Planning Commission

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Purpose, Appeals & Protest Petitions

The purpose of the Planning Commission is to prepare studies of the area within the jurisdiction and surrounding areas, determine objectives to be sought in the development of the study area; prepare and adopt plans for achieving these objectives; develop and recommend policies, ordinances, administrative procedures, and other means for carrying out plans in a coordinated and efficient manner; advise the Council concerning the use and amendment of means for carrying out plans; exercise any functions in the administration and enforcement of various means for carrying out plans that the Council might direct; and perform any other related duties that Council may direct.

Petitions for amendments that receive an unfavorable recommendation from the Planning Commission may be appealed to the Wilmington City Council. Appeals should be in the form of a letter submitted to the City Clerk within ten (10) days of the Planning Commission's decision.

Meetings are generally held on the first Wednesday of each month in City Hall Chambers, 102 North 3rd Street, at 6:00 p.m.

Current Applications

Below is a list zoning amendments that have been submitted for consideration by the Planning Commission. These items have not yet been evaluated by staff. 



Below is a list special use permits that have been submitted for approval by City Council. These items have not yet been evaluated by staff. 




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Calendar of Meetings


Seven members are appointed by City Council to serve three year terms. Requires City residency. More..

Commission Members

Staff Liaison

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