Board of Commissioners to consider next steps for Project Grace

Posted September 10, 2018 at 8:00 am     Category: County CommissionersNews ReleaseStrategy

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Earlier this year, New Hanover County began a two-step solicitation process for the potential development of Project Grace by releasing a request for qualifications. Two development teams submitted qualifications and, at the September 17 Board of Commissioners meeting, county staff will recommend that the board invite these two teams to submit a full development proposal for Project Grace.

“The purpose of this first step was to attract development teams that have the qualifications necessary to develop a project of this magnitude,” said County Manager Chris Coudriet. “We received qualifications from two interested, and highly-qualified development teams, and the evaluation team unanimously determined to recommend the board ask for a development proposal from each team.”

If the board decides to accept staff’s recommendation on September 17, the solicitation process would move into the second step with a request for proposals. Full proposals from the development teams would be due at the end of November; and then an evaluation of the proposals, including public input and an independent financial analysis, would take place in early 2019.

The two project teams, and their full statement of qualifications, can viewed below:

For more information or to sign up for Project Grace updates, visit


Release Contact:
Jessica Loeper
Communications & Outreach Coordinator

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