Design Adjustment Committee

The next regular meeting of the City of Wilmington Design Adjustment Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at 1:30 P.M. in City Council Chambers, Thalian Hall, 102 North 3rd Street, 2nd floor, Wilmington.

The meeting will be streaming live on GTV8.

Upcoming Hearings
Evidentiary hearings scheduled for July 17, 2024:
Head Road (DAC-1-724)

Request for design adjustments for a residential single-family dwelling located at 6430 Head Road.

Application(PDF, 2MB)  |  Map(PDF, 2MB)   |  Case Summary(PDF, 181KB)

Pending Applications
Abberly at Wilmington (DAC-13-324)

Request for design adjustments for a multiple dwelling development located at the intersection of Alexander and Market Street.

Application  |  Site Map  |  Case Summary


The Design Adjustment Committee (DAC) is a quasi-judicial committee that reviews major deviations from the Technical Standards and Specifications Manual, building design and material standards, and subdivision standards. The intent of the committee is to provide relief where application of a standard creates practical difficulties in allowing development otherwise compliant with the Land Development Code. Any relief granted should also support the Comprehensive Plan and other adopted public plans. In granting adjustments, the DAC may apply conditions and safeguards in conformity with the Land Development Code.


Five members consisting of city and partner agency staff appointed by the City Manager.

Current Members

Rob Gordon (Engineering)

Chris Elrod (Fire)

Gary McSmith (Cape Fear Public Utilities Authority)

Denys Vielkanowitz (Traffic Engineering)

Travis Henley (Planning and Development)

Design Adjustments  Site Plan Review Subdivide Property