Funded by U.S. EPA brownfields grants, the projects created an extensive inventory of brownfield sites in the neighborhood, identified possible connections and redevelopment opportunities, and address the increasing severity and frequency of flooding in the area. Outcomes included a joint effort with WILMAPCO to assess the viability of a 12th Street connector, which will provide access to major catalyst brownfields and position the area for positive economic investment; reuse planning for the former Diamond State Salvage site including a living shoreline along Brandywine Creek; and mixed-use development. Additional improvements include the extension of the regional multi-use trail along the Brandywine and the creation of a nature-based waterfront park that transitions into the living shoreline. Work focused on the former Diamond State Salvage site is ongoing with special focus on a resilient edge in the wake of the devasting flood caused by Hurricane Ida in September 2021.
- Wilmington, DE
- 39°44′48″N 75°32′14″W