City Planning Commission

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The City Planning Commission generally meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 N. French Street.

2018 Meetings

Meeting Date
Agenda (PDF)
January 16 Agenda   Minutes
February 20 Agenda Resolution 03-18 Public Hearing Notice Minutes
March 20 March 22 Agenda   Minutes
April 17 Agenda
Resolution 12-18 Public Hearing Notice
May 15 May 22 Agenda   Minutes
June 19 Agenda   Minutes
July 17 Meeting Cancelled  


August 21 Agenda Resolution 17-18 Public Meeting Notice Minutes 
September 18 Agenda   Minutes
October 16 October 30 Agenda   Minutes
November 20 November 27 Agenda Resolution 22-18 Public Meeting Notice
December 18 Agenda    

2019 Meetings

Meeting Date
Agenda (PDF)
January 15  
February 19
March 19  
April 16
May 21  
June 18  
July 16  


August 20
September 17  
October 15    
November 19  
December 17    

To receive the City Planning Commission’s meeting agendas and public notices via email, please contact Gemma Tierney, Planner II, at or (302) 576-3117.

City Planning Commission Responsibilities

The Commission makes recommendations on the following types of actions:

Review Process

City Planning Commission review is generally initiated by the introduction of legislation in City Council, a referral from the City Clerk, permit application to the Department of Licenses and Inspections, or subdivision plan submittal by an applicant.

An analysis report prepared by the Department of Planning and Development is presented to the City Planning Commission. The Planning Commission makes its recommendations in the form of a resolution. Depending on the type of action, the resolution may be forwarded to City Council or the Zoning Board of Adjustment for further action.

Public Hearings

The following Commission actions require a formal Public Hearing, which is held at the beginning of the Commission’s regular meeting:

  • Rezonings
  • Amendments to the Zoning Code
  • Annexations
  • City Historic District or Neighborhood Conservation District designations

Wilmington City Planning Commission Rules of Public Participation

City Planning Commission Members

The seven-member City Planning Commission is comprised of five Mayoral appointees, the City of Wilmington Director of Finance, and the Mayor's Office Chief of Staff.

The current members are:

  • Polly Weir, Chair
  • Desmond Baker, Vice-Chair
  • Tanya Washington, Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor Michael S. Purzycki
  • Patrick T. Carter, Director of Finance
  • Lloyd Budd
  • Joseph Chickadel
  • Anthony J. Hill

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