- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

DELAWARE CITY, Del. (AP) - With officials hoping to turn Delaware City into a premier waterfront destination, city residents have voted to extend municipal borders to include the site of a 325-acre residential and retail project being built near the deteriorating Fort DuPont.

The News Journal of Wilmington (http://delonline.us/23uHkq7 ) reports that a redevelopment corporation set up by the state recently began work on a decades-long redevelopment effort on the property surrounding the former military post.

Leading up to the Thursday vote, officials argued annexation would allow the city to reap the tax-revenue benefits of the redevelopment effort.

Officials are planning for a 150-slip marina, restaurant, hotel and as many as 500 residential units to be developed on the land. If those units are occupied, the city’s population of 1,700 could be nearly doubled.

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