Catalyst Project and Complete Communities

Catalyst Project and Complete Communities

FOCUS on Getting Things Started

Across our region, local governments have already come up with great plans for changes and new development in their communities. FOCUS is committed to helping them jump-start this process. We have chosen four sites, one in each county and one in the City of Wilmington, as Catalyst Projects.

Phase 3 – Leland Gateway District – Brunswick County

Phase 2 – Greenfield and South 5th – City of Wilmington

Phase 2 – Castle Hayne Community – New Hanover County

Phase 1 – Coastal Pender/Hampstead – Pender County

Taking projects like these from the beginning plan to the final product is an incremental process. FOCUS’s goal is to assist planners and local governments to take the next step and help put these plans into action. The sites were chosen because of their readiness to move forward and the commitment of planners and the community to get the ball rolling. Each project is at a different stage of development and, with FOCUS’s involvement and public/private partnerships, their progress can be a model for effective planning in our area.

As part of Catalyst, FOCUS has also called for a general analysis of market conditions in Southeastern North Carolina. The study will create a profile of current income, employment, market sectors, and the real estate climate of the region. The results of this analysis will identify opportunities for investment in all three counties, not just in the Catalyst sites.

Meetings with stakeholders and leaders in the Catalyst areas are planned for February and March of 2014. Details are on the FOCUS Event Calendar.

Click here to view the Catalyst Project and Complete Communities Toolkit.