Q. The Wilmington planning department has approved four permits for the construction of a separate, single family dwelling to be built on a non-subdivided lot at 5424 Clear Run Drive in College Acres. There is an existing home on that lot. The property is in R-15 zoning. How can someone build another full house on a lot with an existing house when the neighborhood covenants (which are registered) prevent it?
A. This question was forwarded to John Fullerton, the city of Wilmington’s zoning administrator.
In an email, Fullerton said, “What has been permitted is a new garage with some living space overhead. The living space will not be a residential unit (no kitchen) as it is oversized according to present code.
“Both city and county inspectors are aware and watching this application.”
Date posted: March 18, 2013
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