"Dragging it on and dragging it on is going to stop on November 4th," stated Board of Supervisors chairman Kurt Zebrowski at the New Hanover Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, October 25.
Zebrowski was addressing Ben Goldthorp, principal of the Pennington Property Group who is representing the developer of the New Hanover Town Center, R.P. Wynstone of Colmar.
The statement followed a lengthy discussion regarding the progress of the plan. Goldthorp asked numerous times what the board wants to see changed.
New Hanover Town Center is intended to be a mix of single-family homes, townhomes, apartments, and commercial space located off Swamp Pike and Charlotte Street.
Solicitor Andrew Bellwoar presented the basis for the continuing controversy over the development, which has been in the works since 2005 with the plan now in its eighth iteration.
Bellwoar said that at the crux of the matter is whether the developer will go ahead with the plan as presented under the existing ordinance in 2005 or will continue to proceed as it has been incorporating three other later ordinances. The supervisors are asking that the plans adhere to the 2005 ordinance.
The additional three ordinances that the developer has followed include post-2005 ordinances which permit a ...