Wilmington Local Incentives

Delaware Downtown Development District
Delaware Downtown Development District
Delaware Downtown Development District

Expedited Permitting
Permit applications in DDD are walked through multi-department approval process to ensure shortest possible review time. A City-wide permitting reform process is underway to reduce review time further in the DDD.

Architectural and Engineering (A&E) Feasibility Assistance
50% match (up to $20,000k) for architectural and engineering feasibility work for for-profit small business developers to explore capital Investments in DDD. (Total development cost capped at $1 million, program allocation of $100,000, approvalbased). [City-wide]

Grow Wilmington Fund
SBA 7(a) loan that offers 3.75% rate for qualified borrowers making investments in downtown that result in new jobs or capital improvements. [City-wide]

Creative District Mixed Use Overlay Zone
Special DDD-specific zoning overlay to facilitate mixed-use development. This zone is in the process of being written and is not yet adopted.

Website: City of Wilmington

Phone: (302) 576-2123