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River Place Residences Part of Seaford Revitalization | New

SEAFORDDel.- Residences At River Place has brand new apartments ready to welcome new tenants.

Developer Dave Perlmutter says the buildings were a step-by-step process.

“When we received our first grant from the Delaware State Housing Authority, we started Phase 1 here at Residences at River Place,” Perlmutter said. “Building 1 consisted of 36 apartments, a poolhouse and a swimming pool. And since then we have essentially been on a third application.”

Builder Matthew Volk says there are challenges building so close to the Nanticoke River.

“Especially with rising and falling tides,” Volk said. “Foundations are always tricky for this job. We installed what they call a new vinyl sheet wall along the river to keep water out.”

The new apartment complexes are just part of a larger project to revitalize downtown Seaford.

The river walk should accommodate businesses, especially restaurants.

Mayor David Genshaw says the work is paying off.

“I think people now see Seaford as a real revitalizer and they want to be part of that,” Genshaw said. “We used to look for developers and encourage them to grow. Now developers come to us and ask us for opportunities.”

The downtown area that was at one point 50% vacant is now thriving with new homes and businesses.