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May & June 8th District Neighborhood Newsletter




Dear Neighbors,


Here's my May-June neighborhood newsletter update to keep you informed. Please as always give me a call or email if you have any questions or concerns you wish to discuss. I'm here to help.


Sincerely,




Nathan Field

8th District City Councilman

Cell: 302-530-6626  Facebook/Instagram: Fielddistrict8


PS - If you want to be added to the email or mailing list to receive future neighborhood updates, please send a text, call or email.


Working hard to make things as smooth as possible for Luther residents during Rehab Project

A New York company that specializes in affordable housing has taken over the management of Luther Towers I and is rehabilating many of the rooms.



This will require the temporary relocation of residents to a nearby hotel when their individual room is being fixed up. I'm in close touch with Luther residents and am doing whatever I can to ensure the disruptions are as minimal as possible. If you live in Luther Towers and have questions, please call me at 302-530-6626


Soldiers and Sailors Monument - Now Lit Up at Night - Parade May 30th

March marked a new chapter for the 153 year old Soldiers and Sailors Monument Park on Delaware Avenue.


Permanent "uplighting" was turned on for the first time. This adds new stature to this beautiful spot in the heart of the 8th District neighborhood. Special thanks to Lenny Sophrin of the City Parks Department for his design work (it couldn't have come out better!).


Another key goal is to make the Monument Park just as appealing by day, as a community gathering/social spot. On that note, on April 27th about twenty neighbors met up to do some spring cleaning.

We made a big impact in just two hours. We plan to keep at it. Thanks to Paul Sharp, Martha Wong, David and Bridget Storm, Gerald Brady, Nick Vavala, George Frankel, Bill Moser, Greg Wilson, John Flaherty, Kaylia F, Wiley Blevins, Kevin Kelley, Liam Schofield, Lisa Johnson and Cathy Glober for making such a strong effort.


And don't forget the Wilmington Memorial Day Parade on May 30th. The City of Wilmington holds its parade every year on the original Memorial Day!



Mill Road Trail - Final Work to Begin May 13th Good news - the remaining technical, financial and administrative details have been resolved.


The project will include unclogging the culvert in the middle of the trail, replacing cracked sidewalk panels and connecting the trail to the staircase at 3 Mill Road:






City Council to Address Short Term Rentals


Prompted by increasing complaints from city residents, in June City Council will be discussing legislation related to "short term rentals" in the City of Wilmington. Read more here.


When will the Bancroft Mills Bridge reopen? On Wednesday April 17th, the State of Delaware held a briefing.



This was the schedule below presented at the meeting. If all goes well, construction will start this September:



16th and Greenhill Proposed "Street Vacation" At the committee meeting on April 24th, the proposal for a vacation of the parcel at 16th and Greenhill was discussed and moved forward to a final City Council vote. You can see the full discussion here for the first 30 minutes of the meeting:


Fixing Overly Bright Lights From the Mayor's Office: "the new 2700k neighborhood lights have been ordered. Delivery, according to Delmarva, will be four months. As soon as they arrive spring of 2024, Delmarva has promised that lights throughout the neighborhoods will be changed. We will keep the brighter lights in the city parks and along most streets."



9 Fun Upcoming Social Events



Forty Acres Farmer's Market - Returns on May 2nd - Delaware Ave @ Scott


Read more here.


May Art Loop



May 9th - Wilmington Flower Market


May 17th Wilmington Grand Prix






Monument Hike with Jim Tevebaugh and Wilmington State Parks


Every Tuesday - Tap House Beer Runners +  Weekly Running and Social Club.   


New in town? Looking to meet new people while exercising? Meets every Tuesday night at 6:30 in front of Trolley Square Tap House for a run followed by socializing at the Tap House.





PS - If you want to be added to the email or mailing list to receive future updates, please send a text, call or email.


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