The New Hanover County Comprehensive Plan is organized into “Chapters” that represent each different phase of the project. Please click the interactive pdf below for the latest draft version of the Comprehensive Plan.

You can also down download the full PDF of Plan NHC here.


About Plan NHC

On July 11, 2016, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the county’s first Comprehensive Plan, Plan NHC. This is a historic achievement, and it charts the course for New Hanover County’s next 25 years of economic development and land use. Plan NHC includes a series of reports with statistical and historical information, and provides a detailed implementation plan that will help achieve the overall vision for the future of New Hanover County. It will provide guidance to elected officials and staff on development and redevelopment proposals, zoning regulations, policies, programs and initiatives that will sustain New Hanover County as a vibrant, prosperous and diverse coastal community.

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