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The draft ‘Policies’ are the next component of the Create Wilmington Comprehensive Plan. There are eleven elements included in the draft policies document:  Development & City Building, Transportation, Housing, Parks, Recreation, & Open Space, Economic Development, Environment & Natural Resources, Arts & Culture, Community Facilities & Services, Urban Design & Placemaking, Downtown Wilmington, and Historic Preservation. Two special community meetings will be held later this month to provide an opportunity for the public to review and make comments on the draft. Meetings are scheduled for May 12th at Events on Front (130 N. Front St) from 11am-1pm and May 13th at the Northeast Regional Library (1241 Military Cutoff Rd) from 3-6pm. Following these meetings, the draft will likely undergo additional edits prior to a joint work session with the Comp Plan Steering Committee, City Council and the Planning Commission later this summer. Please take some time to review the draft document.

Policies draft

Growth Strategies Maps
The draft Growth Strategies Maps are the third component of the Create Wilmington Comprehensive Plan. The maps provide a framework based on how the city exists today and ways in which it should grow and change in the future. The maps are structured around six main components: Mixed-use Centers, Areas of Opportunity, Corridors & Complete Streets, Transit that Works, Open Spaces & Green Connections, and Character & Pattern Areas. All of these components will work in concert with each other to form a cohesive guide for future growth. Please take a few moments to review each of the maps.

Mixed-use Centers draft

Areas of Opportunity draft

Corridors & Complete Streets draft

Transit that Works draft

Open Spaces & Green Connections draft

Composite Growth Strategies Maps draft

Growth Factors Report & Foundations Report
The first two pieces of the box set are the Growth Factors Report and the Foundations Report.  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.The Foundations Report is a summary of the public input process and the feedback that was collected throughout the plan development process. Please take a few moments to look through these reports and let us know what you think!

Growth Factors Report draft

Foundations Report draft


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 What is a Comprehensive Plan? (pdf)

Wilmington’s comprehensive plan will describe a vision for how we experience our community – how we get around, where we live, the way buildings and streets look, and where we play. Trying to contemplate all of these ideas at once can be daunting. Join us in one or more of these efforts to get involved and help chart the course!

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What is a comprehensive plan? Why are we creating one now? If you’re interested in having a speaker come to your group to introduce the comprehensive plan, please contact Christine Hughes.