Wilmington/Baltimore Avenues Streetscape

The City of Rehoboth Beach is considering implementation of a streetscape improvement concept for the first two blocks of Baltimore and Wilmington avenues as well as adjacent blocks of 1st and 2nd streets. The project's aim is to improve pedestrian and bicycle access and safety and to enhance ambiance that supports commercial vitality.

In February 2021, the city contracted with Rossi Group to develop a streetscape concept plan. Currently, the city is considering scope and funding for this project.

Notable milestones

  • At its April 16, 2021 meeting, the Board of Commissioners adopted the Streetscape Task Force’s recommendations related to specific design concepts to be incorporated into the streetscape improvement concept, including:
    • proceeding with the concept plan without a traffic study
    • not utilizing one-way streets
    • investigating the most practical way to underground utilities
    • abandoning pursuit of limited vehicle access zones except for consideration at the ends of Baltimore and Wilmington avenues near the boardwalk
  • Rossi Streetscape Concept Presentation to Task Force - May 26, 2021
  • Open House for concept presentation held September 29, 2021. See graphic displays from Open House. 
  • Final concept plan presented to Board of Commissioners December 7, 2021.
  • Design and planning consulting firm JMT made a streetscape and utility undergrounding project schedule and funding presentation to the Board of Commissioners December 16, 2022. 

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