WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – More than nine months after the murder of a local teenager, leaders in the city of Wilmington will learn about plans to improve the parking lot where the crime occurred.
City staff will update council members on the parking lot at the Hannah Block USO Center in downtown Wilmington, where 19-year-old Joshua Proutey was shot and killed in December 2012.
Councilwoman Laura Padgett said Wednesday that she, like many others, expect to hear about improving the lighting.
"The biggest issue with that lot is the lighting, and making it safer with lighting," she said.
Padgett said she would also like to see the lot look more like other city parking areas. She said it's taken this long for council to consider improvements because there are only so many project updates that can fit in a meeting.
"There's only so many items that you can put on there without taking up too much time, especially for council members who are working full time," said Padgett.
The update is scheduled for council's next agenda brief. An update for a policy for funding civic partnerships will also be heard.
Four suspects are charged in connection with Proutey's death.
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