County opts to
on Childrens Home site
government evidently will reject the offer of a free site in
Darley Green and buy the unused site of the former Childrens
Home on Green Street to be the location for a new Claymont public
library. Anne Farley, general manager of the Department of
Community Services, told Delaforum that negotiations are under
way with Catholic Charities, a Diocese of Wilmington unit,
to acquire the property. Price will be determined following an
independent assessment of its value and paid as part of the
federally-financed neighborhood stabilization program, she said.
The 13.6 acre site is preferable to a single acre in the mixed
residential and commercial neighborhood and its redevelopment
will allay community concerns about vandalism and other
problems, she said.