Parts of North Waterfront Park construction project re-bid
The City of Wilmington is rebidding some parts of the North Waterfront Park project after initial bids came in over budget.
In response, the city has worked to clarify specifications and address any gaps or overlaps between the various parts of the bid. Because the project is so large, there are more than 500 pages of specifications/instructions. The new bid opening for the first phase of park construction is Sept. 5. Once a contractor is selected, work can begin very quickly and the city still anticipates that the park will open in early 2021.
The $20 million signature park project was identified in the 2016 voter-approved Parks Bond. The 6.6-acre park will include a performance venue, walkways, lawns, gardens, a children’s area, water feature, public art and support structures. The development of this large urban park will serve all Wilmington residents and be similar to park investments made in other cities such as Asheville and Greenville. It is expected the performance area could accommodate up to 7,000 people, which would make it the largest performance venue in the area.