Improvements coming to Portia Mills Hines Park

Improvements coming for Portia Mills Hines Park

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Improvements for Wilmington’s Portia Mills Hines Park took a step forward Tuesday.

The Wilmington City Council unanimously approved a resolution at Tuesday night’s meeting directing the city manager to provide recommendations to fund Phase 1 of the project immediately.

Phase 1, which has a projected cost of $468,000, will include the construction of a restroom building as well as lighting for the basketball courts and other areas.

City staff is expected to provide the city council with a plan to fund Phase 1 at its Oct. 1 meeting.

The resolution also directs staff to include funding for the second phase in next year’s budget.

Phase 2, which has an estimated cost of $304,000, would include the addition of a walking trail and off-street parking to the park.

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