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The final stage is set for redevelopment of the Lighthouse Cove in Dewey Beach.

The property formally known as Ruddertowne is now being demolished with completion expected within the next month.

The Lighthouse Cove held an end of an era event for the 40 year old facility earlier in November.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the next phase will include a baywalk, a new commercial space, a restaurant and events venue as well as a new parking lot and residential condos.

A final completion date has not yet been announced.

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Two downtown city parking lots -- 1 and 11 -- in Salisbury could finally get redeveloped.

This coming Monday the City Council is expected to finalize a contract with Devreco.

Council President Jake Day told the Salisbury Daily Times that during a closed door meeting this week the council decided move ahead with the contract.

The council is hoping to see a multi-use development that would include apartments and retail outlets as well as open space and parking.

The paper reports that developer Brad Gillis called the deal a “great opportunity”.

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Revitalization of downtown Dover got a boost yesterday.

Governor Jack Markell signed a law that allows cities to get a portion of the area designated as a Downtown Development District.

The measure provides significant incentives for those investing at least $125-thousand into the district.

WMDT reports that Markell’s office said the specific requirements and benefits for the program will be provided in the coming weeks.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Delaware Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit stemming from a controversial redevelopment project in suburban Wilmington.

The justices were to convene Wednesday to hear arguments over a Chancery Court decision nullifying a New Castle County council rezoning vote for the proposed Barley Mill Plaza redevelopment project.