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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.

The Unlock the Block initiative invites property owners to learn about:

  • How the initiative will help owners of vacant commercial properties along Loockerman Street and adjacent streets secure a qualified tenant with a long-term lease
  • Possible incentives for redevelopment of commercial properties that are available from state, county, city and other sources
  • Local building regulations including licensing and inspections