An alleyway that connects the 900 block of Main Street to a public parking lot on the CBD Loop is being revamped. Plans include resetting old pavers, thinning out foliage, installing new benches and two sets of tables and chairs. A power outlet will be added and used for market lighting and public Wi-Fi. Improvements are intended to provide an inviting space with outdoor dining and seating, and a shady spot to relax and gather with friends.
Bike Fixit Stations Installed at Smoot and West Park Greenway Trailheads
Two new Saris Public Work Stands (bicycle fix it stations) have been installed at Smoot Park near the Yadkin River Greenway trailhead and in West Park, also near the greenway entrance. These stations, funded by Wilkes Health Foundation and installed by town employees, are free to use and include nine common bicycle tools and a tire pump.
Industrial Park Elevated Water Tank
Construction of an elevated water tank on at the Town's Industrial Park on River Road would support industrial expansion and new development. A Community Block Development Grant (CBDG) grant in the amount of $580,000.00 has been received and will be and added to Golden Leaf funds in the amount of $420,000.00. Additional funds are being sought.
Mulberry Sewer Extension
Wilkes County, in partnership with the Town of North Wilkesboro, is extending a sewer line along Sparta Road from the Town's wastewater collection system to Mulberry Elementary School. The project is needed because the school's existing on-site septic system is failing. The project is being funded with a $1,151,665 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that has been awarded to Wilkes County. The County has agreed to serve as the fiscal agent for the project and oversee construction in consultation with North Wilkesboro, with the Town taking ownership of the new line after construction is complete. High Country Council of Governments is providing grant administration services for the project.
Smoot Park Splash Pad
Currently under construction with an estimated completion date of Spring 2021.