• Unlock the Block

To receive updates on Unlock the Block, click below to complete the "Expression of Interest."

Properties may be added or deleted from the project as conditions warrant throughout the Unlock the Block project timeframe. All negotiations for spaces/properties will be undertaken by and between property owner and applicant/prospective lessee and under advisement by their respective attorneys.

Unlock the Block

Unlock the Block Launches in Downtown Dover

Unlock the Block encourages economic vitality, facilitates re-development of first-floor commercial properties, and contributes to a vibrant commercial district in downtown Dover by securing owners of retail and professional goods and service businesses that have the capacity to serve/draw local and regional customers alike. T  Targeted applicants are successful, established business owners that wish to expand into "brick and mortar" locations.

The Unlock the Block initiative originated from NCALL’s Restoring Central Dover Economic Development Working Group.  In addition to Downtown Dover Partnership representatives, small business resource partners and sponsors of Unlock the Block include NCALL/Restoring Central Dover, Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce, City of Dover, the Delaware Division of Small Business, True Access Capital, the Small Business Development Center, Wilmington University, and private small business consultants.

Please complete the Expression of Interest (button at left) if you would like to be contacted when new downtown Dover commercial properties become available within this program.