City to Re-evaluate New Development in Landfall

WILMINGTON -- It was a victory for residents in Landfall who said they did not want a new development on the last remaining piece of land in the neighborhood.

In a meeting with residents and Nick Garrett Development Wednesday afternoon, city planners decided to delay the approval for the developer to build 25 homes in an area that some say cannot handle more people.

The 14-acre land in between wetlands and uplands, making drainage, flooding and conservation all very big issues for nearby residents.

"I think you could have probems with sewage. You could have problems with continual flooding," said resident Philip Jacobs, "which would inhibit the growth of additional wetlands and also inhibit the safety of the animals there and the wildlife as well."

City planners will re-evaluate the developer's request on October 18.

Reported by Kim Gebbia