Rankin Terrace Community re-opens
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Rankin Place Terrace community got a little bit of a makeover after 6.7 million dollars of renovations went into rebuilding the area.
With the help of this money, the Wilmington Housing Authority says they’re able to extend the economic life of this property by at least 15 years.
Katrina Redmon, the CEO of the Housing Authority, says that affordable housing is extremely important across the country, especially in Wilmington.
“We are preserving affordable housing by making this investment and this city,” Redmon said. “Putting this kind of money in we know we have 77 units of affordable housing, with a community center, with a laundry room, to create a sense of community within a neighborhood that we could have lost.
Redmon hopes that the brand new community center and other brand new amenities in the area will make this area one that people will choose to live.
Redmon says that the new area is geared towards allowing the families in it to enjoy each other’s company because that’s what a community is all about.
Many people are already living in Rankin Terrace.