Notification of Public Comment for a Brownfield Development Agreement for the Open Space Site, South Market Street, Wilmington (DE-1756)

Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

Published: July 18, 2021
Comments Due: Aug. 6, 2021

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 Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware regarding the Open Space Site (Site), located at 205 South Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware. Identified by New Castle County as portions of tax parcel numbers 26-049.00-008 and 26-049.00-009, 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 July 18, 2021 and will end at the close of business on August 6, 2021. Please submit written comments to the DNREC-RS Project Manager, Meghan Crystall at DNREC-RS, 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle, DE 19720. A copy of the BDA is available by accessing the DNREC-RS’ site files database at

Learn more about this Site and other Certified Brownfield sites by accessing the web page at or by contacting the DNREC-RS Project Manager, Meghan Crystall at (302) 395-2600 or