More News

ILM Seeks To Address Increased Parking Demands With New Study

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Dec 7, 2018
The Wilmington International Airport could soon release bids to find a firm that will help evaluate its growing parking needs.

Since adding United Airlines, the airport's third carrier in April, ILM has seen an increase of paying vehicles at its parking lots throughout 2018, said Granseur Dick, ILM’s planning and development director.

During the New Hanover County Airport Authority meeting this week, officials presented information about the development of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the selection of a professional services firm to evaluate its parking needs and a potential parking expansion.

It would be the first dedicated parking study conducted at the airport, he said.

“Wilmington seems counter to national trends where parking demand is decreasing. And due to the fact that we are continuing to see growth in parking demand, we want to make sure that we are very careful in our planning of potential parking expansions,” Dick said.

That’s why ILM is seeking guidance to make those parking expansion decisions. Dick said the airport anticipates a study will include both short- and long-term solutions to address the airport’s parking needs.

Advertisements for the study could come through in a bid process just ahead of Christmas, he said. A selection of a firm to conduct the study could be made in early 2019.

Since the bid process is developing, the airport does not yet have a budget for the study.

Based on the demand, Dick said that whatever short-term solutions the study may provide "we would look to go ahead an implement it immediately."
Ico insights


Jim ellis headshot 10311631058

Video (High) Resolutions for 2019

Jim Ellis - Signal
Infinity 891835159

What is EMV and Am I Liable?

Kyle Thorpe - Infinity Payment Systems
Mike stonestreet 300x300

Play it Safe When Planning Summer Celebrations

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services)

Trending News

Pier 33 Apartments To Start Construction In February

Johanna Cano - Jan 16, 2019

State Eyes $31M For Cape Fear Crossing In New Draft Plan

Christina Haley O'Neal - Jan 16, 2019

Marsello’s To Offer Casual Italian Dining On The Riverfront

Jessica Maurer - Jan 16, 2019

Serpentarium Building Could Shed Its Past, Become Dental Spa

Cece Nunn - Jan 17, 2019

Phun Pop-up Dinners Kick Off Countdown To Food Hall Opening

Jessica Maurer - Jan 16, 2019

In The Current Issue

Holt Family Looks To Diversify Business

Holt Oil Co. has traditionally been a business built around the gas and retail industry. Future plans, however, could take this family-run f...

Hurricane Delays Aquarium Exhibit

Construction has been delayed for one year on a new exhibit at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher....

Jeweled Heritage

Some family-owned Wilmington jewelry stores are more than retail spaces for wedding rings or elegant necklaces – they showcase local familie...

Book On Business

The 2018 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!



Health Care Heroes 2018
2018 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Lunch with Eric Dinenberg, Rouse Properties