The Delaware Attorney General’s Office is looking into long-running complaints about Glasgow Court mobile home park in Bear.
“Our office shares the concerns of other state and local agencies about issues in Glasgow Court, and is reviewing them,” Justice Department spokesman Mat Marshall stated.
WDEL’s radio station-website has covered problems at the park over the last two years that include allegations that mobile homes were damaged during a move to another portion of the sprawling property.
Owner Kelli DiSabatino, in an interview with WDEL, expressed frustration in efforts to redevelop the property, while dealing with social and economic issues in the Bear area and the condition of mobile homes.
The park has also dealt with financial issues related to payment and disputes over utility bills.
A large portion of the mobile home park has been cleared, apparently as part of a plan to convert the site to a multi-purpose areathat would include a drug treatment center, retail and apartments.
Click on link to an earlier Delaware BusinessNow story on plans for the mobile home park.
A large number of mobile homes were demolished, with others moved elsewhere within Glasgow Court under a manufactured housing relocation program.
Occupants claimed their mobile homes were damaged during the move. In some cases, heating and air-conditioning systems no longer operated, leading to difficult conditions, especially during the winter months.
New Castle County has been monitoring the situation and ordered repairs following coverage by WDEL.
The mobile home park has struggled with drug and crime problems over the years.
Glasgow Court is located in an area that would appear to be ripe for redevelopment. It is within walking distance of a shopping center with a Food Lion supermarket. It is also near a Boys and Girls Club that provides a variety of services for young people.
At the same time, it is part of an area with a large percentage of lower-income residents and associated problems with substandard housing and crime. It is adjacent to Sparrow Run, a rental townhouse development with problems similar to those of Glasgow Court.