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Request for Qualifications

The DDP seeks a qualified developer/team of developers to creatively improve one priority site for immediate redevelopment - 120 S. Governor’s Ave. 

Zoom Sessions

Tues. July 11, 2023

Thurs. July 20, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. EST

Questions & Answers

Coming Soon.

Press Release


 Issuance of RFQ

 June 22, 2023

 Information session via Zoom  July 11 at 9:30 a.m.
 Additional information session via Zoom  July 20 at 9:30 a.m.
 Questions Due  July 25
 Response Due Date  By or before August 15, 2023, 3 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time)
 DDP team reviews Responses and issues requests to a shortlist of Respondents to provide additional information and/or presentation on site or via Zoom.  August 28 - September 15, 2023
 Target date for decision of Developer selection  September 20, 2023

 Recommendation of the Panel-selected Developer shall be made to DDP Board of Directors by the DDP Board President/Executive Director and decision to be made regarding next steps of proposed project.

 Board consensus by vote.

 September 27, 2023

Expression of Interest

 In an effort to develop the local workforce, contractors may indicate their interest in providing services related to redevelopment projects in Downtown Dover by completing an Expression of Interest (EOI).  Wherever possible, the Downtown Dover Partnership (DDP) intends to provide this contact information to vendors (developers, contractors, and others) involved in the redevelopment of the downtown. 

Resources to Vendors

  • Affordable Housing Program (AHP) and voluntary housing grant initative from FHL Bank is now open with approximately $20.3 million in available funding for AHP and $8 million for the voluntary housing grant initiative.
    • Provides grants and subsidized loans for the acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of affordable housing for households with incomes at or below 80% of the area median income. Housing developers partner with FHLBank Pittsburgh members to apply for AHP funding, which is offered through one competitive funding round each year. Grants are awarded to the highest scoring projects.
    • All 2023 forms, guides and application attachments are currently available on FHLBank’s website.
    • Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9. Awards will be announced on Thursday, December 14. If you have questions about the AHP program, please contact
  • Delaware Housing Needs Assessment Public Release
    • Provides housing data and research collected from Delawareans to inform housing agencies and local jurisdictions in prioritizing housing and housing-related services, developing more targeted program and policy responses, and better coordinating federal, state, and local resources. 
    • Join the Delaware State Housing Authority for the public release of the report. The event will include remarks from the lead researcher, legislators, and housing officials.
    • Takes place Tuesday, October 10 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Dover, DE & Virtually. If you have questions, call (302) 739-4263 or visit

The Downtown Dover Partnership (DDP) is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion - both in the organization and in the Dover community.‚Äč

It is the policy of the DDP to grant equal opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, contractual hire, and otherwise. 

Click here to view the Capital City 2030: Transforming Downtown Dover webpage.

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