Subdivision Review Board

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The Subdivision Review Board consists of five Staff members appointed by the City Manager and generally meets on the third Wednesday of each month in the Harrelson conference room, 5th floor, Crescom Bank Building, 115 North 3rd Street, at 1:30 p.m. (Please note the venue change to the Crescom Bank Building)


The Subdivision Review Board (SRB) provides a public forum for staff review of the subdivision of land and infrastructure improvements to ensure compliance with City development regulations and to protect the public's safety and welfare.

The SRB only considers if the project meets or exceeds the requirements of Chapter 18 of the City Code entitled Subdivision Regulations and the requirements of the City's Technical Standards and Specifications Manual.

The SRB does not consider the housing type, cost of the proposed unit, occupants, building material, unit size, number of bedrooms, or the architectural design of the structures.

Appeal Procedures

Appeals of SRB decisions are to the Planning Commission. A written notice of appeal must be filed with the Secretary of the Planning Commission within twenty (20) days of the SRB action.

Appeals may be filed by:

  • City Council or Planning Commission
  • The developer
  • Aggrieved party with standing
  • Persons who are recognized by the Planning Commission by majority vote as having a proven, significant interest

Appeals are set for hearing before the Planning Commission within thirty (30) days or as soon thereafter as practicable.

Appeals to the Planning Commission are quasi-judicial in nature.

Appeals of the Planning Commission are to the Superior Court in New Hanover County and must be filed within thirty (30) days of the Commission's decision.

Calendar of Meetings


SRB Audio Archive


Five members consisting of City Staff are appointed by the City Manager.

  • David Cowell - Chairman
  • Don Bennett
  • Chris Elrod
  • Carel Vandermeyden
  • Jeff Walton


Staff Liaison

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