The Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) sought to establish a vision and strategy for creating a regional network of active transportation corridors throughout the City of Wilmington, New Hanover County, and the local beach communities.
Alta Planning + Design helped them achieve this by leading a public outreach campaign, a series of project committee meetings, field investigations, workshops, and overall development of a comprehensive greenway plan. Building upon current opportunities and constraints for greenway development, Alta worked with the Wilmington MPO and the project committee to identify a prioritized network of proposed trails to be built over the next few decades. The plan includes resources for implementation such as design guidelines, operations and maintenance strategies, and funding opportunities. More than 3,700 local residents, business owners, and visitors participated in the planning process, through comment forms, meetings, interviews, and by visiting booths at community events.