Construction equipment at work on a new multi-use development called Forwood Commons. (Ken Mammarella photo)

Land cleared for multi-use Silverside Road development

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

Development has finally begun on the site of what was the oldest building built for free public education in the United States. The Forwood School, which was built before 1800, was knocked down months ago, and plans are to use its stones in a leasing center. The development is on 11.7 acres in the heart of Brandywine Hundred, on Silverside …

A plan would turn the intersection of Marsh and Harvey roads into a gateway for Arden. (Ken Mammarella photo)

Slow down on Harvey Road in the Ardens, plan urges

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

Plans underway to improve transportation safety in Arden, Ardencroft and Ardentown would, among other things, aim to slow down traffic on the communitiesā€™ major roads. The next meeting on the plan, organized by the Wilmington Area Planning Council, will be Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Buzz Ware Village Center, 2119 The Highway, Arden. An 11-page …