Rep. Matthews: Let’s Work Together to Improve Claymont

The following letter to the editor appeared in the June 1 edition of the (Wilmington) News Journal.

I want to thank Commercial Development Company for presenting an ambitious and well-designed plan to redevelop the former steel mill site in Claymont. Based on what we’ve seen, the project could bring as many as 5,000 jobs to Delaware, add needed improvements to our transportation system, and create opportunities for entrepreneurs and local start-ups to realize their visions.

As the state representative for the area in which the redevelopment is set to take place, one of my top priorities is to make sure the voices of nearby residents are included in the process. So far, CDC has been proactive in gathering resident feedback and addressing community concerns. This is encouraging, and I hope the project planners will continue to engage the community as they move ahead with this exciting proposal.

It’s important that we all come together and help move this project forward. We can ensure that our quality of life improves in Claymont, while also laying the foundations for an exciting job-creating center that will benefit all of Delaware.

Sean Matthews
State Representative
10th District