked on the project, but won't discuss possible conflicts of interest. (Port City Daily photo | Benjamin Schachtman)

Planning Commission could be removed from special-use permit requests, public involvement restricted

WILMINGTON --- The City of Wilmington's Planning Commission will decide next week whether to remove itself from the special-use process, leaving the process solely in...