As you drive by our campus site off MLK Parkway, you will notice our contractor, Wells Brothers
Construction Company, has equipment on site and has begun the first phase of site preparation.
This involves the filling of four wetland areas totaling less than ½ acre of our 22-acre site. Over
the course of the last year, we applied for and obtained the proper permits from the US Army
Corps of Engineers and the State of North Carolina to do the work. As part of the process, we
paid wetland Mitigation Fees that allow the creation of new wetlands in other areas where
needed. As the work requires the removal of some trees, we also obtained a Tree Removal
Permit from the City of Wilmington. This work will make our site much more usable than it is
currently. This initial stage will continue for several weeks.