What's happening in STAN land?
It's not too late to get involved with Plan NHC
What is Plan NHC, New Hanover County’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan?
- Plan NHC is a blueprint to address our county’s current trends, create a vision as a community for what we would like the county to look like in twenty-five years, and determine a plan for how to achieve this vision
- The plan is meant to be long-range in nature projecting an image of how and where New Hanover County will grow
- It is an official policy document, adopted by the County Board of Commissioners
- The plan is general in that its recommendations are area-wide rather than parcel-specific
- It includes all elements that have a bearing on the physical development of the county
- including open space, residential, commercial, and industrial developments, utilities, transportation, housing, etc.
- It is NOT a zoning plan, although comprehensive plans may contain recommendations that affect rezoning decisions and our land development regulations
Attend the following meetings and provide feedback to the Board of Commissioners and NHC Planning Department about what you think is most important in New Hanover County:
The CAC is scheduled to meet the following dates and times:
- September 4th 11am to 1pm at the Executive Development Center
- October 22nd 11am to 1pm at the Executive Development Center
- November 19th 11am to 1pm at the Executive Development Center
- Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed
Be sure to participate in area-wide community meetings being held over the next several weeks to solicit your input regarding development scenarios and alternative futures:
- October 1st 5pm to 7pm at Ogden Elementary School
- October 7th 5pm to 7pm at Wrightsboro Elementary School
- October 20th 5pm to 7pm at Bellamy Elementary School
- October 21st 5pm to 7pm at Myrtle Grove Elementary School
- November 4th 5pm to 7pm at Murray Middle School
- November 12th 5pm to 7pm at Eaton Elementary School
Can’t make the meetings? Email Jennifer Rigby, Project Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, visit the Plan NHC website , or contact NC Coastal Federation’s Clean Communities Coordinator, Karen Dunn at email@example.com.
Bobcats, and turkeys, and bears, oh my!
The North Carolina Coastal Federation, Cape Fear River Watch and the Wildlands Network set up 20 wildlife cameras around Castle Hayne and the NE Cape Fear near the proposed Titan site. Staff regularly monitors the cameras and you’ll be amazed by some of the birds and animals have posed for some action shots. Find more wildlife photos in our face book album: Northeast Cape Fear Wildlife Camera Project.