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 the creation of a Municipal Improvement District to provide extra security, cleanliness, marketing and economic development services to Downtown. Here is WDI's final report on the district, the City's final report and additional information from other cities. The MSD is set to start operating on July 1, 2017.  

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

"Fiction to Fashion" Runway Show
Thursday, February 23
at Expo 216

Opening Reception for "Color Works"
Friday, February 24
at Bellamy Mansion

Whiskey Diablo Band
Friday, February 24
at Hell's Kitchen

Artists’ Choice Exhibit hosted by Cape Fear Camera Club
Fri, Feb 24 - Sun, Mar 19
at ACES Gallery

WDI Downtown Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, February 25