Free DDD workshop September 26!

From left, Rep. Tim Dukes, Mayor John Shwed and Council President Chris Calio at the Downstate Development District announcement in Smyrna. 

Laurel has a designated Downtown Development District that includes the business district, Broad Creek waterfront and the residential area between Pine Street, Sixth Street and the railroad tracks. That designation makes it easier and more attractive to invest in Laurel’s business district, Broad Creek waterfront, and surrounding historic homes.

Whether you are a developer, existing business owner, or current resident who would like to upgrade your historic home, being in a Downtown Development District will help make your investment pay off.

Learn more about the DDD

View or download the one-page summary. 


Save the date: DDD workshop

If you are a property owner within Laurel’s Downtown Development District, save this date: Tuesday, September 26. The Town of Laurel is sponsoring a DDD Workshop at the Laurel Public Library. The session will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Downtown Development District offers an array of incentives to businesses and homeowners to encourage them to rehabilitate their properties, or build something new on vacant land. The incentives include state grants, property tax abatement, sewer/water [...]

July 21st, 2017|Laurel|0 Comments

LRC gets $500,000 for revitalization

Laurel's Old Town neighborhood is on the verge of a substantial facelift. Delaware's Strong Neighborhoods Fund has awarded $500,000 to the Laurel Redevelopment Corporation for the construction of four new homes and the purchase-rehabilitation of six more in the section of town between Central Avenue and Oak Street (east-west) and Market Street and the waterfront (north-south). The LRC is partnering with the Town of Laurel, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, and Milford Housing Development Corporation [...]

March 14th, 2017|Laurel|0 Comments