make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Ballpark could bring homes and businesses to downtown Wilmington


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- If voters say yes to a baseball stadium next week, we could see some businesses and homes in downtown Wilmington.

Patrick Melton of South Street Partners says the Charlotte-based private real estate investment company has put in an offer to buy the Upper Dean Tract. That's next to the Sawmill Point property between Cowan Street and the Isabel Holmes Bridge the city is negotiating to buy for a ballpark. Melton is listed as a manager for Sawmill Point.

In a news release, Melton says South Street would build high-end residential and retail space if voters approve a bond referendum to build the ballpark.

"We are serious about making downtown Wilmington a magnet for economic development," Melton said in the release. "We know that the ballpark will make this area of downtown a true destination for entertainment and business. A mixed-use project overlooking the ballpark will be another key asset in the area's ongoing development."

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.