Notification of Public Comment for a Brownfield Development Agreement for the 2603 Kirkwood Highway, Newark, DE Site, (DE-1727)

Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

Published: July 26, 2020
Comments Due: Aug. 17, 2020
Documents For Review
Brownfield Development Agreement

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 Astro Center, LLC regarding the 2603 Kirkwood Highway Site (Site), located at 2603 Capitol Trail, Newark,  Delaware.  Identified by New Castle County as tax parcel number 08.055.10-096 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, July 27, 2020 and will end at the close of the business day (4:30 p.m.) on Monday, August 17, 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 by accessing the DNREC-RS site files in DNREC’s navigator at:

Learn more about this Site and other Certified Brownfield sites by accessing the web page at or by contacting the DNREC-RS project officer, Caleb Melvin at (302) 395-2600 or