How should the City of Wilmington grow?
According to the U.S. Census, Wilmington is projected to grow by 52 percent to a population of 166,000 by 2040. With only about 13 percent of vacant, buildable land left within the city limits, where will all these new residents go?
Hundreds of citizens have already provided input on the city's long-range growth plan. This input will be included on sample maps that show areas that could be redeveloped, areas that could have greater numbers of people and areas in which no growth is desired. This is the next phase in an 18-month process to gather and use citizen input to develop a long-term growth plan for Wilmington.
On Wednesday, June 25, citizens are invited to drop in anytime between 1-8 p.m. at Halyburton Park, located at 4099 S. 17th St. to provide input on each of the examples for long-term growth. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and will give brief presentations at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.
Visit createwilmington.com for more information.