Special Use Permit http://whqr.org en Amended SUP Subject to NHC County Commission Vote—And Public Hearing http://whqr.org/post/amended-sup-subject-nhc-county-commission-vote-and-public-hearing <p>New Hanover County could finally adopt a less stringent special use permit—or SUP—which is what industrial businesses need in order to operate. Tonight, after several months and multiple drafts, the county planning department is bringing its final version—which was unanimously approved by the planning board--before the county commission. But before they vote on it, citizens will be granted a public comment period. And, both champions and opponents of the new draft are anticipating big crowds and vehement participation.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 55850 at http://whqr.org Amended SUP Subject to NHC County Commission Vote—And Public Hearing New Hanover County to Come Up with SUP Draft Revision in February http://whqr.org/post/new-hanover-county-come-sup-draft-revision-february <p>The New Hanover County planning department has a month to revise the most recent draft of the special use permit--or SUP--which is what new industrial companies need to operate. Last week’s presentation of the SUP to the planning board sparked controversy among local environmental advocates, pro-business groups and members of the public--many of whom claimed they didn’t have adequate time to consider the new draft.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:58:04 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 49249 at http://whqr.org New Hanover County to Come Up with SUP Draft Revision in February County Seeks Public Input Before Drafting Next SUP Ordianance http://whqr.org/post/county-seeks-public-input-drafting-next-sup-ordianance <p>The latest draft of New Hanover County’s special use permit—which is what industrial companies need to launch or expand operations—is back on the drawing board. After the planning department brought the controversial ordinance before the county planning board last week, board members voted four to two to table the discussion for 30 days. Now, the planning department is counting on the public to inform its next version.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:51:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 48974 at http://whqr.org County Seeks Public Input Before Drafting Next SUP Ordianance Proposed Change to Special Use Permit Language in NHC Raises Questions Among Stakeholders http://whqr.org/post/proposed-change-special-use-permit-language-nhc-raises-questions-among-stakeholders <p></p><p>Proposed changes to New Hanover County’s Special Use Permit are the subject of heated discussion among stakeholders on all sides.&nbsp; Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:53:38 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 48780 at http://whqr.org Proposed Change to Special Use Permit Language in NHC Raises Questions Among Stakeholders New Hanover County Moves to Amend Special Use Permit Requirements http://whqr.org/post/new-hanover-county-moves-amend-special-use-permit-requirements <p>Significant changes could be underway for manufacturers seeking permits to operate or expand in New Hanover County. At a work session this morning, the planning and inspections department presented an amendment to the county’s industrial zoning ordinance that would require new companies, such as Titan Cement, to present burden of proof when filing for special use permits to operate. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:48:37 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 45536 at http://whqr.org New Hanover County Moves to Amend Special Use Permit Requirements NHCo. Commissioners vote to expand landfill, develop long-term waste management plan http://whqr.org/post/nhco-commissioners-vote-expand-landfill-develop-long-term-waste-management-plan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Tuesday, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners moved forward with plans to tackle the county’s ongoing trash issues.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:56:50 +0000 Sara Wood 30516 at http://whqr.org NHCo. Commissioners vote to expand landfill, develop long-term waste management plan Business Brief: NHC Commission Chair Woody White Part II: economic growth strategy http://whqr.org/post/business-brief-nhc-commission-chair-woody-white-part-ii-economic-growth-strategy <p></p><p>After proving to be an especially hot topic during election season,&nbsp; economic development now tops the agendas for national, state, and local leaders.&nbsp;</p><p>Spirited public debates on the issue recently centered on whether a baseball stadium would revitalize downtown Wilmington or if Titan Cement should operate a facility in Castle Hayne.<br><br>In a recent interview, Woody White, newly-appointed as Chairman of New Hanover County’s Commission, offered his strategy for growing the local economy.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 30000 at http://whqr.org Business Brief: NHC Commission Chair Woody White Part II: economic growth strategy