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Wilmington’s new Riverfront East

Something’s happening across the river—building the next frontier of a thriving future.

The future of Riverfront development is growing along a bend in the Christina.

Riverfront East is the converging point of downtown Wilmington and the current Wilmington, Delaware, Riverfront—86 acres of mixed-use opportunity to build a vibrant, bustling and sustainable urban community. A place for businesses to thrive and lives to flourish. At the completion of Riverfront East, individuals and families will have the opportunity to live, work and play in a uniquely Wilmington community that fits a diversity of lifestyles.

feet ofriver frontage
acres ofopen space
million sq. ft.of residential space
million sq. ft.of office space

Development Opportunities

Riverfront East Map

Why Here, Why Now?

Downtown Wilmington to the north. Riverfront Wilmington development to the west. Two main thoroughfare streets. And acres upon acres of underutilized brownfield ready for development, free from concerns of gentrification. This site, at the inner bend of the Christina River, is perfectly situated to become a cultural cornerstone of the city and stimulate economic growth for generations to come.

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  1. Media Coverage

    Wilmington’s ‘other’ riverfront gets funding to build out sewer infrastructure

    The work to get Riverfront East to that level now begins in earnest with an overhaul of the east side’s sewer system. Read more.

  2. Media Coverage

    WDEL Online
    A statement to the world. Officials mark Wilmington Riverfront East Salvation Army project, literally

    With construction of their new campus hub fully underway, the Salvation Army invited local, state, and federal leaders and organization heads to a special event Friday so all involved in securing the new state-of-the-art facility could leave their mark on it forever. Read more.

  3. Media Coverage

    Delaware Town Square Live
    Salvation Army beam raising marks start of Riverfront East development

    Officials on Friday signed a beam that will help support the $19 million Salvation Army development on Riverfront East, marking another step in the development’s 86.3-acre addition to Wilmington. The campus, which is being built by and funded by the Riverfront Development Corp., is expected to be finished in August 2022. Read more.

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