New Hanover County, NC – New Hanover County will host two public meetings to share information about Project Grace and the redevelopment proposal that was submitted by Zimmer Development Company.
The meetings will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Cape Fear Museum in the Williston Auditorium and Thursday, February 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Downtown Library in the Hanover Room.
A short presentation with an overview of the proposal will be given at each meeting beginning at 6 p.m. The remainder of the time will be available for one-on-one questions with county staff and the proposal team, and an opportunity to provide written feedback about the proposal.
“After a thorough request for qualifications and request for proposals process in 2018, the county received one proposal from Zimmer Development Company. We want the public to have a chance to provide their feedback and share their thoughts with us,” said County Manager Chris Coudriet. “We are completing a financial analysis of the proposal, and then we will take all of that information – along with the public input we receive – to our Board of Commissioners this Spring to determine next steps.”
The Zimmer team’s proposal is available on the Project Grace website and also includes a short input survey that the public is encouraged to complete after viewing the proposal.
Project Grace is a redevelopment opportunity of a three-acre county-owned block in downtown Wilmington, bordered by Grace, Third, Chestnut, and Second streets. The project will potentially incorporate a public-private partnership, and include a modern Public Library, Cape Fear Museum, and parking deck. Learn more about Project Grace here.