Wilmington City Council approves purchase of downtown property

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Late last night, Wilmington City Council voted to approve spending $2 million to buy a piece of property in downtown Wilmington.

The property is located at 1020 N. Front Street and is considered a gateway piece of property into the downtown area. The site used to be the home of the old RSC Equipment Rental building.

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There’s no word yet on what the city wants to put there, but city leaders say they hope to improve the appearance of N. 3rd Street.

The city will now own two of six parcels within the boundaries of 3rd, 2nd, Front and Brunswick Streets.