|City of Wilmington ages
||Chestnut Heights-Princess Place ages
| More than half of the residents in the Chestnut Heights-Princess Place are between 30-65 years old.
About 50 residents from the Chestnut Heights-Princess Place community attended the neighborhood planning area meeting at Snipes Academy on March 13.
Residents shared what they love about their neighborhoods, what they’d like to change, and their big ideas for the future of the area. Participants also received information about the area’s demographic and socioeconomic standings, including pending changes that will impact their neighborhoods.
For example, more than half of the population in the Chestnut Heights-Princess Place area is currently 30-65 years old, but the 65+ population will grow by 64 percent in just the next four years.
Residents liked the nature and greenspaces in the area, the walkability of the neighborhood and the park and Burnt Mill Creek. They would like to make Burnt Mill Creek cleaner, reduce traffic on Market Street and see a reduction in crime.
In the future, they would like a connection to the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail, have more bicycle and pedestrian paths to downtown, add a light rail system to get to the beach and downtown and see vacant and neglected properties get renovated.
The next neighborhood input meeting will be held for the Audobon-Devon Park area on Thursday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Elebash Hall at St. John’s Church, located at 1219 Forest Hills Drive
Following the completion of the neighborhoods meeting series, a city-wide meeting will be held on Saturday, May 10 at the Northeast Regional Library. Citizens are invited to drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and noon to see the results of the neighborhood meetings and learn about the next steps.
Want to participate?
The city’s citizen engagement website, connectwilmington.org, is getting a lot of traffic. Citizens are sharing input on topics ranging from redevelopment to sidewalks to economic development.
See past meeting summaries and learn more about the city’s long-term growth plan at createwilmington.com.