New Owner for UNCW's Old Marine Science Center

MAY 25, 2006 -- UNCW's old marine science center near Wrightsville Beach is getting a new owner.   It's being purchased by the same Jacksonville developer who bought the adjoining Babies Hospital site. Developer Chris Bailey is hoping the property will be rezoned for residential use. The cost of the property is $3.5 million. The university will use that money to build an operations center at its new marine science center in Myrtle Grove.