North Claymont Area Master Plan

About the Plan

The North Claymont Master Plan Area has a mix of industrial, commercial, residential, open space and is located to the north and east of the Claymont Hometown Overlay District. Much of the planning area is currently underutilized and represents a tremendous opportunity for economic development due to its easy access to I-95, I-495, Amtrak Northeast Corridor, public transit including DART and SEPTA, the Delaware River and available utilities.

Notable sites for redevelopment include the Tri-State Mall (41 acres) and former Claymont Steel (425 acres). Tri-State Mall is an older shopping center that opened in 1970 and currently has 513,896 square feet, one of the largest malls in Delaware. In recent years, business activity and occupancy at the mall have declined and resulted in an underutilized commercial center that has significant potential for redevelopment. Currently, SEPTA and DART bus routes enter the mall site and serve two bus stops. The former Claymont Steel Mill shut down in 2013 and plans are being finalized for a group of private companies to purchase the property and remove contamination and structures so that the property may be redeveloped.

The Master Plan analysis will examine the potential for redevelopment to support economic development, access to jobs, retail and services, and transportation by road, rail, water, transit, walking and bicycling. The analysis will assess the potential for a mixed use residential, commercial and industrial area designed to promote economic activity, make public transit successful, walking and bicycling convenient and safe, and provide for a vibrant, livable community. For more information, please contact WILMAPCO by email or phone (302) 737-6205 ext. 118.

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Planning Partners

New Castle County and WILMAPCO will be jointly responsible for the co-management of the study and have assigned a designated project manager to coordinate project activities and support.  An Advisory Committee of community stakeholders will provide input on issues, opportunities and constraints, and draft scenarios. This study is a collaborative effort between:


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