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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) –  New Hanover County leaders are moving forward on Project Grace but also weighing the option of renovating the downtown library instead of a complete demolition.

Three public meetings were held prior to commissioners making the vote Monday.

County commissioners voted unanimously to draw up an RFP or request for permit so that they can hear from the business community about Project Grace.
Now the commission will see how much it would cost to demolish the space between Chestnut and Grace Street to merge the library and the Cape Fear Museum.

Commissioners did ask that the RFP give builders an option to quote them on renovating the library.

Currently only two thirds of the building is usable.

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