Wilmington downtown ‘gateway’ improvement challenge moves ahead

With hopes of building a “gateway” to downtown, the town of Wilmington is transferring ahead with…

With hopes of building a “gateway” to downtown, the town of Wilmington is transferring ahead with the obtain of a vacant great deal along 3rd Road.

The lot will grow to be just one of four pieces of land established aside for a development that is been dubbed the “northern gateway” project. The city aims to ultimately construct housing, parking, business office and retail space, and a grocery retail store on the website, but COVID-19 has paused its progress for now.

The city’s request for task proposals in 2019 yielded one particular submission — a approach from East West Associates, the Chapel Hill-based development business that brought River Area apartments to Wilmington.

The organization proposed a $90 million improvement that would establish three new structures on the web-site. They would residence 194 residential units, a 6-tale workplace constructing, an eight-story lodge with 150 rooms, 17,000 sq. ft of retail space, a guests centre and a 31,000 sq. foot grocery shop, according to past StarNews reporting.