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Feb 12, 2021

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a proposed Memorandum of Understanding for Project Grace at its regular meeting at 9 a.m. March 15, according to a county announcement. The proposed $107 million redevelopment would transform a 3-acre, county-owned block in downtown Wilmington, bordered by Grace, Third, Chestnut&n ...

Feb 5, 2021

County Names Roth Planning And Land Use Director

By Staff Reports, posted Feb 5, 2021

New Hanover County has a new planning chief. Officials announced Friday that Rebekah Roth has been named the county's planning and land use director, after serving as interim director since October 2020. Prior to that, Roth was senior planner for the county for four years and has 13 years of experience in plan development and implementation, according to a c ...

Feb 3, 2021

County Redevelopment Project Set To Begin In March

By Cece Nunn, posted Feb 3, 2021

A $120 million redevelopment project has cleared another hurdle. The N.C. Local Government Commission approved New Hanover County’s debt financing of its new government center, which is part of a redevelopment of the center's site, according to a county news release Wednesday. The approval, which came at the LGC's meeting Tuesday, moves the&nb ...

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Posted Feb 15, 2021
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Jan 28, 2021

Major Downtown Redevelopment Project Back On The Radar

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 28, 2021

A redevelopment of a county-owned block in downtown Wilmington could be on its way to becoming a reality as county officials and the developer continue to work on a potential agreement. Referred to as Project Grace, the transformation of the property bordered by Grace, Third, Chestnut and Second streets could include a new library, Cape Fear Museum, city of Wilmington o ...

Jan 20, 2021

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a revised development agreement for a project that will transform the site of the county's government center.  The board also approved a $53.5 million capital project ordinance to finance the county's portion of the development.  The votes are scheduled to be ratified at 11 a.m. Thurs ...

Jan 18, 2021

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is holding a public hearing Tuesday on a revised development agreement for the county government center redevelopment project. The project is expected to hold a new facility for county offices, including an expanded Emergency Operations and 911 Center, and commercial and residential space, with at least 5% of the residential ...

Nov 16, 2020

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to consider rezoning requests today that could add hundreds of homes to the county in what would be two separate communities on more than 500 acres. The separate rezoning requests, if approved, would allow a developer to eventually put a mix of housing in two communities, one with 158.65 acres at the northeast q ...

Nov 12, 2020

OPINION: The Time To Fix New Hanover County Schools Is Now

By Evelyn Bryant, posted Nov 12, 2020

Editor’s note: This letter was sent Wednesday from the Community Relations Advisory Committee to members of the Wilmington City Council, New Hanover County Board of Commissioners and New Hanover County Board of Education. The Community Relations Advisory Committee, which Evelyn Bryant chairs, was created in 2016 by New Hanover County and city of Wilmington officials ...

Nov 6, 2020

The Man With A Plan Moves On

By Scott Nunn, posted Nov 6, 2020

Looking for a career with quick results and instant gratification? Don’t become a planner, Wayne Clark said recently as he was wrapping up a three-year stint as planning and land use director for New Hanover County.   Clark is moving back to Florida, the state where he previously worked and where his family still has a home. He’ll be the economic develop ...

Nov 4, 2020

Breaking Down The Local Elections: What Lies Ahead

By Scott Nunn, posted Nov 4, 2020

Although the dust has not settled on all races, New Hanover County once again proved it’s become a difficult place for one party to gain control.   Last-minute mailed ballots, provisional ballots and potential recounts could change some outcomes, Joe Biden, however, appears to have won a county that has supported Republican presidential candidates going back t ...

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