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05 | 21 | 2015

NEW DEVELOPMENT PLANS REVEALED FOR CLAYMONT’S FORMER STEEL MILL

“First State Crossing” proposes to redevelop the former EVRAZ Steel site and reestablish Delaware’s historic First State crossroad. Claymont emerged in 1620 where the Kings Highway (Philadelphia Pike) crossed Naamans Creek. In 1827, the Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore Railroad (now Amtrak) was built through town. The late 20th Century saw I-95 and I-495 converge to create a commercial crossroad that unites highway, rail, and river transportation and positions “First State Crossing” for 21st Century redevelopment. This Master Concept Plan envisions a mix of uses to capture the value created by the highways, railroads, and Delaware River. Proposed uses include First State Corporate Center offices on the high profile northern gateway; First State Employment Center with research, office, manufacturing, and warehouse uses in the center area; First State Transit Center served by rail, bus, auto, bike, and pedestrians to serve existing and stimulate new development; and First State Logistics Center for multi-modal truck, rail, and river users. The 420 acre First State Crossing redevelopment will transform this historically significant site into a mixed-use economic growth engine for Delaware and also preserve Naamans Creek for active and passive recreational uses.