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 created a Municipal Service District to provide extra security, cleanliness, marketing and economic development services to Downtown.  City Council selected WDI to manage the new services.   Here is a link to background information and the service plan. 

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

A Year with Frog and Toad
Fri, Jan 19 - Sun, Jan 28
at Hannah Block Historic USO Building

56th National Sweet Potato Convention
Sun, Jan 21 - Tue, Jan 23
at Wilmington Convention Center

Port City Life Club
Tuesday, January 23
at Dram + Morsel

Gentle Yoga: Calm your Body and Mind
Wednesday, January 24
at New Hanover County Library

Opening Reception for “Art Explosions by Jeffery Geller”
Friday, January 26
at Art in Bloom Gallery

Wilmington Coffee Crawl
Saturday, January 27