Wilmington NC Community leaders tackle downtown issues | Wilmington NC real estate

Community leaders tackle downtown issues.

The power breakfast meeting Wednesday with community leaders was held to discuss improving Downtown Wilmington NC.  Most everyone was optimistic on the future of Downtown, but not always on the remedies to the existing problems. 

The panel included Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, District Attorney Ben David, William Sharbaugh, chief operating officer of PPD Inc., Chris Boney of Cape Fear Future and David Spetrino, chairman of Wilmington Downtown Inc.

The new convention center is now open and Cape Fear Community College is expanding at a great rate.  This has helped revitalize the area.  Saffo says ” that more needs to be done by the private sector.”

Attorney Ben David discussed the crime in the area and what can be done to bring the rates down.  Education of our young people about getting in trouble is high on David’s list of concerns.  The Dreams Center for Arts is one of the educational programs that was touted.  More cultural centers are needed and that is one area that maybe the private sector could start to help the entire downtown cultural feel. 

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