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Designing with Density in Delaware – Delaware Example

Ships Tavern Mews

Wilmington, DE
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Ships Tavern Mews, located along Market Street in Wilmington, is part of the six-block historic Ships Tavern District that is being redeveloped to better connect the downtown with the Christina Riverfront. This project was developed over five years by Struever Brothers Eccles, & Rouse Inc. of Baltimore and is comprised of ground floor retail with residential above. The retail includes cafes, galleries, fast/fresh carryout and home furnishings and design stores. There are 86 rental units, of which 36 units are affordable for low- and moderate-income households. In 2005, the National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded Ship Tavern Mews a National Preservation Award.

  • Excellent adaptive reuse
  • Historical integrity maintained
  • Mix-use/mixed-income
  • Sidewalks
  • Private courtyard/decks/patios
  • Access to various transportation networks
  • Close proximity to three local colleges
  • 86 residential units
  • 33,000 s.f. retail
  • Total acres – 1.0
  • Density – 86 d.u./acre

This development is helping to revitalize one of the oldest areas of Wilmington and has been a stimulus for other development along this key corridor in downtown.

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For more images of this neighborhood, please go to our Flickr set for Ship Tavern Mews.
Last Updated: Friday, 07-Nov-2014 09:35:54 EST
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