Government Center

New Hanover County

First introduced in 2017, Project Grace is New Hanover County’s plan to redevelop the downtown Wilmington block that’s currently home to the county-owned library and parking deck. The public-private project met some resistance several years ago, but now it’s back.

New Hanover County

On Tuesday, New Hanover County commissioners will vote to approve a new deal to redevelop the government center. The new arrangement will save millions in financing, but involves selling public land to a developer for $2 million less than originally planned.

New Hanover County


New Hanover County is changing its funding structure for the redevelopment of the Government Center. The county will now finance the close to $46 million dollar project itself instead of repaying the developer.

New Hanover County


  At the June 15th meeting, New Hanover County Commissioners approved going forward with a public-private, mixed-use redevelopment of the Government Center, and heard an update from Partnership Advisory Group Co-Chair Spence Broadhurst on the future of the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.