City considers updating old brick streets policy
The City of Wilmington has completed a draft report and preliminary recommendations to update the city’s outdated brick streets policy. The recommendations will help determine how best to preserve the City’s historic brick streets. The report was presented to City Council at their Aug. 1, 2016 Agenda Briefing meeting.
Over the last several months, the City collected public input in an effort to shape a new brick streets policy that will help determine how and where brick streets are located, maintained and repaired. A committee of city staff and representatives from local utility companies gathered information and developed the recommendations based on the public input received, as well as best practices from other historic cities, traffic data, cost factors and other criteria.
The committee’s work focused on reacting to projects occurring within brick streets rather than restoration or the creation of new brick streets. Those larger decisions would be part of a larger discussion at a later time that has not yet been scheduled. There are currently approximately four miles of brick streets within the City.
The City Council directed staff to provide additional information before the updated policy is considered.
- View presentation from Aug. 1, 2016 report to Council
- View report presented to City Council on Aug. 1, 2016
- Listen to Aug. 1, 2016 City Council discussion about brick streets
- View the Survey Results
- View a fact sheet about the brick streets policy review process
- View the old policy
- View a map of brick streets