Waterfront Development Review

All proposed plans for development within any waterfront district are required to be reviewed by the Planning Department prior to the issuance of any development permits by Licenses and Inspections. Plans are evaluated for compliance with the waterfront standards according to established criteria for design, river activity and economic development. Review is typically initiated through the L&I permit application process.

Proposals involving a special exception use are forwarded to the City Planning Commission, whose recommendations are sent to the Zoning Board of Adjustment in the form of a resolution. There is no fee for this review.

City Code Sec. 48-40

Contact Planning

Mailing Address:
Department of Planning and Development
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street, 7th Floor
Wilmington DE 19801

(302) 576-3100

(302) 571-4119

City Planning Commission:
(302) 576-3100

Design Review and Preservation Commission:
(302) 576-3113

Neigborhood Planning Councils:
(302) 576-3109