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Historic Downtown Wilmington residents plan for the future

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© Residents of Wilmington's historic downtown district were thinking ahead Thursday evening. © Residents of Wilmington's historic downtown district were thinking ahead Thursday evening.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Residents of Wilmington's historic downtown district were thinking ahead Thursday evening.

The City of Wilmington hosted a community planning meeting for those residents at the Community Arts Center downtown.

Those in attendance had the chance to share their ideas for change and development in front of city staffers. Thursday's event was just one in a series of planning meetings being held in different areas across the city.

Taxpayers at the meeting said there were a number of things they want to see in the downtown areas.

"The history, the culture, the arts, entertainment, small-town feel, in a growing urban setting," listed Rick Harris, a downtown resident.

"We're at a turning point at this time and I think to look ahead for 20 years and us as a city in providing them with information is a good thing."

There is one more planning meeting in the series according to city staffers.

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