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MPO Guidance on Six Major Wilmington Interchanges

Recently both Wilmington City Council and the Wilmington MPO heard updates from NCDOT regarding a host of interchange projects as well as insight into the potential options for the extension of Independence Boulevard from Randall Parkway to MLK. For the intersections, six major grade separated interchanges were highlighted: MLK/Eastwood/Market MLK/Kerr MLK/College College/Oleander College/Carolina Beach Rd

Push Continues for Sustainable State Shoreline Funding

As you may have seen recently in local media (here or here), the push for statewide shoreline funding is continuing to build momentum. At this point, it is important to educate inland business groups and legislators on the statewide economic importance of beaches. The draft resolution below is one method our advocacy partners are employing

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN NEW ONSLOW FLOOD MAPS

Onslow County’s new preliminary flood maps are available for public review by visiting THIS LINK In the upper right corner of the screen, use the drop down menu to flip between the Effective (current) and Preliminary (new) maps. It is advisable to go to a specific property and see the impacts of the new maps.  Above

Pender Commissioner Suggests Moratorium To Encourage Realtor, Home Builder Support of Hampstead Bypass

From the Wilmington Star-News: BURGAW — The Pender County Board of Commissioners last week reiterated their frustrations with the county school board and residential developers — especially those with operations in and around Hampstead. Commissioner David Williams, as he has done in the past, floated the idea of a development moratorium in Hampstead, this time

New Hanover Comprehensive Plan Lurches Forward…One Chapter At A Time

The major local issue on our radar continues to be the Comprehensive Plans underway at both New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington. These two separate documents will guide the next several decades of decisions on economic development, growth, land use, recreation and public space. Both will be the backbone for new land development

BASE Announces Leadership for 2016, Newman Named President & CEO

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Business Alliance for a Sound Economy, an advocacy organization promoting investment in Southeastern North Carolina, has announced its Board of Directors for 2016. Additionally, the organization has named Tyler Newman President & CEO, effective January 1. “We are planning for a big year,” Chairman Brian Eckel said. “We have a group of

Closing Process Changes: What To Expect

New mortgage disclosure rules will take effect Oct. 3, and lenders and real estate brokerages are quickly preparing for what has been predicted to be big changes to home closings. Mortgage lenders will be required to begin using new consumer disclosure forms on Oct. 3. The changes will merge the HUD-1 Settlement Statement, the Good

Realtors® Applaud CFPB’s Proposed Extension of TRID Implementation

WASHINGTON  –National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark., released the following statement in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement  of a proposed two-month delay for the implementation of  the new Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure, or

Wilmington Comprehensive Plan: DRAFT NOW AVAILABLE

The City of Wilmington has finally released its Comprehensive Plan Policy document. These policies will help guide growth and development over the next 25 years. A lot of public input has gone into the creation of the plan, and now a draft of the plan policies is ready for your review. The City needs your feedback

Congressional hearing: Impacts of the Proposed Waters of the United States Rule on State and Local Governments

This morning at 10 AM is a joint hearing of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. You can watch online at the link below. http://transportation.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=398554   Panel I  The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army,