||Sec. 18-187. - HD, Historic District.
The Historic District (HD) is hereby established pursuant to G.S. Ch. 160A, Art. 19.
(a) Purpose. The purpose of the Historic District (HD) (known as the "Theater Historic District") is to protect and conserve the heritage of the city, county, and state; to safeguard the character and heritage of the city by preserving the district as a whole and individual property therein that embodies important elements of its social, economic, political or architectural history; to promote the conservation of such district for the education, pleasure and cultural enrichment of residents of the district and the city, county, and state as a whole; and to stabilize and enhance the property values throughout the Historic District as a whole, thus contributing to the improvement of the general health and welfare of the City of Wilmington and the residents of the Historic District.
(b) Uses permitted by right. The following uses are permitted by right in the Historic District, provided that they meet all requirements of this section and all other applicable requirements established in these regulations:
(3) Offices for use by historic foundation controlling or owning a historic structure.
(4) Single-family, detached.
(c) Uses permitted under prescribed conditions. The following uses are permitted provided that they meet all requirements of this section, Article 6, and all other applicable requirements established in these regulations.
(1) Group home supportive, medium.
(2) Group home supportive, small.
(3) Family care home.
(d) Permitted by special use permit. The following uses are permitted subject to the issuance of a special use permit and provided that they meet all requirements of this section, Article 6, and all other applicable requirements established in these regulations.
(1) Day care, adult or child.
(3) Cultural arts center, including theaters, offices, classrooms.
(4) Commercial parking lots.
(5) Group home residential.
(6) Group home supportive, large.
(7) Guest lodging.
(8) Government use outside public rights-of-way, except offices.
(10) Meeting and events center.
(11) Mixed-use buildings.
(12) Multiple-family, including townhouses.
(13) Museum, art galleries.
(14) Offices, medical.
(15) Offices, professional.
(16) Religious institutions.
(17) Schools, colleges and universities.
(18) Schools, primary and secondary.
(19) Uses established prior to 1900 that can be documented to be a historic use of the structure and in continuous operation on the same site.
(e) Permitted accessory uses and structures. Accessory uses and structures clearly incidental and subordinate to the principal use and structures including the following uses, are permitted provided that they meet all requirements of this section, the requirements of Article 6 and all other applicable requirements established in these regulations.
(1) Accessory apartment, detached.
(2) Bed and breakfast.
(3) Kennel, private.
(4) Home occupation.
(5) Swimming pool.
(f) Development standards. All uses and structures permitted in the HD district shall meet the applicable development standards established in this section and all other applicable requirements of these regulations:
(1) Dimensional requirements:
a. Minimum lot area (square feet): 2,100 (a), (b)
b. Minimum lot width (feet): 33
(a) The minimum lot area required to construct an "accessory apartment, detached" on a parcel containing one (1) single-family detached structure shall be four thousand, five hundred (4,500) square feet.
(b) Exceptions to the density requirements . Conversions of residential structures to higher density in the historic district shall meet the density standards for new construction, except for existing single-family structures containing a minimum of two thousand (2,000) square feet of gross floor area, which can be converted into a duplex with each individual unit containing a minimum of one thousand (1,000) square feet of gross floor area without regard to the density requirements.
(Ord. No. O-2008-25, 4-8-08; Ord. No. O-2010-75, §§ 22, 23, 10-5-10; Ord. No. O-2016-83, § 1, 10-18-16)