Justison Landing Mixed-Use Development

Wilmington, Delaware
Client: Delaware Department of Transportation and Riverfront Development Corporation


Created a thriving, safe urban riverfront district with people-friendly connections to the Christina River along with park and plaza areas with passive and active activities. Justison Landing is a vibrant, urban mixed-use riverfront redevelopment on a former 33-acre brownfield site in Wilmington, Delaware, and is phase one of a multi-phased $500 million project with 260 condominiums; 50 townhouses; 184 loft units; 196 apartments; 98,000 sq. ft. of retail space; and 300,000 sq. ft. of commercial space.

Firm Accomplishments

  • Planned, designed and implemented a comprehensive urban redevelopment master plan.
  • Established a hierarchy of streetscape treatments for a new, 12 city-block grid.
  • Took initial concepts through construction and worked collaboratively with engineers, architects, developers and state and city agencies including Delaware Department of Transportation; Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware; The Buccini/Pollin Group, developer/client; RK&K, engineers.
  • Designed a new central brick-and-granite plaza with a raised intersection that is reminiscent of traditional European plazas.
  • Addressed urban runoff water and promoted infiltration with stormwater management practices.


2012 Merit Award from American Society of Landscape Architects, Maryland and Potomac Chapters 2010 Brick in Architecture Award as a Silver Winner in the Paving and Landscape Architecture category from The Brick Industry Association