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Designing with Density in Delaware – Delaware Example

Union Park Gardens

Wilmington, DE
Union Park, Wilmington, DE, View 1
Union Park Gardens, located between Union Street and Lancaster Ave in Wilmington, this site consists of about 58 acres. This was developed for workers at the Emergency Fleet Corporation in the late 1910s. Conceived by John Nolen to be an "American garden suburb of exceptional merit". Consisted of a variety of housing types, community buildings, & a school. Union Park Gardens has a net density of 16 households per acre. These include:

  • Grand boulevard entrance
  • Mixed residential density
  • On-street parking
  • Mixed land uses
  • Very wide sidewalks
  • Minimum setbacks
  • Small street lights
  • Narrow streets
  • Shared open space
  • Community building
  • Public transit
  • Beautifully landscaped
  • Gross density is 11 units per acre
Although Union Park Gardens was built roughly 100 years ago as affordable housing for ship workers, it still maintains its affordability and appeal for young families in Wilmington.
Union Park, Wilmington, DE, View 2
Union Park, Wilmington, DE, View 3
Union Park, Wilmington, DE, View 4
For more images of this neighborhood, please go to our Flickr set for Union Park Gardens.

Last Updated: Friday, 07-Nov-2014 09:28:15 EST
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