WilmingtonBiz Talk

WilmingtonBiz Talk about Battleship Point reaction

April 21, 2022 Season 2 Episode 18
WilmingtonBiz Talk
WilmingtonBiz Talk about Battleship Point reaction
Show Notes

Following up on last week’s BizTalk with developers of the proposed Battleship Point project across from downtown Wilmington, two groups weigh in about their thoughts on developing the waterfront property.

Kemp Burdette, of Cape Fear River Watch, and Travis Gilbert, of Historic Wilmington Foundation, have raised concerns about the project ranging from questions of environmental impacts to potential damage to the area’s cultural, historical and archeological legacy.

While planners and elected officials from both Leland and New Hanover County sort out who will take up the property – an attempt to ask Leland to annex the land is on pause, developers said on last week’s BizTalk – more discussions are expected about the future for the river’s west bank.

Kemp Burdette, Riverkeeper, Cape Fear River Watch
Travis Gilbert,
Executive Director, Historic Wilmington Foundation 

WilmingtonBiz Talk is a weekly interview program on Facebook Live, which is rebroadcast on YouTube and numerous podcasting platforms. The Business Journal newsroom selects guests based on current events so our community can hear directly from newsmakers.