17 Projects Worth $900 Million Coming To Wilmington

We’ve compiled a list of pending and future real estate projects in Wilmington, DE. In each description you will find a link to our data source.

We believe the amount of revitalization occurring here has the potential to overcome any other issues the city may have. Let’s #fixwilmington with a little patience; there is a lot of smaller stuff happening and the amount of weekly/monthly events keeps increasing.

These larger projects are putting in a new baseline for the standard of living in Wilmington. The dollar amounts alone should signal that these companies are looking at 5-10 years out. Nothing will change overnight. This is the type of forward thinking we like to see. What do you make of all this commercial development?

3 Doors Brewing Co.

8th & Market – A microbrewery is opening on Market street. We are guessing the name “3 Doors” comes from the 3 locations this particular restauranteur owns – Chelsea Tavern, Ernest & Scott, and now the new third “door”? Link


Blue Rocks Stadium Expansion

Riverfront – New owner with a clear history of increasing attendance and revenues for other minor league baseball teams/stadiums. He plans on building a 360 degree concourse with vendors (so you can walk around entire field) Link


The Residences at Midtown Park

8th & Orange – BPG has knocked down a dilapidated parking garage and plans to build a 200+ unit apartment building with garage. BPG Link | TNJ Link


JP Morgan/AstraZeneca Campus – Adding 1,800 Jobs by 2019

Rt 202 & 141 – Publicly stated campus renovations of $200M. If they add 600 jobs per year, that would be 1800 by 2019. Publicly stated average salary = $60,000 Total payout to 1800 employees for just ONE year (not counting the 10+ years it could go on) = $108M Link


New Market Street Apartments

8th & Market – The old WSFS bank + empty space above Walgreens are being converted to 60+ apartments. Link


Claymont, DE Steel Mill Redevelopment Project

Commercial Development Company, Inc Purchased a 425-Acre Shuttered Steel Mill in Claymont Delaware. Plans Environmental Remediation & Redevelopment. Plans are residential/commercial or warehouses/shipping center. Link


Wilmington Skate Park

Maryland Ave Under I-95 – Wilmington to unveil plans for $1M skate park Link


Quaker Hill Creative District

Quaker Hill Center City – Multiple houses and multifamily units being converted into apartments to attract ‘creatives, artists, designers’ – Link


CSC Headquarters

Route 48 & Centerville Road – Corporation Service Company building 148,000 Square Foot Headquarters. Cost is estimated. Link


Delaware Stock Exchange

Wilmington,DE – The head of a startup company preparing to create a stock exchange headquartered in Wilmington said the project will be the first of its kind in the US Link


Marriott Extended Stay Hotel

13th & Market – Old office building being renovated into extended-stay Marriott Link


The Merchant Bar

5th and Market – La Fia owner opening Merchant Bar across the street. More social than his other establishments. Cost is estimated Link


Sacred Heart Village II

10th and Spruce – Affording housing complex already has wait-list. They want to do another when this project is done. Link


Hillview Library

Route 9 & Hillview – Public library off Route 9 expected completion 12/16. Going to be a community-center type place as well. Link


Wilmington University Expansion

Route 202 & Naaman’s Road – Wilmington U already purchased a 41 acre site to develop new campus. (it should have been in the city! But we’ll take it…) Link


Flats Redevelopment

4th & Union Street – Woodlawn Trustees knocking down ~400 units and reconstructing higher quality 450 units. Link


Amtrak’s Newark-Wilmington Third Rail

Feb 2017 completion – “During State Fiscal Year 2013, SEPTA transported 1,232,814 Delaware riders. The service averages 4,375 passenger trips per day. After the infrastructure improvements are constructed, and train frequencies added, the Delaware SEPTA service is projected to transport 8,000 trips per day.” Link





1 Comment

  1. Dixie Sanger

    November 18, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Outstanding job of pulling together information from s number of different sources. Needs the widest possible dissemination.

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