Department Activity

Recent Approvals


Approval of a Autozone on 117 adjacent to the Burgaw Motel was completed in December 2018 and is expected to be under construction in the spring of 2019.

O' Learys Auto Parts

This site plan was approved in 2018 and has been permitted for construction for a new retail location. 

Development Code Re-Write

Due to recommendations made in the Burgaw 2030 Comprehensive Land Use Plan and inconsistencies found in the UDO reorganization, a re-write of the entire development ordinance has been recognized as a need by the Planning Board.  The first priority is to update the development review process allowing for increased reviews and approvals at the staff level.

The next step will be a complete rewrite of the ordinance to ensure consistency of the ordinance in its entirety as well as updates for current general statutes and trends in the development community.

Planning Activities


Staff has updated the zoning map and worked with Pender County to be available on the Pender County GIS site at

West Side Trail & Parks Project

The Planning Board is working with the Parks & Recreation Committee to develop a plan for a trail and parks project for the west side of town.  At their August 18, 2016 meeting, the planning board considered three potential trail routes.  They decided against the proposed Smith St. route, and staff will be preparing more information on other route options to be discussed at their September meeting.  You can find out more information on the proposed routes and upcoming meetings at

Social Media

We are now utilizing several social media platforms to promote and educate interested parties of the Town of Burgaw on the following sites. Please tag any posts with #burgaw and #burgawnc






Last updated January 10, 2019.