Wilmington City Council approved the rezoning of 302 acres for a large development.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - City council is clearing the way for a large development at South 17th Street and Independence Boulevard in Wilmington.
Tuesday night, council members approved the rezoning of 302 acres on the second reading of this item.
The property sits between Carolina Beach Road and 17th Street extension and it stretches from George Anderson Blvd to north of Independence Boulevard.
According to plans submitted to the city, the land would be developed for retail space, offices, restaurants and apartments.
It will take the developer 25 to 30 years to build on the land.
Neighbors were concerned about the size of the development and traffic.
When council first talked about this plan earlier this month, the vocal opposition caused city council to consider limiting traffic to Newkirk Road and Parkway Blvd to only bicycle and pedestrian areas.
A spokesperson for the development said the change would be agreeable.
Due to the size of the development and the timeframe for completion, any changes to the original design plan will go before council.
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