Wilmington downtown ‘gateway’ advancement challenge moves ahead

Rose Hansen

With hopes of building a “gateway” to downtown, the city of Wilmington is shifting ahead with the acquire of a vacant ton along 3rd Avenue.

The lot will develop into one of four pieces of land established aside for a advancement which is been dubbed the “northern gateway” project. The metropolis aims to eventually make housing, parking, workplace and retail area, and a grocery retail store on the website, but COVID-19 has paused its progress for now.

The city’s ask for for task proposals in 2019 yielded a person submission — a strategy from East West Companions, the Chapel Hill-based development business that brought River Spot apartments to Wilmington.

The company proposed a $90 million advancement that would make three new structures on the website. They would residence 194 residential units, a 6-tale business making, an eight-story hotel with 150 rooms, 17,000 square feet of retail house, a guests centre and a 31,000 sq. foot grocery shop, according to past StarNews reporting.

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