BPG breaks ground on 61-apartment building in Wilmington

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Located at the intersection of 4th and Market Streets, Humble Park will bring 61 multi-family apartments to North Market Street in the summer of 2024. Photo by Moonloop Photography.

The Buccini/Pollin Group Inc. broke ground Friday morning on Humble Park, its latest residential development in downtown Wilmington.

Located at the intersection of 4th and Market Streets, the multi-family community will bring 61 apartments to 317 N., Market St. in the summer of 2024.

Designed by Digsau, the $16 million development will span three buildings increasing from four to six stories across the site, a BPG press release said.

The design reflects the historic characteristics in the neighborhood while still being contemporary and attractive for today’s renter, the release said.,

One and two-bedroom apartments will feature high-end finishes and modern conveniences such as quartz countertops, LVT flooring, stainless steel appliances, and in-unit washer and dryer.

Interior units will overlook a lightwell in the center of the building providing ample natural light for residents. The community will include a fitness center, resident lounge and co-working space.

Apartment/park connection

Meant to dazzle is a mural designed by artist, musician and co-owner of Spaceboy Clothing, Dave Sanchez of Chez Creative.

In 2017, Chez Creative and Downtown Visions revitalized the neglected park and transformed the space into an outdoor performing arts venue.

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The community continues the revitalization on Lower Market Street, strengthening the connection to the Wilmington Riverfront, the release said.

It will also have quick access to the Wilmington Train Station and Transit Center, local employment hubs, and neighborhood attractions.

It will join the of 41-unit apartment community Lincoln Square which opened in July 2022 and The Cooper, a 92-unit apartment community, which opened in 2021.

As of Friday, BPG has built more than 2,200 units in Wilmington and has another 700 units under development or construction, including The Standard, located in Market West, the former Nemours Building. That community welcomed its first residents last week.

In May, BPG opened Crosby Hill, a 203-unit high-rise apartment community located at 517 N Shipley St.

“If cities don’t grow, they die – it’s that simple,” said Mayor Mike Purzycki. “Wilmington, I’m happy to say, is growing in a way that it hasn’t in a very long time, and that’s good for everyone.”

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