from Squall Lines:
The Wilmington City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a developer’s request to be annexed into the city and approved a subsequent zoning that would allow for an apartment project near the Marsh Oaks subdivision. For the second time this month, residents emphatically stated their objections to the project during a public hearing, citing concerns with traffic on the already overburdened Market Street, calling it a “murderous mile.”
If nothing else, this “zoning” issue just illustrates the hysterical, sad, pathetic reality of zoning. It isn’t needed, it contributes nothing to the betterment of society and is simply used for political purpose. County zoning folks say it’s bad, city zoning folks say it’s good. City getting more money = good? County losing in court for its zoning decision = bad?