Taller Buildings Could be Heading to Carolina Beach

JUNE 16, 2005 -- A critical decision regarding the future look of Carolina Beach is expected Friday.

The State Coastal Resources Commission is voting on proposed changes to Carolina Beach's land use plan.

If the commission votes yes, four high-rises will go up downtown and near the boardwalk.

Supporters say those buildings will bring new vitality to a sagging area. Opponents say the projects will crush Carolina Beach's small town feel.