Support for Cottage Communities gaining momentum

As more City Council leadership approve cottage communities, our opportunity grows to build this style of home for people with developmental disabilities.  See highlights from August 18, 2015.  Great work Wilmington.

Wilmington NC leaders anticipate more than 60,000 people will move to the Port City within the next 20 years. Council members have been looking at regulations for cottage-style housing that could help the growing population over the next two decades.

City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday night that would amend Wilmington’s current housing regulations to allow the construction of cottage housing developments.

Cottage housing developments are small, single-family residences clustered around a common courtyard area and maximize the number of homes in a smaller amount of space. Cottage housing tends to foster a strong sense of community.

Wilmington resident Howard Capps said he thinks the approval is a move in the right direction.

“I think it’s progressive in the fact that it provides another means of housing in the community,” said Capps.

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