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Apr 8, 2021

Funding for local educational institutions and area attractions is in Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposed North Carolina state budget. The budget, a proposed outline for the FY 2021-2023 biennium, has a total recommended budget of $27.3 billion for the 2021-22 fiscal year and nearly $28.7 billion in FY 2022-23, according to the spending plan released last month. ...

Apr 6, 2021

County OKs Spending Plan For $45M In Relief Funds

By Johanna Cano, posted Apr 6, 2021

The county’s plan for how it will spend $45.4 million as part of the American Rescue Plan has been rubber-stamped. New Hanover County Commissioners on Monday afternoon approved a framework on how the federal funds will be spent, which includes $3.85 million for business, nonprofit and employment assistance. “New Hanover County has an important responsibil ...

Mar 31, 2021

New Hanover County is expected to receive an estimated $45.4 million from the American Rescue Plan signed into law this month by President Joe Biden, and some of that money could go toward economic development efforts and aid to businesses. According to a draft framework county officials have put together for how to use the federal funds, nearly $4 million could be ...

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Mar 14, 2021

Project Grace Roadmap Approved By County Commissioners

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 14, 2021

A unanimous decision by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners on Monday allows a major downtown redevelopment project to move forward after five years of discussions. The board approved a Memorandum of Understanding for Project Grace, a development that is expected to transform a 3-acre, county-owned block bordered by Grace, Third, Chestnut and Second stree ...

Feb 12, 2021

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a proposed Memorandum of Understanding for Project Grace at its regular meeting at 9 a.m. March 15, according to a county announcement. The proposed $107 million redevelopment would transform a 3-acre, county-owned block in downtown Wilmington, bordered by Grace, Third, Chestnut&n ...

Feb 5, 2021

County Names Roth Planning And Land Use Director

By Staff Reports, posted Feb 5, 2021

New Hanover County has a new planning chief. Officials announced Friday that Rebekah Roth has been named the county's planning and land use director, after serving as interim director since October 2020. Prior to that, Roth was senior planner for the county for four years and has 13 years of experience in plan development and implementation, according to a c ...

Feb 3, 2021

County Redevelopment Project Set To Begin In March

By Cece Nunn, posted Feb 3, 2021

A $120 million redevelopment project has cleared another hurdle. The N.C. Local Government Commission approved New Hanover County’s debt financing of its new government center, which is part of a redevelopment of the center's site, according to a county news release Wednesday. The approval, which came at the LGC's meeting Tuesday, moves the&nb ...

Jan 28, 2021

Major Downtown Redevelopment Project Back On The Radar

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 28, 2021

A redevelopment of a county-owned block in downtown Wilmington could be on its way to becoming a reality as county officials and the developer continue to work on a potential agreement. Referred to as Project Grace, the transformation of the property bordered by Grace, Third, Chestnut and Second streets could include a new library, Cape Fear Museum, city of Wilmington o ...

Jan 20, 2021

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a revised development agreement for a project that will transform the site of the county's government center.  The board also approved a $53.5 million capital project ordinance to finance the county's portion of the development.  The votes are scheduled to be ratified at 11 a.m. Thurs ...

Jan 18, 2021

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is holding a public hearing Tuesday on a revised development agreement for the county government center redevelopment project. The project is expected to hold a new facility for county offices, including an expanded Emergency Operations and 911 Center, and commercial and residential space, with at least 5% of the residential ...

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