The Wilmington City Council will meet on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Items of interest on the agenda include:
- Presentation on the Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045 Transportation Plan by MPO Executive Director Mike Kozlosky.
- A grant application on the behalf of the Arts Council and the Cape Fear Clinic. The application is for the “Bloomberg Grant Public Art Challenge,” which encourages cities to collaborate with the arts community to develop innovative public arts projects that address critical issues in their communities. The grant would be used to expand the popular pedestrian art public sculpture program.
- Resolution to donate a vacant lot on Swann Street currently owned by the city to Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity to construct affordable housing. This is in keeping with a city policy adopted in 2015 to consider donation of city surplus property parcels worth less than $15,000 to non-profits that provide affordable housing.
- A $500,000 grant application from the NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to expand the Derick Davis Center at Maides Park to include a gymnasium/multipurpose room. The expansion, which is already planned, is made possible by a voter-approved parks bond passed in November, 2016. Grant funds in the amount of $500,000 are being requested to assist in the cost of the $1.87 million project.