***Due to coronavirus, City Engineering is suspending walk-in service for Right-of-Way permits. Submission of permit applications shall be made via email or mailed in. Please visit the City of Wilmington Right of Way Permits webpage for an application form and email instructions. Permit fees shall be mailed into Engineering. Please allow 24-72 hours to process.***
The Engineering Division provides Design, Project Management, Survey, Inspection and Right-of-Way Permit services. Engineering is involved in many of the City's infrastructure improvements, plus private development and public Right-of-Way issues. Our mission is to promote public safety, sustainability, and a livable community. Browse our web pages to learn more about us.
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- Administration (Contracts & Payments)
- Capital Projects (Project Management, Design & Geomatics)
- Construction Management
- Plan Review
Our offices are located at the City Operations Complex, off River Road between Shipyard Boulevard and Independence Boulevard.
Water Street & Riverfront Park Improvements Project
The Water Street & Riverfront Park Improvements project is a compilation of several projects along the Cape Fear River from Market Street to Princess Street and includes renovation of Riverfront Park, repairs to the Market Street bulkhead, stormwater repairs at the intersection of Water Street and Princess Street, ADA improvements, and streetscape elements from Market Street to Princess Street. Additionally, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is replacing the existing water and sewer lines within the project limits.
Due to a lack of funding for the USCG bulkhead repairs in front of the Alton Lennon Federal Building, the improvements will be made in two phases. All planned improvements will be made in the portion of Water Street from the intersection of Market Street and Water Street to just south of the main stairway to the Federal Building courtyard. From that point north, only the underground improvements will be constructed at this time. When funding becomes available for the USCG bulkhead repairs and the bulkhead work is completed, the remainder of the park improvements and streetscape elements will be installed through to Princess Street.
Get more information at www.wilmingtonnc.gov/riverfrontpark.