Another developer eyes the Cape Fear River’s west bank for hotel and spa

Cape Fear River on June 14 (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (StarNews) — Another developer is eyeing the west bank of the Cape Fear River for a new project.

This time, it’s a 146-room hotel and spa situated between the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and Battleship North Carolina. The proposed project is set to be considered by New Hanover County’s Technical Review Committee later this month.

The consideration comes on the heels of a major setback for another project proposed on the west bank.

On Thursday, the New Hanover County Planning Board denied a request to establish a new zoning district needed for the Villages at Battleship Point, a project planned across the river from the northern end of downtown Wilmington, to move forward.

The development was set to bring hundreds of condos and apartments, shopping and restaurant space along with a river walk and other amenities to the other side of the river. Before denying the request, planning board members expressed concerns about the size and scale of the proposed project and the types of projects the new district would allow in the area.

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