Library to lead revitalization in Delaware neighborhood

New Castle County leaders hope the state-of-the-art innovation center at the library will help transform the area near New Castle.

The innovation center located at the soon to be constructed county library is designed to anchor the revitalization effort in the Rt. 9 area south of Wilmington. New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon has called that area near New Castle an economically depressed part of the county.

“As we continue to plan the innovation center and library of the future, we believe more and more that the future is bright for the Rt. 9 corridor,” said Gordon.

New Castle County Council approved the purchase of the land along New Castle Ave. last fall at a cost of about $1.8 million. The library project is expected to cost $21 million. County leaders hope to have the library open in about two years.

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