2016 Designated Towns
2015 Designated Towns
The Downtown Development Districts Act of 2014 (the Act) was enacted by the General Assembly in order to:
- Spur private capital investment in commercial business districts and other neighborhoods;
- Stimulate job growth and improve the commercial vitality of such districts and neighborhoods;
- Help build a stable community of long term residents by improving housing opportunities; and
- Assist municipalities in strengthening neighborhoods while harnessing the attraction that vibrant downtowns hold for talented people, innovative small businesses and residents from all walks of life.
What's Going On...
Downtown Development Grants Awarded
Building on progress in Delaware's downtowns, Governor Jack Markell and the Delaware State Housing Authority announced on Tuesday that sixteen new downtown revitalization projects in Harrington, Milford, Dover, Smyrna and Wilmington will receive $3.56 million in grant funding through Delaware's Downtown Development Districts program.
Five New Downtown Development Districts Announced
Governor Jack Markell, on August 10, 2016, announced a statewide expansion of Delaware's Downtown Development Districts program, significantly building on the state's efforts to redevelop Delaware's commercial business districts and drive private investment in towns and cities.
Governor Markell officially designated five new Downtown Development Districts - in Smyrna, Harrington, Milford, Georgetown and Laurel. Investors who make qualified improvements to residential, commercial, or industrial properties in those districts now may qualify for state and local development incentives, including 20 percent state grant rebates. See the full article.
Grant and Incentive Information
Information and links to all incentives available to real property investors within designated Downtown Development Districts. Contact information, phone numbers, and email addresses are provided so that you can get in touch with the appropriate person.