Preparing for Wilmington's expected growth and dealing with the increase in traffic were the main topics of discussion as Planning Director Glenn Harbeck gave a presentation on the city's Comprehensive Plan to city council members Monday morning.
"We're going to be growing and we have to deal with that," said Harbeck. "Traffic is certainly the No. 1 concern we hear.
"Traffic relates to land use, how we're built as a city. Traffic is not related to density alone. Certainly density can play a factor in traffic generation but primarily we have our biggest traffic problems in the parts of the city where we have widely separated land uses, where people get in their cars for virtually everything."
The city council approved the plan in February 2016. It was the city's first comprehensive plan adopted since 1945.
During his presentation, Harbeck highlighted 10 ways to prepare the city for the expected population growth.
Harbeck also discusses was to implement the comprehensive plan:
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