Park project moving forward in Wrightsville Beach

Park project moving forward in Wrightsville Beach

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - Leaders in Wrightsville Beach voted to move forward with a project to improve the Salisbury Street corridor on the island. The Board of Aldermen authorized Town Manager Tim Owens to proceed with sending out Requests For Quotations for survey work and water and sewer engineering work in the Salisbury Street right of way.

The Salisbury Street Ocean Access Park project is estimated to be a $2 million project to include park and ocean access facilities. Developer D Logan received approval in 2017 to build a duplex in the area, on the lot next to Johnny Mercer's Pier. Logan addressed aldermen at Tuesday night's meeting.

"I hope it will look like the quality of lifestyle that Wrightsville Beach portrays," Logan said. "This is a very nice family cottagey type beach. It's not a Myrtle Beach, and those of us that grew up here don't want it to be. So I hope that it'll maintain that same quaintness that I grew up enjoying."

According to town documents, the timeline for the park project includes aldermen selecting firms to do the engineering and surveying work in September. Construction could begin on the park project in September of 2019, with completion set for March of 2020.

To read more details about the project click here.

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