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Old August 8th, 2007, 08:40 PM   #1
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WILMINGTON, DE | Projects & Construction

As the number of Wilmington forumers on here grows, it is time for us to showcase our smaller city to everyone outside of the Northeastern United States. Wilmington, Delaware, has a city population of around 72,000 and a metro population of around 650,000. In the past few years, several projects have been proposed, started on, or completed. The state has business-friendly laws that entice large corporations to do business in Wilmington, the state's largest city, and throughout the entire state.

A LIST OF PROJECTS

Recently Completed

Juniper Bank Building

Christina Crescent

AAA Mid-Atlantic Building

Christina Landing townhouses

The Residences at Christina Landing

WSFS Bank Center

Renaissance Center

Corporate Plaza (Blue Cross/Blue Shield expansion)

River Tower at Christina Landing

South Wilmington ShopRite supermarket


Under Construction

Justison Landing

The Lippincott

Market Street Lofts

4W5 Building renovation

Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge

Prices Run revitalization

604 & 606 Market Street renovation

605 & 607 Market Street renovation

The Coca Cola Project

The Dry Goods renovation

Old WSFS Headquarters redevelopment (ALoft Hotels)

Queen Theatre performing arts center

McMullan Square townhouse development

Star Building


Approved

The Residences at Historic Columbus Inn

Delaware Children's Museum

Bancroft Mills condos

Shipley Lofts conversion

Wilmington (Christiana Care) Hospital expansion


Proposed

Gateway Tower

Southbridge revitalization

South Walnut neighborhood creation

Riverfest condo and casino project

Midtown Brandywine condo

Riverfront hotel

ING Direct Riverfront complex


Pipe Dreams

Riverfront casino

7th Street Peninsula neighborhood creation

7th Street Peninsula National Park System site


Master Plans

Design District, located on Market Street

Fashion District, located on 9th Street

Crime Reduction in Prices Run and Southbridge through redevelopment

Grid pattern street layout in the Riverfront

Market Street revitalization and connector between Center City and Riverfront

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Old August 8th, 2007, 08:43 PM   #2
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I will use this post for photos of completed projects & construction updates, renderings, newspaper articles concerning projects, websites pertaining to projects, and so on. This post is a work in progress for now.

RENDERINGS

Justison Landing











Gateway Tower



South Walnut neighborhood creation





The Residences at Historic Columbus Inn





Delaware Children's Museum





The Lippincott renovation



Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge



Wilmington Hospital expansion



Queen Theatre performing arts center





MAPS

South Walnut neighborhood creation



Wilmington Hospital expansion



ING Direct Riverfront complex




BEFORE AND AFTER

Justison Landing





Christina Crescent



Christina Landing

Before



After (without River Tower built)



AAA Mid-Atlantic




PHOTOS

Christina Crescent




WEBSITES

Justison Landing

http://www.justisonlanding.com/

The Residences at Historic Columbus Inn

http://www.columbusinn.com/theaddress/

Christina Landing (The Residences at Christina Landing, The River Tower at Christina Landing)

http://www.christinalanding.net/

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Old August 10th, 2007, 06:36 PM   #3
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that hotel rendering looks really big, by size comparison it looks way bigger than the Christiana Landing Condo's. they are about 270' feet right? could it be bigger that the chase manhattan? i think i just counted 40 floors i believe thats how many i seen haha. good for creating this thread though, showoff the city =)
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Great thread. Keep 'em comin'.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #5
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That parking garage next to the highway viaduct will definitely be built. It's for the employees at AAA Mid-Atlantic. Looking at the pictures makes me think skywalks might really be needed throughout the riverfront.

I know very little about the glass skyscraper. I guess it's the second phase hotel plan with Justison Landing but I still hear nothing about that. The only hotel I know about is the one proposed next to the Chase Center.
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That parking garage next to the highway viaduct will definitely be built. It's for the employees at AAA Mid-Atlantic. Looking at the pictures makes me think skywalks might really be needed throughout the riverfront.

I know very little about the glass skyscraper. I guess it's the second phase hotel plan with Justison Landing but I still hear nothing about that. The only hotel I know about is the one proposed next to the Chase Center.
what hotel is planned next to the chase center? wilmington needs a new signature tower, i swear we need to get verizon to relocate here haha let them rival philadelphia's comcast center.
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The hotel that is planned in the lot across S. Madison St. from the Chase Center. The RDC gained control of the land a few months ago and say it will most likely get a hotel. There hasn't been any real proposals that I know of but everything should take place soon.

