NHC Approves government center
By Ashlea Kosikowski | January 19, 2021 at 11:18 PM EST – Updated January 20 at 5:44 AM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Commissioners approved a plan to redevelop the New Hanover County Government Center on Tuesday night, following a public hearing on the estimated $53.5 million project.
#NHCgov Commissioners held a public hearing & approved the revised development agreement of the Government Center & a $53.5 mil capital project ordinance to finance project costs. Learn more about the project: https://t.co/TXlRza70Iy. This vote will be ratified on Jan 21 at 11am.
— New Hanover County (@NewHanoverCo) January 19, 2021
Under the plan, the county will retain 7.5-acres of land where the new government facility will be and sell the second parcel of roughly 7.5 acres to the developer, Cape Fear FD Stonewater, for $8.84-per-square-feet.
This portion would then be developed as a private development after the government center is completed.
The developer will be responsible for constructing the government center facility that will include a new Emergency Operations Center as well as 911 Center.
Plans also call for a $46 million mixed-use development that contains some workforce housing as well as an office complex, according to the agreement.
According to a post from the county on Twitter, the vote will be ratified on Jan 21 at 11 a.m.
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