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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Downtown investments

The city has invested in many improvements in the downtown area over the last five years. This list only highlights some of the larger projects: 

Northern Riverfront Projects
$17 million

  • Nutt St. realignment
  • Nutt St. drainage
  • N. Downtown Streetscape
  • N. Riverwalk

Front St. Improvements
$2.6 million

USO (Community Arts Center)
$2.4 million

Convention Center and parking deck
$56.6 million
($62 M incl. financing costs)

Water St. deck park
$2.5 million 

Dram Tree Park
$729,000

Governor’s Landing riverwalk repairs
$412,000

Kenan Fountain enhancements
$312,000  

Wilmington: A Look Back

The pictures on the left were taken in the late 1970s, except the aerial picture of the Northern Riverfront which is from 2008. 

See how far we have come...


Market Street (then)
(Courtesy New Hanover County Library)
 
   
Market Street (now)

Former Efird's Department Store (then)
(Courtesy New Hanover County Library)
 
 
Self-Help Building (now)

Northern Riverfront (then) 
 
Northern Riverfront (now)
  

S. 2nd Street (then) 
(Courtesy New Hanover County Library)
 
 
S. 2nd Street (now) 

Market Street (then)
 
Market Street (now)
  

Cotton Exchange looking north (then)
 
Cotton Exchange looking north (now)
  

Cotton Exchange looking south (then)
 
Cotton Exchange looking south (now) 


Front Street looking north (then) 
 
Front Street looking north (now)
  

Looking west on Grace Street (then) 
 
Looking west on Grace Street (now)
  

Front Street looking south (then) 
 
Front Street looking south (now)
  
     
     
     
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