Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks the Start of Ambitious Townhome Project in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, DE — On December 7, Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki was joined by members of the Delaware Affordable Housing Group (DAHG), the Wilmington Housing Authority, elected officials, and community members for a groundbreaking ceremony. This event marked the commencement of construction on 17 townhomes in Northeast Wilmington.

Phase I of this three-phase project is set to be completed by next spring. The new townhomes, according to Mayor Purzycki, will significantly augment the city’s housing stock and aid in reviving the surrounding community. The development also aims to provide potential homeownership opportunities for families invested in the city’s future.

Ray Fitzgerald, Executive Director of the Wilmington Housing Authority, stated that this project represents DAHG’s most ambitious building endeavor to date. He expressed excitement about the completion of the project and gratitude for the community’s support.

The land for this development was acquired from the Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank (WNCLB). The project is poised to address the growing demand for homeownership, particularly among first-time homebuyers, in the City of Wilmington. Vincent M. White, Vice President of DAHG, believes that transforming a brownfield into a brightfield of homeownership will serve the community’s best interest for years to come.

Mayor Mike Purzycki reiterated the pressing issue of affordable housing affecting communities nationwide. He lauded the DAHG and its partners for their significant contribution to the city’s housing stock and revitalization of the surrounding community.

DAHG has partnered with Architectural Alliance, Inc. and The W Real Estate & Development Group, LLC for this project. Construction is set to begin in January 2024, with Phase I expected to be finished by the spring of the same year.

Subira Ibrahim, President of the 1st District Neighborhood Planning Council, expressed delight at the near-completion of the McMullen Square housing initiative. She acknowledged that the development had been a long-awaited project, which the Neighborhood Planning Council had worked on for over a decade, resolving issues after the previous developer failed to complete the final phases of the townhouse community. She expressed gratitude to the Delaware Affordable Housing Group for choosing this location for development.

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