Developer Gregory Pettinaro confirmed the company will introduce a new plan for the former DuPont Barley Mill Plaza office park
DelawareOnline.com reported that a plan will be Introduced at apublic meeting on Feb. 19, at A. I. duPont High School.
The largely vacant office park that formerly housed DuPont offices, is at Route 141 and Lancaster Avenue.
In a brief statement, Gregory Pettinaro said the plan would be released at the meeting. Delaware Online indicated that the plan would include a mixed-use project that would include retail, residential and office space.
It has been widely speculated that Barley Mill could be the home for a supermarket with upscale grocer Whole Foods mentioned as a possibility.
Pettinaro’s company acquired the office complex and the nearby Greenville Centerretail and office complex after former owner Stoltz battled with neighborhood groups over its plans for a mixed-use project at Barley Mill and exited the Delaware market.
The case went to the state Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of opponents but left other questions open. (See story below, which features a rendering of a massive town center under the Stoltz plan).
Former County Executive Tom Gordon was elected to the post after forming an alliance with opponents of Barley Mill and Wilmington residents and political leaders. Gordon, who had previously served for two terms, lost a bid for a second term to Matt Meyer in his second stint as County Executive.
Pettinaro is known for developing and redeveloping properties in Delaware and the region. The company is also a large apartment developer and landlord. It was an original developer on the Wilmington Riverfront.
In a 2016 Town Square Delaware interview, Gregory Pettinato said a developer that was smaller in size than the Stoltz proposal.(See link to story below: