The Town of Whitehall Breaks Ground Today
The Town of Whitehall broke ground for the first homes in a major, mixed-use development along the southern bank of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal today, November 10, 2014. The Town of Whitehall will include seven neighborhoods, with this phase totaling 501 residential units and approximately 70,000 s.f. of employment and retail or commercial structures. The Town of Whitehall is located off Lorewood Grove Road and Ratledge Road in Middletown, Delaware.
The Town of Whitehall founders’ vision is for a town that honors and caters to everyday life, with new homes located in close proximity to businesses, schools, parks, and various other community activities. Founders include Brian DiSabatino of EDiS Company, Rich Julian of Eastern States Group and Peter Morrow of The Welfare Foundation. (Photo: Town founders break ground at Whitehall site.)
According to Brian DiSabatino, “This type of town has not been created in Delaware for 100 years. We want to return to a style of town planning that created the best places in Delaware – a walkable community with everything within a quarter-mile of your front door.”
The builders are Benchmark Builders of Wilmington, Delaware, Murphy Homes of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania and Thompson Communities of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
At the recent New Castle County Land Use Committee meeting, New Castle County Department of Land Use General Manager Eileen Fogarty spoke highly of the project and maintained that it is a great model for what the county intends to do for future projects.
“This is very exciting. The project has all the desirable elements of a development,” Fogarty said. “It really reflects a commitment to smart growth.”
Residential plans will be released during a preview event in early 2015. A sales office and model street will follow and be located within one walkable block of the planned civic building. Sales inquiries can be made to [email protected].