Project Grace

Project Grace is an initiative of New Hanover County.  DBA will try to keep you updated here on our website as best we can, but you can subscribe to receive updates on their website:  https://www.nhcgov.com/administration/budget/project-grace/

From the County Website:  New Hanover County’s “Project Grace” is a potential redevelopment opportunity of a three-acre county-owned block in downtown Wilmington. The block is bordered by Grace, Third, Chestnut, and Second streets and currently includes the county’s Main Public Library, a parking deck, and several underutilized surface parking lots.  The project will potentially incorporate a public-private partnership, where the county would work with project teams to redevelop part of the site – adding taxpayer value through private investment – and also incorporate a modern Public Library, Cape Fear Museum, and parking deck.

From Historic Preservation Foundation:  HWF’s stance is that they advocate for all three old buildings associated with Project Grace be preserved.