The Create Wilmington Team has been working hard to bring you a draft of the comprehensive plan, and the first two pieces of the box set are ready for your review and feedback! The Foundations Report is a summary of the public input process and the feedback that was collected throughout the plan development process. The Growth Factors Report is a look at the things that helped Wilmington become what it is today, along with future growth projections, and an analysis of our built environment. Please take a few moments to look through these reports and let us know what you think!
Alternative Future Visions
On March 19th, we visited the UNCW campus and asked some current students to share their ideas on what would make Wilmington a better place to live. Here’s what they had to say: College Input
On March 18th, we visited the Hillcrest community and asked residents to share their ideas on the future of their community and what would make Wilmington a better place to live. Here’s what they had to say: Hillcrest Input
On April 7th, we asked some students at Hoggard High School to share their input on Wilmington’s future with us. See what they had to say about what makes a good city and what would make Wilmington an even better place to live. High School Input
On March 24th, we asked some 6th graders at Roland Grise Middle School to share their input on Wilmington’s future with us. See what they had to say about what makes a good city and what would make Wilmington an even better place to live. Middle School Input
Planning on Tap
The week of March 17th, we hosted seven meetings at bars and restaurants across the city, hoping to engage people where they were already gathering. One meeting was held on each of the plan’s themes. See the summary of the results from all meetings here: Planning on Tap input
Business Leaders Input
We met with CEOs and business leaders from around the city to hear about their vision for the future of Wilmington. Want to know what they had to say? Business Leaders Roundtables
Growth Factors Analysis (pdf)
A citywide meeting was held on September 24th to present the draft Growth Factors Analysis (GFA) that was developed as part of the comprehensive planning process. The GFA provides the context, or ‘starting point,’ from which the community can move forward to create our shared vision for the future. Click here to view the presentation.
Neighborhood Planning Area Meetings Results
Beginning in October 2013, a series of Neighborhood Planning Area meetings were held throughout the city to gather input from residents on their desired future for their community. Results from these meetings can be reviewed below.
Sunset Park-Woodlawn Neighborhoods Map Public Input Summary Report
Old East Wilmington Neighborhoods Map Public Input Summary Report
Winter Park Neighborhoods Map Public Input Summary Report
Pine Valley Neighborhoods Map Public Input Summary Report
Echo Farms-Rivers Edge Neighborhoods Map Public Input Summary Report
Rogersville-Bradley Creek Neighborhoods Map Public Input Summary Report
Carolina Place-Ardmore Neighborhoods Map Public Input Summary Report
Masonboro Neighborhoods Map Public Input Summary Report
Chestnut Heights-Princess Place Neighborhoods Map Public Input Summary Report
Audubon-Devon Park Neighborhoods Map Public Input Summary Report
Historic Downtown-Old Wilmington Neighborhoods Map Public Input Summary Report
Seagate South Neighborhoods Map Public Input Summary Report
Man on the Street
A series of “man on the street” surveys were conducted over the summer at various locations. These questions asked participants what they liked best and least about Wilmington and what was on their “wish list” for Wilmington. The results of these surveys can be found below.
The planning process kicked off on May 14th 2013 with a city-wide input meeting. Participants were asked to brainstorm both their desired future and their unwanted future for the city. Once ideas were recorded, participants were given the opportunity to vote for their top six “desired future” elements and their top four “unwanted future” elements. Results from that meeting can be found below.
5-14-13 Kickoff Meeting Results
5-14-13 Activity Maps
Where do you live?
What’s your favorite street?
What’s your least favorite street?
What are your favorite places?
Where do you like to play?
Where do you usually buy groceries?
What route do you take to work?
What is your childrens’ route to school?
Steering Committee Meeting Minutes
2/17/15 Meeting DRAFT