Our projects

  • Six townhomes are available at 8th and Dupont in Wilmington’s West Side. This is an excellent opportunity for eligible buyers to own a brand NEW home in a convenient Little Italy location. The new homes are under construction by Cornerstone West CDC in collaboration with Mission Builders LLC. They are available to owner occupants only. […]

  • Better Block Union Street is a community-designed event to demonstrate what Union Street could look like with transportation and streetscape enhancements, and to advocate for permanent changes. As a 3 lane highway, people use Union Street as a way out of the City. West Side Grows Together, community residents, and many businesses believe that Union Street should […]

  • UNION ST. STRATEGY Business owners and residents along Lincoln and Union Streets have expressed that their top priorities are a safer, cleaner, and more economically vibrant commercial corridor. West Side Grows Together with the help of the Lincoln Union Business Alliance are working to tackle these priorities via a Main Street® approach of organization, design, […]

  • The Rodney Reservoir Community Garden is the largest community garden in the City of Wilmington, with more than 6,100 square feet of growing space. Every year, it produces hundreds of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables enjoyed by gardeners and shared among neighbors and friends. Perhaps most importantly, the Rodney Reservoir Community Garden has become […]

  • Father Tucker Park, located at the corner of Howland and Scott streets, has been a cornerstone of the Little Italy neighborhood for years, providing a place for children to play, a picnic area for community gatherings, and a baseball field home to a host of adult sports league activities. Every year, the Italian Festival welcomes […]

  • The Cool Spring Farmers Market takes place at Cool Spring Park at the corner of 10th and Van Buren every Thursday night between 4 and 8 p.m.,  from the beginning of June through October. Cool Spring Farmers Market showcases Delaware’s best fruits and vegetables grown by local growers including Kalmar Farm. EBT is accepted. Blueberries, […]

  • PLACE-MAKING STRATEGY West Side Grows Together believes that engaging neighbors in activating community public spaces is the foundation to creating happy, healthy, and vibrant neighborhoods. Using a hands-on approach to placemaking ignites creativity and allows people to reclaim public spaces as the heart of the community – imagining and creating places where neighbors connect with […]

  • Street trees offer many benefits to a community. Aside from making a neighborhood more attractive, trees provide shade that helps keep sidewalks and homes cool, calm traffic, and make streets more pedestrian friendly, Trees help to improve water and air quality, and even increase property values. Sometimes, though, trees can be a problem, such as […]

  • FOURTH ST. STRATEGY A top priority of West Side Grows Together is the revitalization of the Fourth St. corridor and surrounding neighborhoods. Known as Hilltop, or more generally the Westside, this area includes two census tracts, 22 and 23, that were among the hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis, have some of the city’s highest […]

  • Vacant properties can undermine a whole block. To help get vacant buildings back into good use, West Side Grows Together brings together concerned residents, business owners, institutions and community groups along with representatives from the police, the City and the Attorney General’s Office to target 10-20 nuisance properties a year for immediate action. The Vacant […]