City Planning Commission

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

The current commission 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, City of Wilmington
  • Bruce Brunozzi
  • Lloyd Budd
  • Joseph Chickadel

The Commission meets monthly and makes recommendations to the Department of Planning and Urban Design on the following types of actions:

  • Capital Improvement Program and Budget
  • Urban Renewal Plans
  • Comprehensive Plans
  • Amendments to the Building Zone Map (Rezoning)
  • Amendments to the Zoning Code
  • Major Subdivisions
  • Street Removals, Namings, Renamings and Dedications
  • Waterfront Development Review
  • Annexations
  • Public Facility Naming, Renaming and Dedications
  • City Historic District Designations

Review is initiated by introduction of legislation in City Council or by permit application to Licenses and Inspections. An analysis prepared by the Department of Planning and Urban Design is presented to the City Planning Commission, with a public hearing if required, and their recommendations are forwarded to City Council or Licenses and Inspections in the form of a resolution.

The Planning Commission generally meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

2018 Meeting Schedule and Agendas

Meeting Date
Agenda (PDF)
January 16 Agenda
February 20  
March 20    
April 17  
May 15  
June 19
July 17  
August 21    
September 18    
October 16  
November 20
December 18    

2017 Meeting Schedule and Agendas

Meeting Date
Agenda (PDF)
January 17 Meeting Cancelled N/A
February 21 Meeting Cancelled N/A
March 21 Agenda Minutes
April 18 Agenda Minutes
May 16 Meeting Cancelled N/A
June 20 Agenda Minutes
July 18 Meeting Cancelled N/A
August 15 Agenda Minutes
September 19 Agenda Minutes
October 17 Agenda Minutes
November 21 Agenda
December 19 Meeting Cancelled  

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