WDI announces RFQ to study redevelopment of prime downtown location

Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) today announced a request for qualifications and proposals (RFQ) to study the feasibility of developing an underutilized downtown city block owned by New Hanover County.  Visit this link to learn more about the project.   

"Transforming the Future Today" Work Program Released

After months of community input and evaluation, WDI has completed its work program for organization.  To learn more about about WDI's work program, click here.

Raising the Bar for a Better Downtown

The City of Wilmington recently approved a Municipal Service District to provide extra security, cleanliness, marketing and economic development services to Downtown. Here is a link service plan and other information.  WDI plans to bid on managing the district and is looking for a subcontractor to help with security and cleaning services.  Here is a link to WDI’s request for a subcontractor. 

Want to bring visitors to your business during the Wells Fargo Golf Tournament, the One Tree Hill Convention or UNCW Graduation weekend?

If so, join the Tin Cup Stroll Scavenger Hunt as part of our week-long, Play A Round - Downtown activities to showcase area businesses and all that Downtown has to offer.  It takes place May 1 – 7!  Click here to learn more about Play Around Downtown.   Use this link to learn more about the Tin Cup Stroll.  

Wilmington, NC

Downtown Wilmington is the economic and social hub for the region.  With boundaries spanning from the Cape Fear River to the west, Isabell Holmes Bride on the north, Memorial Bridge to the south and 5th Avenue to the east, Downtown is home to about 880 businesses, 10,800 workers and 2,100 residents. As a hospitality and tourism center, Wilmington also boasts an amazing riverwalk, hotels, convention and meeting space, museums, cultural facilities and one of the largest historic districts in the County.

WDI has been a part of the civic infrastructure since 1977.  The organization’s visionary and thoughtful approach, ability to forge key alliances and collaborations and responsiveness to constituent needs have all contributed to the growth and development of Downtown Wilmington since WDI’s inception.  Find out more about Downtown Wilmington.

Upcoming Events

Fourth Friday Gallery Walk
Fri, Jan 22 - Fri, Dec 22

Thalian Association Community Theatre Presents “Gypsy”
Thu, Mar 30 - Sun, Apr 9
at Thalian Hall

Little Explorers: Super Hero Science
Friday, March 31
at Cape Fear Museum

Cinematique Presents: “I Am Not Your Negro”
Mon, Apr 3 - Wed, Apr 5
at Thalian Hall

Cinematique Presents: “Paterson”
Mon, Apr 10 - Wed, Apr 12
at Thalian Hall

Cinematique Presents: “A United Kingdom”
Mon, Apr 17 - Wed, Apr 19
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