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. 

Downtown
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


An Elizabethan Lady's Dressing Room
Saturday, January 20
at New Hanover County Library

Planetarium Film: Incoming!: Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins
Sunday, January 28
at Cape Fear Museum

Divine Divas Benefit Concert & Silent Auction
Fri, Feb 2 - Sat, Feb 3
at Hannah Block Historic USO Building

2018 Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival, Grand Tasting
Friday, February 2
at Coastline Conference & Event Center

2018 Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival, Marketplace
Sat, Feb 3 - Sun, Feb 4
at Coastline Conference & Event Center

Dino Day!
Saturday, February 3
at Cape Fear Museum