Maybe the hotel and Chase Center can be connected by a bridge. There is a lot of land from Dravo Plaza to Iron Hill Brewery that has the potential to be developed. What do you think should go there besides the hotel?
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Are they planning on developing that ugly grass lot as well?
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like i said before i think wilmington is ready for a decent hotel district. i would rather it be at the riverfront or more towards eastside area of the riverfront by the 7th street pennisula. i like how kansas city has their's its like a nice hotel area then houses then the downtown buildings. i hate that hotel on 95 by newport they should of built that in wilmington but more taller and less wider.
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awesome rendering.
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Are they planning on developing that ugly grass lot as well?
I was refering to an article you posted in the other Wilmington thread back in April. That post contained several interesting articles. The link is below.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=513

The land that the RDC leased is the grass lot next to that roofing place. I don't know the exact limits of the nearly two acre site but I think it's just the grassy area. The old roofing warehouse (still in use) is another property that needs to go soon. It's one of the biggest eyesores on the north/west side of the river.
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like i said before i think wilmington is ready for a decent hotel district. i would rather it be at the riverfront or more towards eastside area of the riverfront by the 7th street pennisula. i like how kansas city has their's its like a nice hotel area then houses then the downtown buildings. i hate that hotel on 95 by newport they should of built that in wilmington but more taller and less wider.
I would like to see the 7th Street Peninsula made into a historical park. It would be cool if they could recreate New Sweden. In that case, a few hotels on the peninsula would be logical.

I think the rest of the city would benefit from hotels being spread all over. They should be located near current and future attractions. Wilmington is in need of hotels because there are only a half dozen downtown and none on the Riverfront.
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good point, imagine a couple tall high rise hotels in the trolley square area, one definitely by the riverfront, and the children's museum.
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I wonder how great of an affect a nearby hotel would have on the Chase Center? A business friendly city like Wilmington should have one of the best convention centers around. The Chase Center is fairly small in comparison to those in other cities. Maybe the addition of a hotel (or more) will lead to future expansions.
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(Just checking in on vacation, since I need to check e-mail)

A larger conference center would be nice in Wilmington, and as I told Ex-Ithacan when I met him on Wednesday, I think that there is some demand for it. Several companies incorporated in Delaware have their stockholders' meetings in Wilmington because they are incorporated here. We never read about them in the paper because they are so frequent and they are not really for the public to know anyway; the only time they are in the papers are when protesters make the news (like the anti-Coke people who protested outside of the DuPont Building for Coca-Cola's meetings because they don't like globalization or whatnot). I think a large conference center would be nice for such stockholder meetings, although admittedly, I don't know how many people attend stockholder meetings and how much room they need. Hotel DuPont probably is a nice hotel for executives form those companies, so we already have one hotel that fits a niche, and we have a few more downtown (Sheraton Suites, Courtyard, Doubletree), so I really don't know if another hotel is needed. But if developers see the need for a new hotel and see a good business opportunity, then another hotel is perfectly fine with me. A Riverfront location, like has been monetioned before, would be pretty nice.
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It will take a couple of years for the city to gain control of all 62 properties included in the South Walnut Street Urban Renewal Plan. The possibility that some properties are not acquired at all is also likely. If plans do go foward in the future; how will things take shape? How close will the final product be to the above rendering? How long will it take for the total completion? Will there be several developers working on the numerous buildings and if so will they work together to make things fit? Just like to know the opinions of others.
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I added the names of a couple proposed places that I had overlooked to the list, and I added a rendering as well.
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A few updates:

~I changed "Columbus Inn midrise condo" to it's official name, "The Residences at Historic Columbus Inn"
~I added a rendering of the Residences at Historic Columbus Inn
~I added a section for official and unofficial project websites
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Some nice looking stuff here. That South Walnut plan looks ambitious!
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Some nice looking stuff here. That South Walnut plan looks ambitious!
It certainly is. It should create about 25-30 new city blocks and develop all of them, and the project will take up about 0.5 square miles (Wilmington city limits are 17.0 square miles, with 10.9 of those square miles being land).
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