Welcome to the Southside Hillcrest Area Revitalization Plan (SHARP) for Wilmington, North Carolina!
SHARP is a Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) Project funded through HUD, the Department of Housing & Urban Development, and a long-term effort to revitalize the SouthSide / Dry Pond area of Wilmington, NC. (see maps)
Find more about CNI on our Choice Neighborhoods page.
WHAT IS REVITALIZATION?
The building of a more vibrant, safe, attractive, family-friendly community where residents feel connected and have access to the goods and services necessary for living, working, and playing.
Figuring out how to accomplish this will take a lot of collaboration from the City of Wilmington, neighborhood residents, local businesses, and community organizations. The Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA) is a particularly strong partner since it owns a large property in the neighborhood, called Hillcrest. Hillcrest is old, very distressed, and needs a lot of attention.
WHA recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help plan the revitalization of Hillcrest and the surrounding neighborhood. The grant will pay for urban planners, architects, and other professionals to help guide the community through this process. More to come on what the grant is, how the HUD program works, and how you can get involved! Stay tuned.
Residents, See the Resources/Partners Section for links to the partners involved in the SHARP-Wilmington planning process and useful resources for neighborhood residents.