SCOTTS HILL, N.C. (WECT) – The New Hanover County planning board approved a request by Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center to rezone land in the Scotts Hill area for use as a regional medical facility at a meeting Thursday night.
Close to the Pender County line, the rezoning would allow for construction of a proposed 172,000 square foot hospital and corresponding 416 parking spaces.
Currently, the NHRMC Emergency Department North is located at this site and it is immediately adjacent to existing and approved medical offices to the west along Market Street. A residential area adjoins the southeastern part of the site.
The current plan incorporates a 90′ tree preservation buffer from the property line adjacent to homes along Pandion Drive.
The state approved the certificate of need for a 66-bed hospital in Scotts Hill in April.
If the rezoning receives final approval by the county commissioners, construction could begin sometime in 2022.
Copyright 2021 WECT. All rights reserved.