Commissioners take action to move forward with $53 million government center redevelopment project

NHC Approves government center

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Commissioners approved a plan to redevelop the New Hanover County Government Center on Tuesday night, following a public hearing on the estimated $53.5 million project.

Under the plan, the county will retain 7.5-acres of land where the new government facility will be and sell the second parcel of roughly 7.5 acres to the developer, Cape Fear FD Stonewater, for $8.84-per-square-feet.

This portion would then be developed as a private development after the government center is completed.

[Redevelopment of New Hanover County Government Center moves forward]

The developer will be responsible for constructing the government center facility that will include a new Emergency Operations Center as well as 911 Center.

Plans also call for a $46 million mixed-use development that contains some workforce housing as well as an office complex, according to the agreement.

According to a post from the county on Twitter, the vote will be ratified on Jan 21 at 11 a.m.

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