County leaders hear public input on Project Grace

County leaders to hear public input on Project Grace

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - New Hanover County leaders continued the discussion on the Project Grace development Thursday night in the downtown library’s Hanover Room.

This is the second Project Grace public meeting this week. The first was held Tuesday at the Cape Fear Museum.

The three-acre block is bordered by Grace, Third, Chestnut and Second streets in downtown Wilmington. It could become a modern library, hotel, retail shops, and a new home for the Cape Fear Museum.

New Hanover County’s main public library, a parking deck and several surface parking lots are in the space now.

Some concerns raised at the meetings were if there would be enough parking available, and accessibility for large vehicles like school buses.

The consideration of adaptive reuse of the buildings was another question asked. A proposal including adaptive reuse was not submitted.

For more information, check out Project Grace’s website.

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