Through the support of Healthy Communities Delaware, the SWPN, Southbridge Civic
Association, and the Asakura Robinson planning firm worked with community-based
partners and residents to develop a fresh Southbridge Neighborhood Action Plan (SNAP) in 2021. This plan makes recommendations to address community residents’ myriad concerns, including the impacts of COVID-19 on the Southbridge community.

Key recommendations are centered around: community empowerment, economic revitalization, youth and education, affordable living, better health, improved mobility, and resilience to climate change.

This plan builds off recommendations from both the 2006 South Wilmington
Neighborhood Plan and Wilmington’s 2028 Comprehensive Plan and provides action steps for completing them.

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Southbridge Neighborhood Plan – Final Draft (October 2021)

ARPA Memo: The Case for Spending Recovery Funds in Southbridge (October 2021)

Steering Committee Meetings:

  1. Meeting #1; 1.12.2021
  2. Meeting #2; 3.1.2021
  3. Meeting #3; 3.29.2021
  4. Meeting #4: 6.7.2021
  5. Meeting #5: 9.28.2021

SNAP Public Workshops:

  1. Notes from Public Workshop #1; 2.16.2021
    1. Facebook Live
  2. Final Public Workshop – Virtual and In-Person – September 2021
    A. Video Presentation
    B. Slide Deck