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Zoning

ONLY ON 3: Plan for Wilmington mosque faces opposition from neighbors

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video An office building in Wilmington might be turned into a new mosque, but the idea has some neighbors concerned. The Islamic community is growing in Wilmington and now looking for more space. They found an empty office building on Rankin Street, but rezoning is not the only obstacle they have run into. Full story...
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Brewing questions in the Port City

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videoMicrobreweries have been showing more interest in the Port City. But city code is causing a little confusion for craft brewers. Tonight the City of Wilmington held a public forum to get your thoughts. Full story...
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Owner hopes for permit to open restaurant in neighborhood where others have failed

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videoAl Snyder hopes to make his dream a reality and open Detour Deli in an old, empty building at 510 1/2 Red Cross St. Snyder says he bought the building in November, but a special use permit slowed his progress. Full story...
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Fireplace violation continues to keep Kure Beach couple out of new home

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A Kure Beach couple remains unable to move into their new home after a New Hanover County Superior Court judge upheld the town's decision to deny an occupancy permit for the property because its cantilevered fireplace extends 6 inches farther than zoning laws allow. Full story...
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City modifies zoning for gated apartments

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video Also at Tuesday night's City Council meeting a public hearing looked at a zoning ordinance off of Greenway Avenue. Full story...
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Rezoning plan has some in Carolina Beach upset

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videoCarolina Beach town leaders are bracing themselves for tomorrow night's council meeting. Council members will vote on rezoning a plot of land currently zoned residential. That has some residents upset. Full story...
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Ogden neighborhood not happy about cell tower plan

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video A new, nearly 200-foot cell phone tower is on the horizon if New Hanover County approves a special-use permit. But it won't reach the sky if some residents have anything to say about it. Full story...
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Debate continues about future of old Seabreeze community

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video A community once rich with history is now struggling to figure out its future. One group says it wants the Seabreeze community near Snow's Cut to move forward with new homes. The other says back off and leave Seabreeze the way it is. Full story...
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City council votes to add Monkey Junction to Land Use Plan

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Wilmington city council also voted in favor of amending the city's Future Land Use Plan to include the now-annexed Monkey Junction. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Despite state ban, Pender Co. to consider zoning for sweepstakes parlors

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video Pender County commissioners may roll the dice on a gray area at their meeting Monday night. A business is trying to get approval to open a sweepstakes parlor, even though the state banned the video games last year. Full story...
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Food trucks face zoning issues in Wilmington

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video The future of food service may be in food trucks, but the City of Wilmington may be slowing that down. Trucks have been dealing with multiple city zoning issues that make their business even more difficult. Full story...
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Depite fight, Bladenboro neighborhood rezoned

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videoIt's an issue that won't go away. Residents say rezoning in Bladen County would lead to a new trailer park they don't want in their neighborhood. But will neighbors be successful as they try to stop a trailer park from rolling in? Full story...
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Neighbors, city wait for judge's decision on Dudley Mansion

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video The city wants a preliminary injunction to stop the Picketts from running a business from their residential home. Neighbors and the city claim the Picketts are violating a zoning codes by operating a meeting and events center. Full story...
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Confusion over re-zoning at Battle Park

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There is a bit of confusion over a re-zoning request for a parcel of land at Battle Park. Full story...
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