Development Will Reroute River Road


Plans are in place to build nearly 2300 new homes along River Road in New Hanover County. The plans include rerouting part of River Road.

Rezoning was approved in 1999, but a new company bought the land and plans to downsize the building plans.

Residents were originally furious, but now they are relieved the company is scaling back the project.

"I think it's good for new residents coming in. I think with the schools and new water and sewer it'll be ok. I'm looking forward to it," says Jimmy Yopp, River Road resident.

A public hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Old County Courthouse in Wilmington to discuss the new plans.

Reported by Kelli O'Hara