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