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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

    Delaware Online
    Riverfront East: It's the right time—at the right place—to rebuild

    Riverfront Development Corporation Executive Director, Megan McGlinchey, shares insights. One question we’ve been asked frequently since sharing our master plan concerns the proposed development of approximately 1.9 million square feet of office space within Riverfront East. Read more.

  2. Media Coverage

    WHYY
    $100 million overhaul planned for Wilmington’s ‘other’ riverfront

    Since the mid-1990s, the western bank of the Christina River in Wilmington has been transformed from a polluted, industrial site with vacant lots and empty warehouses into a hotspot with a movie theatre, minor league baseball park, high-end apartments, and hip restaurants. Read more.

  3. Media Coverage

    Philadelphia YIMBY
    Wilmington, DE Reveals 4,291-Unit Mixed-Use Riverfront East Master Plan

    A master plan has been revealed in Wilmington, the most populous city in the the state of Delaware, located at the southwest periphery of the Philadelphia metro area, for an all-new neighborhood that will transform the Christina River waterfront. Read more.

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