Architect John Parker has provided Renaissance Wilmington Foundation with a exceptional design for a Boathouse to be located on the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington. The preferred location would be adjacent to the City's new Northside Park presently in planning and due to be developed subsequently. Since the Boathouse was not part of the original park plan and parking plans are incomplete, the location decision will be raised at a later date.
The building design provides ground floor space for boat maintenance, a second floor for boat storage with open slats for visibility from the park. The third floor would provide training facilities and equipment, offices, and a meeting/event space.