The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted in favor of entering an agreement to purchase more than 14 acres of land in Echo Farms during its meeting Monday morning.
Last week, City of Wilmington and county officials announced a partnership to purchase the property.
The commissioners agreed to enter a purchasing agreement for the property and to enter a inter-local agreement with the City of Wilmington for the purchase, improvement and operation of the property.
#NHCgov Commissioners approved a buy-sell agreement for 14.09 acres of property at Echo Farms & an interlocal agreement with @CityofWilm to create a public park with swimming pool, tennis courts, walking trail, playground & green space. pic.twitter.com/TIaZuocDfd— New Hanover County (@NewHanoverCo) June 18, 2018
During its meeting Tuesday night, the Wilmington City Council approved ordinances to authorize an inter-local agreement between the city and the county to purchase the property and to amend the budget to appropriate money from the general fund for its portion of the purchase and improvements.
Council joins @NewHanoverCo to approve purchase & development of 14-acres in Echo Farms for public park. City's total cost for everything in agreement is $1,686,800 & will come from city’s savings account.— Wilmington NC (@CityofWilm) June 20, 2018
According to a release from the city:
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