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Wilmington City Council to consider approving application for $2.1 million grant by fire department

Wilmington City leaders will discuss ARPA funding distribution, a couple of rezoning requests, and additional funding for the Wilmington Fire Department
Published: Jan. 31, 2022 at 10:20 AM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Wilmington City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss ARPA funding distribution, a couple rezoning requests, and a grant application from the Wilmington Fire Department.

Developers have applied to rezone one acre of land at 6817 Greenville Loop Road for multi-family housing and developers plan to build 10 duplexes at the site with bicycle parking and a sidewalk connection to the future Greenville Loop Trail. The development isn’t expected to impact traffic significantly and was approved 7-0 by the Wilmington Planning Commission.

Also on the agenda: Application for a $2.1 million grant towards hiring 12 more firefighters to fill positions at the upcoming Wilmington fire station 6. City Council will consider approving an application from the fire department for a SAFER grant from the federal government. These funds would be distributed over a period of three years. The station is expected to be built by summer 2023.

Wilmington continues to distribute ARPA funding. For Tuesday, the council will consider entering a $250,000 agreement with Cape Fear Collective for affordable housing and a $100,000 agreement with Genesis Block to provide small business entrepreneurial opportunities.

You can view the full agenda here before the meeting, or you can check out the archive on the City of Wilmington website.

The meeting will be streamed live on YouTube and GTV at 6:30 p.m.

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