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Is there a map of contaminated, or “brownfield,” sites along the Cape Fear River in the city limits?

Adam Wagner

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality maintains a map of brownfield sites, or a property where the development or use could be contaminated by a hazardous material.

The map indicates three tracts of land along the river are classified as brownfields, including the site of the Wilmington Convention Center, PPD headquarters, the Port City Marina and the site near the foot of Harnett Street the city is planning on developing as a park.

The former site of Allen Farm Supply at 511 N. Third St. has also been designated as a brownfield, as well as the Water Street Deck, 200 N. Water St.

On the other side of the river, parts of Battleship Road that have been slated for a residential development have also been identified as a brownfied.

The full map can be found here, with supporting documents for many of the sites: https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/waste-management/waste-management-rules-data/waste-management-gis-maps/brownfields-sites-and-boundaries

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