The City of Wilmington will hold its 11th neighborhood outreach meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 3 to get input from citizens in the Historic Downtown-Old Wilmington area 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.
This meeting will be held for residents of the Historic Downtown-Old Wilmington area at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Arts Center, located at 120 S. 2nd Street.
Participants will receive information about the area’s demographic and socioeconomic standings, including pending changes that will impact their neighborhoods.
For example, although this area is the smallest of Wilmington’s 12 neighborhood areas, it is one of the fastest growing, as evidenced by the recent development activity downtown. The area’s population is expected to increase by 44% and the number of residents over 65 will grow by almost 60% by 2017.
The final neighborhood area meeting will be held for the Seagate South community on Thursday, April 24 in the Bradley Creek Elementary School cafeteria, located at 6211 Greenville Loop Road.
The 12 neighborhood planning meetings provide citizens with the opportunity to give 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.
Following the completion of the neighborhoods meeting series, a citywide meeting will be held on Saturday, May 10 at the Northeast Regional Library at 10 a.m. to present the results of the neighborhood meetings and discuss the next steps.
More information is available at createwilmington.com.
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