The plan to redevelop Barley Mill Plaza as a vibrant, mixed-use complex to include Delaware’s first Wegmans supermarket took an important step forward on Thursday, as the New Castle County Board of Adjustment unanimously approved variances needed for the project.
Tarabicos Grosso, LLP is assisting developer Pettinaro Development Company with the land use approvals for the proposal, which seeks to revitalize the long-vacant business center and former DuPont Co. site near Greenville, Delaware with a mixed-use center combining residential, office, and retail spaces to create an attractive, pedestrian-friendly community destination.
Plans for the site include 80 residential luxury flats unique to the area and housed in attractive, high-end, 4-story buildings and an additional 33 upscale townhomes consistent with the Greenville area. Also proposed are two brand-new, attractive 3-story office buildings consisting of 160,800 square feet of modern office space and 152,200 square feet of amenity-packed retail space to include a restaurant, bank, and a highly-anticipated Wegmans supermarket.
The project also proposes pedestrian-friendly features, including walking trails, ample sidewalk and courtyard areas, abundant landscaping, and access to pubic transportation, all designed to promote a sense of place and interconnection with the surrounding community.
With the guidance of partners Mike Hoffman and Larry Tarabicos, Pettinaro’s plan for Barley Mill Plaza is receiving positive feedback and strong support from the community. Prior to Thursday’s Board of Adjustment hearing, the Board received a ream of emails in support of the project from nearby residents.
The project will require additional traffic-related approvals and a final vote before County Council.
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