It's "Historically Happening" in Downtown Dover!

It's "Historically Happening" in Downtown Dover!

We would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our website and familiarize yourself with our Historic Downtown Dover District. If you are a prospect or existing business person the website will attempt to provide you with most of the information you will need in considering downtown Dover as a potential location for your business. If you are just a visitor or community member the website will make an effort to inform you of all the programs, events and family-fun special activities occurring within the downtown district.

Unlock the Block
Unlock the Block will serve as a catalyst to reduce vacancies in the Downtown Dover Business Improvement District by finding qualified tenants for vacant retail and commercial spaces along Loockerman Street and adjacent streets. The initiative will facilitate the redevelopment of downtown commercial properties and promote a vibrant commercial district by filling previously vacant spaces with retail, restaurants, professional services firms, and nonprofits organizations that will attract customers from the Dover area and beyond. READ ABOUT IT

We Need Your Opinion
Downtown Dover Partnership (DDP) is committed to driving an improved quality of life for the residents and visitors of Dover, Delaware. In an effort to continue to serve our constituents including business members, community members, residents and visitors, in the best manner possible, DDP is conducting a stakeholder survey. This survey is a brief, online questionnaire that will take less than 15 minutes to complete. The survey is housed on a secure survey tool website and responses are anonymous. Please note you may receive this request to participate more than once. Please only respond to the survey once.
Downtown Parking Update
Effective 1/1/18, the Loockerman Way parking lot will no longer be open for metered parking spaces. Parking will only be available by permit for that specific lot! Please note there is still 2 hour parking on the street and in both the Bradford St. and Governors Ave. lots, as well as metered parking in the Bradford Street lot. Permits can also be purchased for the Governors Ave. Lot.

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Dover's Downtown Development District

On January 11, 2015, Governor Markell announced Dover's designation as one of three Downtown Development Districts. Property owners in the designated Downtown Development District will be eligible for a variety of incentives from the State, Kent County, the City of Dover, and the Downtown Dover Partnership. The most valuable of these incentives is a rebate of 20% of the construction costs from the State of Delaware for qualifying construction projects over $25,000. The County will match a portion of the State's rebate, and the City will offer a variety of incentives relating to permit fees, impact fees, property taxes, transfer taxes, and business license fees. The Downtown Dover Partnership will provide assistance with architectural fees. More details about these incentives will be forthcoming. Check back soon! READ MORE