Notification of Negotiations for a Brownfields Development Agreement for the Villa Maria Site, (DE-1728)

Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

Start Date: June 14, 2020
End Date: July 6, 2020

Pursuant to the Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act (HSCA), 7 Del. C. Chapter 91, §9126, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is required to issue a public notice within twenty days after entering into negotiations for a Certified Brownfields Development Agreement (BDA). A BDA is an agreement between DNREC and a Certified Brownfields Developer with respect to a Certified Brownfield Site that sets forth a scope of work and schedule of remedial activities during the development of the Site.

DNREC’s Remediation Section (DNREC-RS) is negotiating a BDA with Sacred Heart Housing Inc. regarding the Villa Maria Site (Site), located at 2004, 2006, 1920, & 1914 N Market Street., 50/52 Race Street., 1901, 1903, 1905, 1907, 1915, 1925, 1927, and 1929 Hutton Street, Wilmington, Delaware.  Identified by New Castle County as tax parcel numbers 2602910012, 2602910013, 2602910016, 2602910017, 2602910030, 2602910031, 2602910032, 2602910033, 2602910034, 2602910035, 2602910036, 2602910037, and 2602910038 the Site may have had a release of hazardous substances as a result of historical activities on site. For more information, please see DNREC’s navigator at:

Learn more about this Site and other Certified Brownfield sites by accessing the web page at or by contacting the DNREC-RS Project Manager, Mariya Chiger at (302) 395-2600 or

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