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The National Park Service has recently prepared a rehabilitation and use plan for the Sheriff’s House located at 10 Market St. in New Castle, Del. Originally owned by the State of Delaware and administered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, the historic structure was transferred to the federal government in 2013 as part of the process of creating the First State National Historical Park. Compatible adaptive-reuse of the building is needed so that it can be used as park administration-space, and as a centralized visitor contact station and orientation point for information on all sites within the park.
The rehabilitation and use plan for the Sheriff’s House is now available for public review and comment. The comment period closes March 31, 2017. In addition, the Park Service will hold a public meeting to review the plan, answer questions and discuss upcoming steps. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the New Castle Court House Museum located at 211 Delaware St. in New Castle, Del. For additional information, call 302-544-6363.