SUNSET SOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD
REVITALIZATION PLAN
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA

Project Data:

Owner/Client
Wilmington Housing Authority
Wilmington, North Carolina

Site
Former Dove Meadows Apartments

Project Size
210 Single Family, Duplex and Rowhouse Units

Date
December 2001

Project Description:

The Sunset South Neighborhood transforms the former Dove Meadows “project” from what once was an intense concentration of poverty and a magnet for crime into a diverse community that includes affordable homeownership opportunities.

In addition to the traditional lots, green courts are used in several locations to create special places where a small number of homes enclose an intimate green space. The green courts are protected places where children can play or older folks can sit and stroll.

At the “front door” along Southern Blvd., a new triangle park creates a sense of entry to the neighborhood as well as a buffer from the traffic on the main street. When combined with the green courts, the parks and greens provide a rich variety of pedestrian connections throughout the neighborhood.