The Plaza at Boyds Corner proposed north of Middletown; Appoquinimink Library opened

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Administrative Librarian John Phillos shows Kathy Knotts of Buck Simpers Artchitects & Associates, Inc., where the new New Castle County Southern Library will be located. Land has been purchased for the library to be built on a portion of the Promenade property on Main and Catherine streets in Middletown.
Administrative Librarian John Phillos shows Kathy Knotts of Buck Simpers Artchitects & Associates, Inc., where the new New Castle County Southern Library will be located. Land has been purchased for the library to be built on a portion of the Promenade property on Main and Catherine streets in Middletown.

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🏡 The Plaza at Boyds Corner proposed north of Middletown

A homebuilder has proposed an apartment complex with some retail and office space at Boyds Corner Road (Route 896) and Route 13 north of Middletown.

Preliminary plans for The Plaza at Boyds Corner show 11 buildings of varying size connected by parking lots that would have 276 total units. The three central buildings would be four stories with either retail or office space. The rest of the buildings would be three stories.

The applicant is listed as Aravin Pratapaqiri, a co-founder of Landmark Homes.

A previous plan for the site included a larger commercial development.

To the east between Route 13 and Route 1 is a property known as Huber's Crossing where site work has begun on a multi-phased shopping center. West of the proposed Plaza at Boyds Corner a number of residential communities are in development, including Baker Farm and the Village of Bayberry South.

📚 Appoquinimink Library opened Friday

The new New Castle County Appoquinimink Library celebrated its grand opening June 24.

Located at 204 E. Main St. in Middletown, the library is more than double the size of the facility it is replacing. It has a maker space, a recording studio, five study rooms, two conference rooms, designated teen and children's spaces and a large community room.

The project was announced in October 2018 with an estimated cost of $24 million.

This article originally appeared on Delaware News Journal: The Plaza at Boyds Corner proposed north of Middletown; Appoquinimink Library opened Friday