Bringing Neighbors Back to Neighborhoods

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

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Announcements

WNCLB BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

October 5, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

*Please note…this meeting is not for questions about the procedures for acquiring a Land Bank property. Please attend our information session with zoom details below.

Agenda

  •  Call to Order
  •  Review/Approval of the September 7, 2022 Board of Directors Minutes
  •  Finance Committee Report
  •  Governance Committee Report
  •  Marketing Committee
  •  Technical Advisory Committee Report
  •  Fundraising Report
  •  Inventory Report
  •  Project and Progress Status Report
  •  Executive Session (BOARD MEMBERS ONLY)
  •              Legislation
  • ·            Chairman’s Update
  • ·            Dispositions
  •  Meeting Adjourned

Topic: WNCLB Board of Directors Meeting
Time: Oct 5, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Request for Demolition Proposals are Now Available!

Please see the full RFP packages under the “Request for Proposals” tab. 

  • RFP 1: 208 and 209 N Franklin Street
  • RFP 2: 621 W 4th Street, 1500 W 3rd Street, 1707 N Pine Street and 409 Shearman Street
  • RFP 3: 615 and 617 N Jefferson Street

All proposals are due on Friday, October 7, 2022 no later than 10:00 a.m.

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at the Emergency Operations Room of the Emergency Operations Center, 22 S Heald Street, Wilmington, DE on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. Site visits will take place immediately after this meeting.

The overall demolition duration is anticipated to be 3 months which commences after the contract is signed.

Please scroll down to see the zoom link for the next Land Bank information session.

The next round of properties for sale will be listed on our properties page on October 14th, 2022. Thank you for your patience!  

Any questions, please email ndicostanza@wilmingtonlandbank.org

 

 

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. The Land Bank holds biweekly information sessions on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

Natalie DiCostanza is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Land Bank Information Session
Time: Sep 28, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Due to the high call volume, please email ndicostanza@wilmingtonlandbank.org with any questions. 

 

 

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?

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Our Community Impact

Blighted Properties Returned to Neighborhood Homes and Green Space

Neglected vacant lots transformed to community gardens

Unsafe Structures Removed Costing $1,650,000

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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