Here We Grow

After years of uncertainty, former WAVE maintenance facility could be sold

After sitting empty for nearly three years, the City of Wilmington is considering selling former WAVE maintenance facility on Castle Street, in order for the property to be redeveloped.

  Wilmington City Council approves mixed-use development on Masonboro Loop Road

The development will be a mix of commercial and residential spaces, with businesses limited to professional offices and personal services.

Record growth for Port of Wilmington in fiscal year 2018

According to a news release from the North Carolina Ports Authority, Wilmington recorded 38 percent year-over-year container growth and year-over-year general cargo growth is up 18 percent.

Harris Teeter in Ogden Plaza to close

The Harris Teeter grocery store located in Ogden Plaza will be closing next month.

Inland Greens Park and Golf Course officially open for business

With the cutting of a ribbon, the City of Wilmington officially opened Inland Greens Park and Golf Course on Thursday morning.

Proposed Dollar General would be 11th location in Wilmington area

A proposed Dollar General would become the 11th location in the Wilmington area, but neighbors are concerned the new store would add to an already heavy traffic burden.

Floating houses to be reality by August

A houseboat neighborhood will be a reality by the end of August.

South Front District continues to expand with container building and bakery

The transformation of what was an aging, dilapidated area once known as Nesbitt Court near downtown Wilmington is continuing to grow by leaps and bounds.

Developer proposes housing that's affordable in downtown Wilmington

Housing in its most simple terms is the goal of a proposed apartment building on the corner of Wooster and South Fifth Avenue in downtown Wilmington.

College Road student housing project stalled

The planning commission said the developer, Cape Fear Commercial, sent in plans for the property, and the city sent back comments that the developer hasn't addressed yet.

Crews make progress on construction of WFD's future Station 5

The 11,500 square-foot- station will be located at 680 Shipyard Blvd. and replace the current Station 5 on Wellington Avenue and Station 6 on Carolina Beach Road.

  Shipping container apartments in Wilmington nearing completion, a coffee shop is next

A community of nine stand-alone apartments built out of shipping containers will be completed by the end of July and residents can start moving in Aug. 1. "This is mixing art, architecture, and functionality," said Leslie Smith, the developer behind the project.

Pender County leaders working to accommodate growth

Assistant County Manager Chad McEwen said people are building homes in Pender County because it's a quieter area to live with good schools that is close to Wilmington.

‘It’s All on The Avenue’: City Council to consider controversial development

The tagline for one of the largest projects currently in the works in the Port City is "It's All on The Avenue," according to planning documents. But on Tuesday, it will be all on Wilmington City Council to decide whether or not the controversial development will proceed.

Group funds purchase of land for Surf City housing development

Trez Forman Capital Group, a commercial lender for development and construction, said in a news release Wednesday afternoon that it has funded the acquisition of a 195-acre residential development site in Surf City.

Plans submitted for apartment, commercial complex on Kerr Avenue

Plans were recently submitted to city officials for a large apartment and commercial complex on Kerr Avenue in Wilmington.

New Anthem to bring brewery, tasting room to South Front District

The Tribute Companies said in a news release the New Anthem Beer Project's mission is to "make beer, the best we can, every time, without exception."

Wilmington leaders assure neighbors the city is planning for growth with 'pods'

'Pod' developments across Wilmington hope to alleviate growing pains  It's a frequent question asked by many living in New Hanover County, 'why are there so many grocery stores?' "First were the grocery stores," said Wilmington City Councilman Neil Anderson. "Everybody was saying 'why do we need so many grocery stores?' So you don't have to drive."

Developer explains plans for Independence Mall site: 'We don’t call it a mall anymore, because it’s not a mall.'

On Thursday, a developer shared new details about the future shopping experience at the site of Independence Mall, now known as the Collection at Independence.

Wilmington is growing: Echo Farms, riverside condos, and a huge Harris Teeter

The Wilmington area is growing in population as more people move to the Port City, and developers are keeping up pace with new housing and business projects. Here is the latest information on a few developments in Wilmington.

Carolina Beach town leaders on the road to fixing traffic headaches on N. Lake Park Boulevard

Carolina Beach town leaders met Tuesday morning to discuss a Lake Park Boulevard traffic study and possible solutions to the troubled roadway.

  Looking ahead by looking back: Wilmington eyes future trolley system through downtown

Big changes in industry are coming to Wilmington. They're changes that impact local freight lines that could ultimately impact your commute.

As city grows, WAVE transit coordinates with developers, City of Wilmington

As Wilmington's population continues to grow, WAVE Transit says it is increasing communication with both the city and developers to improve bus stop locations and rider experience.

Waffle House restaurant coming to downtown Wilmington

Signs advertising a new Waffle House appeared at 255 Front Street on Thursday.

Wilmington to host greater downtown meetings

Your city, your future. City leaders in Wilmington want to hear from residents who live in greater downtown.

Developer proposes plans for more UNCW off-campus student housing

A real estate company has proposed plans for another housing development in Wilmington.

The reason behind the red balloons along the Wilmington skyline today

Folks traveling over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge were treated to the sight of a flurry of red balloons Wednesday morning. There is not a festival underway, but the three dozen balloons could give an indication of what the city skyline may eventually look like.

New plan addresses needs of growing Leland area

A new plan in Leland addresses the needs of the growing population. Leland Town Council approved the Leland Municipal Master Plan during their regular meeting Thursday.

'It's like a TED Talk focused on our local development': A Growler of Projects

Wilmington Downtown Inc. will host a night centered on downtown development Thursday, Oct. 19.

New county planning director eyes 'untapped potential' north of Wilmington

The new planning director for New Hanover County says he's pleased with the development of downtown Wilmington and wants to turn his attention toward 'untapped potential' north of the city.

Public gives input on future of downtown

Business owners to neighbors were able to give their input on what the future of Downtown Wilmington would look like on Thursday night.

Commissioners give green light for residential development off Gordon Road

New Hanover County commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to approve a proposed residential development consisting of more than 400 units on 85.19 acres of land off Gordon Road.

Neighbors weigh in on intersection changes

Residents who live off Eastwood and Military Cutoff roads had the chance to give their feedback on two options to ease traffic in the area.

Storage unit facilities fill up around Wilmington as city grows

As more people move to the area, an often overlooked business is getting a boost. Owners and managers at several storage facilities said they have had to put customers on wait lists this year, and are reporting an overall increase in business.

Wilmington firm announces plans for $250M development

The owner of a Wilmington development firm has high hopes for land he described as "the best piece of undeveloped property in New Hanover County."

South Front District grows with new development

The South Front community is welcoming three new restaurants to the area as part of the district's continuing growth.

Controversial microbrewery gets green light from Wilmington city leaders

The debate over a proposed microbrewery and tap room came to a head Tuesday night when Wilmington City Council members gave the green light for developers to move forward.