Commissioners to explore additional options for Project Grace, hold Community Forum

Posted April 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm     Category: County CommissionersNews ReleaseStrategy

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At today’s New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioners discussed Project Grace and unanimously approved a motion to explore alternative options for the county-owned block in downtown Wilmington and to also begin discussions with the Zimmer Development team about the details of their current development proposal.

This approved motion was made during “additional items of business,” which is an opportunity at the end of each board meeting for Commissioners and senior staff to discuss timely items not included on the meeting’s agenda.

The board’s direction will help to ensure the county examines all possible options to determine the highest and best use for the site.

In addition, a community forum about Project Grace will be held on Thursday, May 9 to provide more exploratory and general financial information for the project. Members of the community will be able to ask questions and speak at the meeting in a facilitated community conversation. The forum will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station (502 N Front Street in Wilmington).


Project Grace is a proposed redevelopment opportunity of a three-acre county-owned block in downtown Wilmington, bordered by Grace, Third, Chestnut, and Second streets. Learn more at

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Jessica Loeper

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