Bringing Neighbors Back to Neighborhoods

Returning vacant, dilapidated, abandoned, and delinquent properties back to productive use.

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Announcements

Thank you for  your interest in the Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank and the revitalization of the City of Wilmington’s neighborhoods.

Open House 

We will be holding 2 open house dates for each property. Please check below to see the dates for each property as they are different.

For properties located at the following addresses the open house dates are Friday, January 21st and Thursday, February 17th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.:

GROUP ONE

  • 127 N DuPont Street
  • 36 and 38 E 23rd Street
  • 1317 and 1329 Vandever Avenue

Applications Due: No later than March 11th, 2022 by 4:30 p.m. via email within website or directly to ndicostanza@wilmingtonlandbank.org

Final Decisions:  Wednesday April 6th, 2022

For properties located at the following addresses the open house dates are Monday, January 24th and Friday, February 18th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.:

GROUP TWO

  • 921 and 937 E 17th Street
  • 317 E 22nd Street
  • 2215 Pine Street
  • 1115 Read Street
  • 2406 Lamotte Street

Applications Due: No later than March 11th, 2022 by 4:30 p.m. via email within website or directly to ndicostanza@wilmingtonlandbank.org

Final Decisions:  Wednesday April 6th, 2022

Have questions about the Land Bank and the application process?  ZOOM LINK BELOW

Please join us for our next information session via Zoom-see the link information below. Please note, the Land Bank holds biweekly information sessions on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

Topic: Land Bank Information Session

AGENDA: 

6:00 p.m. to 6:35 p.m. Land Bank Overview (Please do not join later than 6:15 p.m.)

6:35 to 7:00 p.m. Questions/Answers

Natalie DiCostanza is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Land Bank Information Session
Time: Feb 3, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Open House

  • See the dates above.  

 

Our Mission

The mission of the Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank (WNCLB) is to return vacant, dilapidated, abandoned, and delinquent properties back to productive use, while strengthening and revitalizing our neighborhoods and inspiring economic development.

How Can We Help?

Buy A Property

Start the process today.

 

Our Community Impact

Blighted Properties Returned to Neighborhood Homes and Green Space

Neglected vacant lots transformed to community gardens

Unsafe Structures Removed Costing $1,400,000

New Affordable Homeownership Opportunities Created

%

Of Applicants from the City of Wilmington Reinvesting in their Communities

Testimonials

“The Wilmington Landbank is bringing life back into our community and bringing the neighbor back into our Neighborhoods.”

Hanifa Shabazz
Former President of Wilmington City Council

“Back in 2011 when I was in the Army in Afghanistan I had a lot of time to think about things. I decided I wanted a place to fix up and this program has allowed me the opportunity to do that. Now I have a place to call my own.”

Evan Sturtevant
WNCLB Homestead Program Participant

“As we plant trees, and paint store-fronts to make places more beautiful they become pleasing to come home to and provide a sense of well-being. That’s what the Landbank has given many people the opportunity to do.”

Jean Weaver
WNCLB Program

“The Wilmington Land Bank is helping people who want to own a home. They’re saying we’ll give it to you for next to nothing, or almost nothing, or nothing if you have the capacity and financial ability to get the project. The landbank is working with people to get all of the abandoned houses off the streets.”

Richard Dyton
WNCLB Participant, Builder

Upcoming Meetings

 

Board of Directors Meeting:  Wednesday, December 2, 2021  9-10:00 a.m. via zoom

AGENDA

Call to Order

Review/Approval of the November 2021 Board of Directors Minutes

Finance Committee Report

Governance Committee Report

 Technical Advisory Committee Report

 Inventory Report

Project and Progress Status Report

 Executive Session

  • Legislation
  • Chairman’s Update

Meeting Adjourn

Governance Committee Meeting: November 29th, 2021, 11-12:00 p.m. via zoom

Finance Committee Meeting: November 30th, 2021, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. via zoom

Technical Advisory Committee: Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 8:30-9:30 a.m. via zoom

Please email ndicostanza@wilmingtonlandbank.org for meeting links.

 

 

Our Funders-Supporting Neighborhood Revitalization

 
JPMorgan Chase
Barclay’s Bank
City of Wilmington
Delaware State Housing Authority
State of Delaware
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
 

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