November 24, 2014 — Delaware Today — Critics may question whether it’s wise to redevelop the flood-prone Fort DuPont area of Delaware City, but the project’s main champion says it’s worth looking into, come what may. “It’s a really beautiful piece of property in a great location, but it’s under-used,” Gov. Jack Markell says. “Environmentally, and in terms of economic development, it’s something good for the community.” Last summer, Markell signed legislation that would create the Fort DuPont Redevelopment and Preservation Corporation. The authority will be charged with raising funds for and coordinating the redevelopment of the state-owned historic area into a live-work play community that would also be a destination for outdoor recreation.

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