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Oct 3, 2019

Building Rehab Project Heads To State Transportation Board

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 3, 2019

More approvals are needed before work can begin on a project to rehabilitate an old building on North Fourth Street for the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's future office space. Wilmington City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to let the city manager enter into an agreement with the N.C. Department of Transporation for the rehabili ...

Sep 19, 2019

River Place Developer Proposes $90M Downtown Gateway Project

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Sep 19, 2019

The developer of the 13-story River Place project in Wilmington submitted the only proposal responding to the city's request for development plans that could transform downtown's northern gateway. East West Partners, a Chapel Hill-based development firm, submitted a $90 million proposal that includes multiple buildings in a mixed-use development. The project, a ...

Sep 17, 2019

Developers interested in working on the redevelopment of the New Hanover County government center must submit qualifications by Oct. 22 that address county priorities for the mixed-use project. “The county is inviting interested development teams to respond to this solicitation for the redevelopment of the government center… to include a facility for county ...

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Sep 10, 2019

Gov. Roy Cooper and state officials gathered Tuesday at the new permanent bridge on U.S. 421 to look back at recovery from last year's Hurricane Florence and discuss the state’s initiative to build more resilient infrastructure for possible future storms. That portion of U.S. 421 was the site of major flooding during Hurricane Florence that made the bridge imp ...

Aug 23, 2019

Elected officials and local brewery owners met to discuss the growth and economic impact the brewing industry has had on the region and how they can collaborate to address legal hurdles brewers face when opening a location. "We have seen an enormous bit of growth in the craft beer sector," said Ellie Craig, marketing director at Front Street Brewery. T ...

Aug 16, 2019

Castle St. Redevelopment Proposal Back On The Table

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 16, 2019

Wilmington City Council will again hear about a proposal for a mixed-use development on city-owned property, formerly used as a Wave Transit maintenance facility. The revised proposal from Hipp Architecture & Development for the redevelopment of 1110 Castle St. is slated for council's agenda Tuesday.  City staff previously recommended rejecting the propo ...

Aug 13, 2019

New Hanover County officials plan to issue a request for qualifications (RFQ) later this month for a new government center that could include commercial, business and residential uses, according to a news release. This comes after New Hanover County commissioners at their meeting Monday night approved a resolution to pursue a public-private partnership for the cent ...

Aug 12, 2019

County To Consider $20 Million Loan For ILM Terminal Expansion

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 12, 2019

New Hanover County commissioners are slated to consider a $20 million loan to help keep the Wilmington International Airport's terminal expansion and renovation project moving forward. County commissioners will consider Monday adopting an ordinance for the capital project and authorize the county manager to negotiate and execute an interlocal agreement with the ...

Aug 9, 2019

Funding Issues Push Out Area Road Project Timelines

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 9, 2019

More than a dozen pending road projects in the tri-county area are facing delays from their original schedules because of funding issues at the state level. The N.C. Department of Transportation released its updated draft of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Prioritization 5.0 plan this week, with some changes from the draft released in January. Amo ...

Aug 8, 2019

County Officials Discuss Redeveloping Government Complex

By Johanna Cano, posted Aug 8, 2019

New Hanover County officials are considering the construction of a new government center through a public-private partnership that could bring together private residential and/or commercial development. The redevelopment project would involve erecting a new building at the current government center at 230 Government Center Drive off South College Road, according to the ...

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