|City of Wilmington ages
| About two-thirds of the residents in the Masonboro area are over 30 years old.
About 50 residents of the Masonboro area came out to the neighborhood planning meeting at Parsley Elementary School on Mar. 6. This meeting, which was originally set to take place on Feb. 13, had to be rescheduled due to weather.
Residents shared what they love about their neighborhoods, what they’d like to change, and their big ideas for the future of the area. Participants also received information about the area’s demographic and socioeconomic standings, including pending changes that will impact their neighborhoods.
Topping the “keep it” list are the residential character of the area, the trees and greenery and the area’s abundant natural resources.
Among the changes they would like to see are more sidewalks and bike paths and better maintenance of the storm drains and ditches in the area.
Their big dreams include cleaner creeks and a waterfront park with non-motorized boat access.
Two neighborhood meetings will be held each month through April.
Other March meetings
|Chestnut Heights-Princess Place
2150 Chestnut Street
St. John’s Church Elebash Hall
1219 Forest Hills Drive
Following the completion of the neighborhoods meeting series, a city-wide meeting will be held on Saturday, May 10 at the Northeast Regional Library. Citizens are invited to drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and noon to see the results of the neighborhood meetings and learn about the next steps.
Want to participate?
The city’s citizen engagement website, connectwilmington.org, is getting a lot of traffic. Citizens are sharing input on topics ranging from redevelopment to sidewalks to economic development.
See past meeting summaries and learn more about the city’s long-term growth plan at createwilmington.com.