Route 9

What’s New

The final draft of the Route 9 Corridor Master Plan has been released for public review! Click the cover image below to view the low resolution version (21mb) or view the high resolution version here (375mb).



This is the final draft of the Route 9 Corridor Master Plan, which will be up for Council endorsement on May 11, 2017.


If you have any thoughts on the draft Plan, or have any public meetings or events we could present it at, please contact Bill Swiatek at: 302 – 737 – 6205 x113 or or Jake Thompson at: 302 – 737 – 6205 x116 or




The Route 9 Corridor Plan will identify the best reinvestment and redevelopment strategies for Route 9.  Initially, we are looking at the 3-mile stretch of corridor between the City of Wilmington and City of New Castle boundaries. Key focus areas include:

  • Improve access to jobs, healthy foods, recreation, education, community services, and affordable housing
  • Promote mixed-use and mixed-income redevelopment
  • Mitigate environmental and health concerns
  • Examine land uses and recommend zoning adjustments
  • Recommend roadway improvements that promote the use of alternative transportation and manage truck traffic

Check out the Project Scope for more details and the Site Plan for a map of the area. For background research consisting of demographic, land use, transportation, and environmental maps of the area, see the Task 1 Map Series (150mb).


El Plan del Corredor Ruta 9 identificará las mejores estrategias de reinversión y de reconstrucción de la ruta 9. Inicialmente, estamos buscando en el tramo de 3 millas del corredor entre los límites de la ciudad de Wilmington y la ciudad de New Castle. Las áreas de enfoque incluyen:

  • Mejorar el acceso a puestos de trabajo, alimentos saludables, la recreación, la educación, los servicios comunitarios, y la vivienda asequible
  • Promover el uso mixto y la rehabilitación de ingresos mixtos
  • Mitigar las preocupaciones ambientales y de salud
  • Examinar los usos del territorio y recomendar los ajustes de zonificación
  • Recomendar mejoras viales que promuevan el uso de transporte alterno y gestionar el tráfico de camiones

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Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is responsible for providing overall direction to the study.  The committee includes the following (all invited):

Meetings and Workshops

Note: Prior to May 2016 the Steering  Committee was comprised of two separate bodies  –  an advisory  committee and a management committee.

Steering Committee, April 27, 2017: Packet
All Civics Meeting, April 26, 2017: 3/21/2017 Draft (low resolution – 15mb)
Steering Committee, February 21, 2017: PacketEden Park Air Quality Study (DNREC Presentation)
WILMAPCO Council Meeting, January 12, 2017: Presentation (13mb)
Second Public Workshop, November 29, 2016: Presentation (10mb), Boards (90mb)
DE HEAL Environment and Policy Committee, November 15, 2016: Presentation
Steering Committee, November 3, 2016: NotesPacket, Presentation
Steering Committee, September 15, 2016: NotesPacketPresentation
All Civics Meeting, July 27, 2016: Presentation
Steering Committee, June 9, 2016: NotesPacket, Revised Advisory Committee MinutesPresentation
First Public Workshop, May 24, 2016: Presentation (8mb)
Advisory Committee, April 14, 2016: Packet, Presentation
Management Committee, April 14, 2016: NotesPacket, Presentation
Advisory Committee, February 23, 2016: NotesPacketPresentation (17mb)
Management Committee, February 23, 2016: NotesPacket (166mb)Presentation (37mb)
Management Committee, January 13, 2016: NotesPacket (127mb)Presentation
Management Committee,  September 29, 2015:  Notes, Packet

Study Components



Interactive Summer Outreach Map

interactive_outreach_mapWhen reaching out to residents and business owners at events and community centers, we invited people to share what neighborhoods they live or work in. This interactive map shows which neighborhoods were represented at each outreach event. To view points for each event separately, use the checkboxes on the left side of the screen.

Get Involved!

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More information

Bill Swiatek, AICP, Project Manager

  • Email:
  • Phone: (302) 737-6205 ext. 113
  • Address: WILMAPCO, 850 Library Ave., Suite 100, Newark, DE 19711


Wilmington Area Planning Council

850 Library Avenue, Suite 100

Newark, Delaware 19711

Phone: (302) 737-6205

Toll Free From Cecil Co: (888) 808-7088

Fax: (302) 737-9584