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Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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Economic Development

Moving rail line has many potential benefits
At their agenda briefing on August 3, the Wilmington City Council heard a presentation about the potential advantages for economic development and community growth if the CSX rail line that currently runs through the city were to be relocated just across the Cape Fear River. [Read more...]
Legal path cleared for convention center hotel
The legal path has been cleared for the Wilmington Convention Center hotel. Harmony Hospitality will begin construction of a 186-room, full-service Embassy Suites hotel adjacent to the convention center. [Read more...]
Tour of historic buildings

On Friday, March 13, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and other area elected officials joined Susan Kluttz, Secretary of the NC Department of Cultural Resources, on a tour of historic buildings in downtown Wilmington. The tour highlighted various buildings that have been renovated with historic preservation tax credits, both residential and commercial. 

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Water Street Deck update

At their meeting on February 17, the Wilmington City Council selected East West Partners to begin negotiations on a multi-use development at the site of the Water Street parking deck. 

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Civic agency funding
The City of Wilmington is now accepting applications for from civic agencies for economic development partnerships for the 2015-16 fiscal year. 
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Analysis of Water St deck proposals released
City staff has performed a preliminary analysis of the six proposals submitted for redevelopment of the Water Street Parking Deck. The analysis was ba... [Read more...]
Water St deck proposals
City Council saw presentations from six developers showing their proposal for development of the Water St. deck site. Watch videos of each of the proposals and see what City Council saw. [Read more...]
Convention Center hotel land sold
On December 3, the City of Wilmington finalized the land sale for a $33.6 million Embassy Suites Hotel next to the Wilmington Convention Center. Mayor Bill Saffo and other city officials joined representatives from Harmony Hospitality, Inc. in signing documents for the final closing at City Hall. [Read more...]
Water St Deck proposals
Learn more about proposals received to redevelop the site of the Water Street parking deck. [Read more...]
Lawsuit delays land sale for Convention Center Hotel
Lawsuit causing delays in purchase of land for and construction of the Wilmington Convention Center Hotel. [Read more...]
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