Building on the Cape Fear River

Wilmington, NC – The New Hanover County Planning Board has tabled a request for a special permit to build a development on the west bank of the Cape Fear River.

The complex called City View would include 400 dwelling units, retail outlets and office space on a plot of land just south of the Battleship North Carolina.

The development would house some of those units in a 260-foot tall tower that opponents say would be the tallest structure east of I-95.

The plot is already zoned for heavy commercial that allows plans for offices or a hotel. But developers want a special permit for the residential condominium portion of their plans.

Several planning board members said they have concerns about infrastructure and how the City View project would mesh with a special committee's plan for an ordinance on land use along the Cape Fear River.