Wilmington NC

24 | Rail Revival in Brooklyn Arts District, Wilmington, NC by keihly moore

By Allen Davis

Put a greenway, pedestrian connection, and revived transit on it!

Before: This abandoned railway corridor in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Wilmington, NC.

This abandoned railway corridor is envisioned as a phased "rails with trails" system (there are 3 phases shown: existing, greenway, and passenger rail). This would connect neighborhoods to a future multimodal transportation center, downtown community college campus and the Cape Fear River. These renderings we used to achieve support for the land to be leased from NCDOT for the greenway, on the condition it not prohibit the use of the corridor for passenger rail service. We hope to be moving from conceptual to detailed design over the next few years and adjusting the land development ordinance to allow greater densities in exchange for fronting directly onto the trail. - Allen Davis

After: Put a pedestrian and bicycle connection on it!

After: Put new transit connections on it!

10 | Adaptive Reuse in Wilmington, NC by keihly moore

Put sidewalk dining, art and a new business on it!

by Allen Davis

Before: This building is just one example of a good adaptive reuse potential. (It's currently state-owned for a future transit center.) But it could be other things too... 

After: Put sidewalk dining, public art, and new business on the street.

This concept for encouraging the adaptive reuse of older buildings by permitting breweries in certain parts of Wilmington, NC was submitted by Allen Davis, an urban designer for Wilmington.