Notification Of Negotiations for a Brownfields Development Agreement for the Elbert Palmer School Site, (DE-1857)

Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

Published: June 19, 2024

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DNREC Notice No. WHS20240224
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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 Certified Brownfields Development Agreement (BDA). A BDA is an agreement between DNREC and a Certified Brownfields 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) is negotiating a BDA with The Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank Corporation regarding the Elbert Palmer School Site (Site), located at 1212 Lobdell Street and 326 Chapel Street, Wilmington, Delaware. Identified by New Castle County as tax parcel numbers 26-051.30-241 & 26-051.30-245 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:

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