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Preliminary plans submitted for police, fire training center in Creekwood area

Preliminary plans for a 30,000-square foot police and fire training facility to be built near the Creekwood community have been submitted for review. (Source: Clark Nexsen) Preliminary plans for a 30,000-square foot police and fire training facility to be built near the Creekwood community have been submitted for review. (Source: Clark Nexsen)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Preliminary plans for a 30,000-square foot police and fire training facility to be built near the Creekwood community have been submitted for review.

According to online records, the plans, which were submitted yesterday, will go before the technical review committee on Oct. 26.

The City of Wilmington spent just over $1 million last year to purchase 46 acres of land between the Creekwood community and Maides Park from the Wilmington Housing Authority.

"There still is activity out here, clearly, and to have our officers working out here, and actually working out of the substation up here can only lead to better community relations, because we want to be able to interact with our folks," Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said when the training center was first announced in June 2016.

According to the submitted plans, the new facility located at 3100 Hurst Street would be one story and would include an area for fire apparatus parking and training. Plans call for 138 parking space, 63 of which would be in the public/visitor parking lot.

When announcing the plans for the facility last year, WPD officials said that the facility would include an indoor firing range to replace the department's outdoor range on River Road.

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