Notification of Public Comment for a Brownfield Development Agreement for the Elbert Palmer School Site (DE-1857)

Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

Published: July 3, 2024
Comments Due: July 22, 2024

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DNREC Notice No. WHS20240244
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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 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) is negotiated 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:

The public comment period begins on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, and will end at the close of business on Monday, July 22, 2024. Please submit written comments to the DNREC-RS Project Manager Tracy Spinden, at DNREC-RS, 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle, DE 19720, or via e-mail to

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, Tracy Spinden (302) 395-2600 or