Notification of Public Comment for a Brownfield Development Agreement for the Clifford Brown Walk Site (DE-1690)

Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

Start Date: April 26, 2020
End Date: May 18, 2020
Documents For Review
Brownfield Development Agreement (4/7/20)

Pursuant to the Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act (HSCA), 7 Del. C. Chapter 91, §9126, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is required to issue a public notice within twenty days after entering into negotiations for a Brownfield Development Agreement (BDA).  A BDA is an agreement between DNREC and a Brownfield developer with respect to a Certified Brownfield Site that sets forth a scope of work and schedule of remedial activities during the development of the Site.

DNREC’s Remediation Section (DNREC-RS) negotiated a BDA with African American Heritage Center of Delaware, Inc. regarding the Clifford Brown Walk Site (Site), located at 1039 & 1043 Clifford Brown Walk and 314, 316 and 318 E. 11th Street in Wilmington, Delaware.  Identified by New Castle County as tax parcel numbers 26-036.10-088, 26-036.10-089, 26-036.10-048, 26-036.10-047, and 26-036.10-046, the Site may have had a release of hazardous substances as a result of historical activities on site.  For more information, please see DNREC’s navigator at:

The public comment period begins on Monday, April 27, 2020 and will close at the end of the business day (4:30 p.m.) on Monday, May 18, 2020. Please submit written comments to the DNREC-RS Project Manager, Caleb Melvin at DNREC-RS, 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle, DE 19720.  A copy of the BDA is available at the office of DNREC – RS or by accessing the DNREC-RS’ site files database.  Learn more about this Site and other Brownfields sites by accessing DNREC-RS’ web page at by contacting the DNREC-RS Project Manager, Caleb Melvin at (302) 395-2600 or

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