What is the goal of the project?

The primary goal of the project is to have a new, purpose-built, modern facility in downtown Wilmington that brings the Public Library and Cape Fear Museum together and meets the specific and unique needs of both, creating new synergy in services and enhancing the visitor's experience.

It can serve as a catalyst for continued momentum and growth in downtown Wilmington and all of New Hanover County. And the strategic use of this county block could bring substantial financial and social benefits to our community with the introduction of world class, state-of-the-art library and museum facilities. Additional focus into the arts, learning, and culture sectors can lead to better branding and market recognition for our city and county, as well as enrich the overall community.

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1. What is the goal of the project?
2. What is Cape Fear Development's involvement in the project?
3. What is outlined in the new development agreement?
4. How will the project be financed?
5. What would the new public facility include?
6. What services will the library have?
7. What services will the museum have?
8. What happens to the current Cape Fear Museum building?
9. Could the existing library building be renovated for the project?
10. Is parking on the block being factored into the project?
11. What will be on the private side of the block?
12. What are the benefits of a Public Private Partnership for this project?
13. What are the next steps for the project?
14. What is the history of Project Grace?