CoastLine: What Does a Vibrant Downtown Wilmington Look Like?

Jun 5, 2015

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on August 13, 2014. 

What’s the best way to grow while staying true to the Port City’s historic legacyand what are the challenges to growth downtown we still face? 

With historic preservation tax credits hanging in the balanceeven the outcome of the film incentive holding some sway over the economic future of downtown, local leaders could soon have to find new ways to independently develop the vision of a thriving, historic, culturally-diverse waterfront urban area. 

On this edition of CoastLine, we explore what that vision for the City’s downtown area really is, what area leaders are doing to make the vision a reality, and the peculiar challenges they face. 

In-studio guests:

Ed Wolverton, President and CEO, Wilmington Downtown, Inc.

George Edwards, Executive Director, Historic Wilmington Foundation

Harper Peterson, owner of downtown restaurant Delphina Dos, former Mayor of Wilmington