Notice of Opportunity for a Public Hearing and Notice of Availability for Public Comment for Proposed Improvements at Wilmington International Airport; New Hanover County, North Carolina

The New Hanover County Airport Authority intends to undertake the following proposed actions at Wilmington International Airport (ILM):

  • Enter a 35-year lease agreement with ILM Airport Hotel Partners, Inc. for 4.71 acres at ILM to build a hotel.
  • Construct a hotel, parking lots, access roads, and associated infrastructure improvements for the hotel.

We are providing an opportunity for a public hearing.  A public hearing will only be held if someone requests one.  In the event a request for a public hearing is made by the specified date, a Notice of Public Hearing will be published in this same newspaper.  If a hearing is held, we will address the proposed actions potential economic, social, and environmental impacts.  In addition, we will address the project’s consistency with the goals and objectives of the affected area’s land use or planning strategy.

Those wishing to request a public hearing on the project must make their request by email or letter no later than August 9, 2023, to the address below.

Potentially affected environmental resources include:

  • Biological resources (i.e., removal of trees in the project site)

The draft environmental assessment (EA) describing the proposed actions impacts will be available for public review until August 24, 2023.  A digital copy will be emailed upon request.  The draft EA may be viewed at the airport:

  • ILM – 1740 Airport Boulevard, Admin Offices, 2nd Floor, Terminal, Wilmington, NC 28405

Those wishing to provide comments must do so by email or letter to the address below no later than August 24, 2023:

Jeff Bourk, Airport Director, Wilmington International Airport

1740 Airport Blvd., Suite 12

Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina

[email protected]

 or

Lopa Naik

Environmental Protection Specialist

FAA, Memphis Airports District Office

2600 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Ste 2250

Memphis, TN 38118-2462

[email protected]

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment –including your personal identifying information–may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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