The heliport has stirred up opposition from nearby residents in recent weeks. They contend that the business is operating outside of the permitted hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is running a school on the site.
A school wasn't part of the special-use permit approved for the site when the heliport opened, City Attorney Thomas McCormick told the City Council on Tuesday.
McCormick recommended that the council seek a formal opinion from the city zoning inspector as to whether a school is appropriate for the site. If the inspector says it isn't appropriate, the city could reopen the special-use permit for review, he said.
Raleigh police and inspectors also should keep tabs on when the heliport is operating to ensure it sticks to approved hours, McCormick said.