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Does the city plan to tear down dilapidated vacant homes around 11th and Dock streets?

Julian March

Q. With all this talk of what is makes “our downtown” lose its beauty, will the city ever make good on its promise to condemn and remove many of the very dilapidated and unoccupied homes in the area of Dock St./11th/12th streets, an area that is contributing to higher crime areas? Or are they only concerned it what tourist see in the area of Market Street?

A. The city’s Code Enforcement Division has active, ongoing cases for two properties in that area, said Malissa Talbert, a city spokeswoman.

The properties are 19 S. 11th St. and 922 Dock St., Talbert said.

On May 19, the Wilmington City Council will consider an ordinance that says 19 S. 11th St. must be repaired or torn down.

The city must go through a process for each case as outlined by city ordinance, Talbert said.

The process is spelled out here.


Is there any ordinance concerning vegetation from a vacant lot becoming a nuisance?

Can a structurally sound house in the historic district be demolished to build a new one?

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