Archive | March, 2014

FOCUS 2 U: Meeting in a box

FOCUS is taking the public forum process on a ‘road trip’ that will help all of us better understand our communities and what makes this region special to so many of us. We’re asking for your help to shape our future, by conducting a FOCUS 2 U: Meeting in a Box. You can conduct the meeting with […]

WDI pushing for a better downtown Wilmington

“Wilmington is the center of our region,” David Downey said at the Wilmington Downtown Economic Series. The series, hosted by the Wilmington Downtown Inc. took place at the Hilton Riverside Wilmington Hotel March 13. Downey spoke to the audience about planner taking the reins when it comes to downtown planning to accommodate the mix of businesses and […]

FOCUS attends leadership academy

Project Manager, Adrienne Cox along with Roger Johnson (City of Wilmington), Jenni Harris (UNCW), Chris O’Keefe (New Hanover County) and Ken Weeden (Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce) represented FOCUS at the Sustainable Communities Leadership Academy: Building a Sustainable Economic Future through Equity and Inclusion. The leadership academy was led by Policy Link and the Institute […]

Park slated for spring opening

Westgate Nature Park Leland Parks and Recreation completed Westgate Nature Park in late 2013. The park is located at 1260 West Gate Drive, on the south side of Highway 17 behind the Westgate commercial and residential area. The park sits on almost 150 acres of wetlands and uplands, which is a first in the town. […]