Applications for April Inventory ONLY are due by May 17th, 2021 no later than 4:30 p.m.
Applications for March Inventory ONLY are due by April 19th no later than 4:30 p.m.
The inventory will be available to view only on:
April 21, 2021
May 7, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Please complete the waiver below
Have questions about the Land Bank and the application process?
Please join us on Thursday, April 22nd from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom and we look forward to answering all of your questions!
Zoom Meeting Link:
Natalie DiCostanza is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Land Bank Information Session
Time: Apr 22, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 897 0952 4257
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Land Bank 2021
Please complete the waiver with the open house date you would like to view the properties and email to
A waiver must be completed to gain entrance.
Due to the increased call volume, please email 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
TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD
•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
•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!
Technical Advisory Board
April 21 at 8:30 a.m.
Board of Directors Meeting
April 7th at 9:00 a.m.
PLEASE CONTACT Natalie DiCostanza at for meeting instructions!
CONSERVANCY LAND BANK
Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank
404 N Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 746-6009
For any general inquiries, please fill in the following contact form: