Applications for April's Inventory ONLY are due by May 17th, 2021 no later than 4:30 p.m.

Applications for May's Inventory ONLY are due by June 21, 2021 no later than 4:30 p.m.

Have questions about the Land Bank and the application process?

Please join us on Thursday, May 20th from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom and we look forward to answering all of your questions!


Natalie DiCostanza is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Land Bank Information Session
Time: May 20, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 840 4287 5108

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Open House
The inventory will be available to view only on:
      May 26, 2021  
    June 10, 2021
     9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
      Please complete the waiver below


Note Pad
Please complete the waiver with the open house date you would like to view the properties  and email to ndicostanza@wilmingtonlandbank.org
A waiver must be completed to gain entrance.

RFP McMullen Square
The Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank is accepting proposals for the acquisition and development of 17 lots 3310-3330 N Market Street and 136-146 McMullen Square, Wilmington Delaware on Monday, June 26th by 4:00 p.m.  Sealed bids will be received at 404 N Market Street, Wilmington Delaware 19801. 
A Zoom information session will be held on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Please see the RFP and Zoom information below:  

Land Bank 2021


Due to the increased call volume, please email ndicostanza@wilmingtonlandbank.org for a more immediate response.






Rick Gessner, Chairman

Jeffrey C. Flynn, Vice Chair, City of Wilmington, Economic Development
Susan Frank, Finance Chair, Designee of DE Governor

•Kevin Smith, WNCLB Technical Board Chairman, President, Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County
Herb M. Inden, Director of Planning,   City of Wilmington,

Dr. Raheemah Jabbar-Bey, Professor, School of Urban Policy, University of Delaware - Retired
Hal Schneikert, Wilmington Neighborhood Planning Council
Robert Weir, Director, Department of Real Estate & Housing, City of Wilmington



Kevin Smith, Habitat for Humanity of New Castle Co., Chairman

Rev. T.S. Keeling, Central Baptist CDC
Sarah Lester, Cornerstone West CDC
Vikram Krishnamurthy, DE Center for Horticulture
Carrie Murphy, Delaware Urban Farm Food Coalition
Grant Dick, Friends of Wilmington Parks
Matt Lynch, Ministry of Caring
Rysheema Dixon, South Wilmington Planning Network
Maria Dziembowska, The Nature Conservancy
Rodney A. Lambert, Woodlawn Trustees



The mission of the Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank (WNCLB) is to return vacant, dilapidated, abandoned, and delinquent properties to productive use, while strengthening and revitalizing our neighborhoods and

inspiring economic development.

We accomplish our mission in a way that:

•Is purposeful, transparent, and for the public good;

•Improves the coordination of resources and collaboration within and between governments,

community organizations, and the private sector;

•Is both economically efficient and sustainable;

•Reflects the goals and objectives of the City’s comprehensive development plan; and

•Invests in existing neighborhoods.



Our Processes and Programs:

• Acquire, stabilize, and maintain vacant, blighted and abandoned properties in the City of Wilmington

• Manage disposition of properties to new owners who will restore them to productive use, through programs that will include:

Homesteading for new home-owners

Investor acquisition for renovation and resale for homeowners


Community Gardens

•Package contiguous parcels for development projects, including affordable and market rate housing. 


It is important to note that the WNCLB is NOT a developer.  The WNCLB exists to facilitate the return of the City's vacant, blighted and abandoned properties to productive use.  We partner with Wilmington residents, builders and investors who are committed to making our city a better place to live, work and play!

Upcoming Meetings:
Technical Advisory Board
May 19th at 8:30 a.m.
Board of Directors Meeting
May 5th at 9:00 a.m.
PLEASE CONTACT Natalie DiCostanza at ndicostanza@wilmingtonlandbank.org or ray.saccomandi@wilmingtonlandbank.org for meeting instructions!





Our Address:

Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank

404 N Market Street

Wilmington, DE 19801

Email: info@wilmingtonlandbank.org

Phone: (302) 746-6009

For any general inquiries, please fill in the following contact form:

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