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This forum hasn't been very active lately but that doesn't mean development projects in downtown Wilmington haven't been active!

101 N 3rd Street (Office) (Complete)
City Block Apartments 814 N 3rd St - 112 Units (Complete)
Sawmill Point Apartments - 278 Units (Under Construction)
Embassy Suites - 186 rooms (Under Construction)
Pier 33 Apartments - 300 Units (Proposed - is it U/C yet?)
Riverplace Wilmington - 163 Units (Proposed)

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I think Wilmington has some of the best potential of all of the downtowns in NC.  Maybe not to become a skyscraper canyon, but a great, dense neighborhood.  It has such great historic character and bones to build off of.  And the area around downtown is not that bad either.  Now, the sections around the university...that's another story.  But it's a great city.  Excited to see the new developments.

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On May 27, 2016 at 11:04 AM, orulz said:

This forum hasn't been very active lately but that doesn't mean development projects in downtown Wilmington haven't been active!

101 N 3rd Street (Office) (Complete)
City Block Apartments 814 N 3rd St - 112 Units (Complete)
Sawmill Point Apartments - 278 Units (Under Construction)
Embassy Suites - 186 rooms (Under Construction)
Pier 33 Apartments - 300 Units (Proposed - is it U/C yet?)
Riverplace Wilmington - 163 Units (Proposed)

Thoughts?

Are there any renderings of these that you can post on the forum?

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This River Place development on Water Street is fantastic. Does anyone know if all phases will be built at once? Coming from Charlotte I would call this a game changer for downtown Wilmington as are the 2 new large apartment complexes along the river. http://www.riverplacewilmington.com/  Keep us updated local UPers with photos of demo and construction. 

Here are the 2 apartment complexes going up along the river

http://www.pier33apartments.com/

http://www.bellapartmentliving.com/nc/wilmington/sawmill-point/    

These will change the downtown area for the better. More residents = more retail = more restaurants = more businesses will want to be there not to mention tourists.

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All these photos are from today: Sawmill Creek apartments north end of downtown and new Embassy Suites hotel underway will open late next year next to the river and convention center. It is using panelized construction and will now fly upward after the base is in. Downtown Wilmington is getting more and more vibrant. Went by the new Farmin on Front store a mini grocery store deli on Front St

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Here is the Farmin' on Front store a mini grocery store that opened today. All the basics were there and nice bakery and coffee shop and prepared foods. 

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Couple of other photos of downtown Wilmington it has a great scale and even greater potential. New apartment development and hotels underway will add to this vibrancy. 

 

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Thanks for contributing to all of the NC sites, "KJHburg"!  Sometimes our smaller metro areas like Wilmington and Asheville are left out in the cold.  But there is development in those cities along with places such as Fayetteville, Hickory, and Greenville!

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29,000 SF of retail is pretty nice.  Plus, looking at the site plan it shows all of the retail as one space and two loading docs suggesting this will be a grocery store.  Any thoughts of who it may be?

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On 2/21/2017 at 8:59 AM, rancenc said:

Thanks for contributing to all of the NC sites, "KJHburg"!  Sometimes our smaller metro areas like Wilmington and Asheville are left out in the cold.  But there is development in those cities along with places such as Fayetteville, Hickory, and Greenville!

I think people in Charlotte can learn a lot by travelling the state and seeing what the smaller cities like Wilmington are doing in terms of historic preservation, small scale retail downtown, infill projects etc. There is a lot of good going on in downtowns across the state. Wilmington's new RiverPlace development by East West Partners is a transformative project for downtown Wilmington and any city in NC would be  proud to have it. 

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Near downtown a new container village will be built. http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20170727/shipping-containers-to-become-wilmington-apartments?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GHM_Daily_Newsletter&utm_content=INKA_WSN

Here is some more information on the Cargo District

https://www.wwaytv3.com/2017/07/17/cargo-district-coming-to-port-city/

and their website https://www.cargodistrict.com/   Great project cant wait to see it in person. 

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