The City of Wilmington will hold its fifth neighborhood outreach meeting on Thursday, Jan. 16 to get input from citizens about what they like and don’t like about their neighborhoods, as well as what they want to keep and what they want to change.
Thursday's meeting will be held for residents of the Echo Farms/Rivers Edge area at 6:30 p.m. in the Codington Elementary School cafeteria, located at 4321 Carolina Beach Rd.
Participants will hear demographic and socioeconomic information, including pending changes that will impact their neighborhoods. For example, this area has grown by almost 200 percent since 2000. US Census data projects that the number of residents 65 and older will increase by 97 percent over the next three years.
The city is holding 12 neighborhood planning meetings across the city to get citizen input for a long-term plan for growth. The input will be used to develop the plan that will help deal with coming social and demographic changes that will change the face of Wilmington.
The next neighborhood input meeting will be held for the Rogersville-Bradley Creek area on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Andrews On-the-Sound, located at 101 Airlie Rd.
More information is available at createwilmington.com.
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