NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County will break ground on a new Public Health and Social Services building on Wednesday, May 23 at 11 a.m. at 1650 Greenfield Street in Wilmington, NC. The new facility will co-locate the county’s Public Health Department and Department of Social Services, to provide convenience for clients and create efficiencies in service offerings.
The Public Health and Social Services building will be four stories and 96,103 square feet, and will be constructed behind the current Department of Social Services site located at 1650 Greenfield Street.
Construction is expected to begin by the first of June and the new building is projected to be complete, with Social Services and Health staff moved in, by January 2020. A detailed timeline and additional project information can be found on the county’s website.
The public and media are invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony on May 23, which will take place in the southernmost parking area, behind the current Social Services building. Parking will be available across the street at the Scottish Rite Temple, located at 1415 S. 17th Street.
During construction, Health Department services will continue at their current location at 2029 S. 17th Street. Social Services operations will also continue at their current location, with client parking available in the front and on the west side of the building. Overflow and off-site parking for DSS will be available at the Scottish Rite Temple. A new crosswalk and traffic light have been installed across 17th Street to accommodate pedestrians.
Communications & Outreach Coordinator