The Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Coalition to recognize projects in Brunswick, Pender and New Hanover counties that demonstrate outstanding environmental stewardship.
Developers looking to build a trio of high-rise condominiums on the Cape Fear River’s west bank across from downtown Wilmington have withdrawn their annexation and rezoning requests submitted to the Brunswick County town of Leland.
County commissioners during last week’s work session continued examining proposed development on riverfront property across from downtown Wilmington, currently being considered by nearby Leland for annexation.
The board voted 4-3 in favor of creating a new Riverfront Urban Mixed-Use District and recommends annexing 8 acres for a proposed development on the Cape Fear River’s west bank in New Hanover County.
Town council members in Leland voted Thursday to direct the town clerk to investigate a petition for voluntary annexation of property in neighboring New Hanover County.
Facing opposition in New Hanover County, interests behind the proposed project near the battleship memorial have turned to officials in the Brunswick County town of Leland.
Few options are available to deal with the problem of oceanfront houses at risk of collapse on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, except to try and clean up the debris once they fall.
The owners of the oceanfront house that collapsed in Rodanthe last week have hired a contractor to clean up the site and the miles of Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach, temporarily closed because of the widespread, dangerous debris.
A house collapsed into the ocean Wednesday in an erosion-prone area near Rodanthe and debris has washed up miles down the beach.
The proposal is opposed by a coalition of nonprofit groups concerned about cultural and natural resources and environmental justice issues.
Approval of the requested development ordinance text amendment could clear the way for construction of high-rise condominiums on a flood-prone 8-acre parcel near the Battleship North Carolina that a coalition of six organizations says would destroy habitat and areas of historic and cultural significance.
A public hearing and possible vote on Carteret County’s Coastal Area Management Act land-use plan is set for 6 p.m. Monday in Beaufort.
The New Hanover Planning Board on Thursday denied a proposed new zoning district on the riverfront.
Despite first voting to reject proposed changes to Manteo’s CAMA land use plan, town commissioners opted last week to delay until Nov. 3 a decision on allowing filling and development of wetlands.
Commissioners in May directed town staff to draft land use plan amendments to address a complaint about policies regarding development of and the placement of fill in upland wetlands.
Revised maps for the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System currently awaiting congressional approval remove only a small portion of North Topsail Beach from environmental protections that restrict federal funding that encourages development.