Project Updates

Progress on the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) continues. The work is being completed in the following general phases:

  1.    Audit: Staff and Consultant Review of Current Codes [COMPLETE]
  2.    Phase I and II: Unified Development Ordinance
    • Phase I: New Zoning Tools [Adopted 07-2019]
    • Phase II: Reorganized Unified Development Ordinance Document [Adopted 02-2020]
  3.    Phase III: Targeted Code Update

The project is currently in its third and final phase, which is comprised of a series of targeted amendments to address community concerns (i.e., new development close to existing homes and protection of trees) and to continue modernizing the code (i.e., adding new uses and private street design options).

You can find Planning Board briefings and presentations, along with other project updates, on this page as we move forward through Phase 3.

Planning and Land Use: 230 Government Center Dr, Suite 110 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7165 • Fax 910-798-7053