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.
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?
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.
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.
Wilmington Renaissance Corporation’s
2015 Annual Meeting
Tuesday, May 5
World Cafe Live at The Queen
500 N. Market Street, Wilmington
Our 9th Annual Meeting will update attendees on the continuing development in Downtown Wilmington, as well as focus 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. Last year the event sold out with more than 250 attendees. This is an outstanding networking and marketing opportunity, as well as chance to support the individuals and organizations that are making Wilmington a better place to live, work, play and learn.
On January 22, Alfred Lance, Project Manager for WRC, and three other representatives of the Mayor’s Young Professionals Task Force discussed the group’s White Paper of Recommendations to Mayor Williams and Community Stakeholders with host John Rago on WITN Channel 22 Wilmington Television.
WRC was recently chosen as a grant recipient finalist by ArtPlace America, a collaboration that exists to position art and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development. WRC is one of 90 finalists chosen for the ArtPlace 2015 National Grants Program. The next round of ArtPlace’s National Grants Program recipients will be announced in June.