WRC’s 2015 Annual Meeting: Placemaking: Why it Matters

WRC’s 9th Annual Meeting, “Placemaking: Why it Matters,” took place on Tuesday, May 5 at World Cafe Live at The Queen. Attendees were updated on the continuing development in Downtown Wilmington as well as provided a presentation on WRC’s core strategic project Wilmington’s Creative District (CD), a vibrant city center, focused on innovative production and consumption, where creative entrepreneurs – artists, musicians, designers and tech innovators – and neighborhood residents thrive and where locally designed goods and original works are made and consumed.

Photo by Alessandra Nicole

Photo by Alessandra Nicole

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Delaware Public Media Article and Audio Featuring WRC and Wilmington’s Creative District

From Delaware Public Media:

Proposed Creative District in Wilmington starts to take shape

New housing, a “maker space” where innovators can design and refine their creations, art galleries and artists’ studios, improved streetscapes with a dash of mural art – could this be the start of something big?

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News Journal Coverage on WRC’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Creative District Plan

From The News Journal:

Luxury Apartments in downtown Wilmington planned

A planned 231-unit luxury apartment complex expected to break ground this summer would bridge the gap between decades-old redevelopment efforts along Market Street and a proposed creative district just west of downtown, according to downtown boosters.

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WDEL Coverage on WRC’s 2015 Annual Meeting

From WDEL:

Proposed Wilmington creative district discussed by supporting nonprofit

Members of the Wilmington Renaissance Corporation on Tuesday discussed their efforts to cultivate a creative district in the city’s Downtown, Quaker Hill, and West Center City sections.

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