A groundbreaking ceremony today will mark the transition from phase one to two of Delaware’s Yorklyn revitalization project. Nearly 100 acres in the area in the northwest corner of the state has been set aside for preservation.
Gov. Jack Markell and officials from the Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the State Parks departments will be on hand to begin Phase 2 of the project to redevelop the former NVF site.
NVF, which produced vulcanized rubber, went bankrupt in 2009 and the investors who purchased the site then agreed to give 87 acres to the state for $2.6 million while keeping the other 12 acres for mixed-use commercial and residential development.