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Wilmington CBD Changes

CITY OF WILMINGTON PASSES CENTRAL BUSINESSS DISTRICT REGULATION AMENDMENTS After months of roundtable meetings and discussion, Wilmington City Council passed the revised Central Business District (CBD) regulations at its meeting on August 5, 2008. Following lengthy discussion from City staff and Council, the decision was made to pull several specific items from the regulation before


BASE worked in concert with your state home builders association (NCHBA) at the General Assembly again this year on a myriad of industry-related issues.  We were the only Southeastern NC organization in Raleigh representing your industry on issues affecting your ability to be successful in your business – your membership at work for you! To


Last Friday, at the request of a letter from BASE Chairman Jeff Stokley, the new Cape Fear Public Utility Authority held an informational meeting for the development community to discuss its newly adopted policies, fees and capacity planning. Significant issues of concern have continued to arise following this meeting. To address these concerns, BASE Chairman

Navassa UDO Updates

Navassa Moratorium/UDO Update: The next regularly scheduled UDO Subdivision Subcommittee meeting is scheduled for July 28th  @ 6:30 PM at Navassa Town Hall.  The next regularly scheduled Zoning Subcommittee meeting is scheduled for August 5th @ 6:30 pm.  To view a copy of the Draft Subdivision ordinance you may download it below. Subdivision Ordinance –

Coastal Stormwater Update

Yesterday evening Senate Bill 1967 (PCS) passed second and third reading on the House Floor.  From here the bill should be presented and enrolled and possibly become law by the end of the week, with an effective date of Oct. 1st 2008.  Please check back often as will continue to provide a morning and afternoon

N.C. One Call Center Changes

Changes to N.C. One Call Center The North Carolina One Call Center Inc. is changing the formula that is used to determine the start time of a ticket when someone calls in a request for underground lines to be located and marked. Effective July 1, 2008 the “clock” start time for a ticket will begin

Stewardship Development Awards Program

Calling all developers/builders of residential, commercial, or re-development projects!!!….The Stewardship Development Coalition is currently accepting applications for 2008. The Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Awards Program is currently accepting applications for all residential, commercial and re-development projects developed within New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender Counties that are exemplary in their attempts to protect the natural

Transfer Tax Defeated Again

Property owners across North Carolina scored another victory on Tuesday when citizens in four counties rejected the proposed land transfer tax referendum that appeared on their ballots. Here for the details.

Ocean Hazard Setbacks Public Hearings Set

The CRC along with staff have set up 6 regional public hearings to receive public comments on the proposed rule changes to 15A NCAC 07H. 0306 General Use Standards for Ocean Hazard Areas, and 15A NCAC 07J. 1201-1206 Requesting the Static Line Exception which pertains to new rules for oceanfront setbacks and the process of

Wilmington LDC Update

On Tuesday, City Council adopted the 2007 LDC clean-up.  Part of this clean-up included revisions to the rezoning/conditional district rezoning/SUP application process.  Starting with applications for the June 2008 Planning Commission agenda, applicants are now required to notify property owners within 100 feet of the subject site, not just adjacent property owners.  The applications have