Project Grace Report Finds Development Options

WDI partnered with New Hanover County to evaluate the market demand and development opportunities for this government-owned site bounded by Grace, Chestnut, 2nd and 3rd Streets.  Here is the information.  

"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. 

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

Historic Downtown Wilmington Artisan Marketplace
Sun, Apr 16 - Sun, Oct 29
at Riverfront Park

2017 Downtown Sundown Concert Series
Fri, May 26 - Fri, Sep 1
at Riverfront Park

4th Friday Celebration - By the Sea
Fri, Jun 23 - Thu, Jul 27
at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts

Dive into Reading Book Drive
Sat, Jul 1 - Mon, Jul 31
at The Children's Museum of Wilmington

Cinematique Presents: "My Cousin Rachel"
Mon, Jul 24 - Wed, Jul 26
at Thalian Hall