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The public can also access an OpenGov webpage detailing the city’s use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to strengthen neighborhoods and city residents.

Link to the ARPA contractor/developer information site
Link on the City’s OpenGov/ARPA information site

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki said today that in addition to the city’s already established OpenGov webpage providing public access to current information on the city’s use of U.S. bailout funds (ARPA), the city is unveiling an ARPA web page specifically to help local entrepreneurs. to obtain information and participate in ARPA-funded projects.

“When we announced Wilmington’s unprecedented citywide ARPA-funded neighborhood revitalization effort a few months ago, we made a commitment to involve as many local entrepreneurs and developers as possible. in the process of rebuilding neighborhoods, and especially those who are just building capacity and want an opportunity to help their own city,” said Mayor Purzycki. “We have already met many of these qualified people for their explain our projects and encourage them to participate.Now they have their own web page to keep up to date with information and projects.

Mayor Purzycki earlier this year announced a $21 million residential redevelopment and stabilization plan, which is the most ambitious housing and neighborhood plan in the city’s history. The effort includes investments in new construction, full rehabilitation of existing homes, facade, system and roof upgrades for current owners, and demolition of dilapidated and vacant properties.

The first phase of neighborhood redevelopment is underway on the historic east side of the city in an area bounded by Walnut at Church Streets and Fourth Street at 11e Street. The Mayor said the City will continue to engage the community as it moves forward with the Neighborhood Plan, as local concerns and advice are important to improving quality of life. The mayor spoke earlier this year about his vision for neighborhood stabilization and development in an accessible video here.

Mayor Purzycki said the city will continue to conduct all ARPA-related business and activities in an open and transparent manner and urged city residents and all interested parties to access the City OpenGov Portal for interesting and detailed information on all City services.

COMMUNITY AND MEDIA INQUIRIES:

John Rago
Deputy chief of staff
City of Wilmington, Mayor’s Office
Mobile: (302) 420-7928
Email: [email protected]

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