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Have a suggestion for Fire Station no. 5 reuse? Wilmington is listening

City of Wilmington

The City of Wilmington is asking its citizens for suggestions on what to do with an unused firehouse.

Fire Station no. 5 on Gilpin Avenue in the Forty Acres neighborhood has been abandoned since 2015 when the city moved the operation to Dupont Street.

Now, Mayor Mike Purzycki is issuing a Request for Proposals for the acquisition and reuse of the site.

In a statement, Purzycki called the surrounding community beautiful and said, “the city will look for creative uses for the property that take into consideration what’s appropriate for the community.”

The firehouse is a two-story building on the historic register with a rear fenced and paved parking lot.

The deadline for proposals is on Monday, February 12. Those interested in submitting proposals may tour the property on Thursday, January 25.