State holds community meeting on Fort DuPont

Delaware officials are working to develop a plan to reuse the Historic Fort DuPont Complex in Delaware City, which is also the least visited state park.

The first community meeting will be held Thursday in an effort to create a new master plan to redevelop the site. The meeting will be held at the Delaware City Fire Hall at 7 p.m.

Fort DuPont is recognized for its military history and as a prime bird-watching spot. But the historic buildings at the property have fallen into poor condition. Coastal storms and floods also threaten the infrastructure.

State officials contracted with design firm Sasaki Associates Inc. of Watertown, Mass., to provide environmental and engineering advice for the site. The effort also will include recommendations for future use of the site.

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