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Kick-off planned for Willing Street Artist Village

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Wilmington Renaissance Corporation and Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware will host a kick-off event for Willing Street Artist Village on Tuesday at the corner of 6th and Willing Streets in Wilmington.Wilm-creative-district (1)

Located in the historic neighborhood of Quaker Hill, Willing Street Artist Village will begin with six buildings that will be redeveloped into 10 housing units — seven condos and three single-family homes. The homes and apartments will vary from 850 to 1400 square feet, and all will have separate studio spaces for artists.

The goal is to extend the momentum of the LOMA district, and focus on creators ““ artists, writers, musicians, tech innovators, makers and manufacturers.

Units will be priced from $60,000 to $70,000 for one-bedroom condos and $125,000 to $140,000 for single- family homes.

Wilmington’s Creative District is a part of a national wave of creative place-making initiatives to transform urban areas. The project encompasses the area bounded by Fourth, Ninth, Shipley and Washington Streets.

Wilmington Renaissance Corporation, Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware, Chris White Community Development Corporation, Christina Cultural Arts Center, Quaker Hill Neighborhood, the City of Wilmington and the Delaware State Housing Authority support it.

Speakers at the kickoff will include Governor Jack Markell, Mayor Dennis P. Williams, Delaware State Housing Authority Director Anas Ben Addi, Rick Gessner of Capitol One and Glenn Moore of Delmarva Power. This is a rain or shine event.  For more information contact: Laura@BigIdeasWilmington.com

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