City Council votes yes on final approval of funding for Water St. parking deck

City Council votes yes on final approval of funding for Water St. parking deck

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Wilmington City Council voted almost unanimously with a 6-1 vote on the final approval of funding for the public portion of redevelopment of the Water Street parking deck.

The second reading was on an ordinance for more than $17 million for the project with the money going into two capital funds (Parking Facilities Capital Project Fund and Chestnut/ Grace Street Project).

According to city documents, the project "will consist of the demolition of the existing Water Street Public Parking Deck and construction of a multi-story mixed use development including parking, residential and retail space.

In addition, it will maintain access to Bijou Park and  re-connect Chestnut Street to Water Street, while providing public space at the at the foot of Chestnut Street.

For more information on the parking deck project click here: http://bit.ly/1FZDdYO

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