Our Neighborhood

LOMA – the Lower Market Street District – is the work of a group of local creative professionals who share a vision for establishing a dynamic live / work / play community in downtown Wilmington. With the cooperation of local entrepreneurs, Arts / Education institutions, city leaders, and property owners, LOMA is poised to take a leadership position in connecting Creativity to Commerce in the First State.

The Creative Class of our region is ready to concentrate in an area that can deliver character, proximity, and an engaged, progressive community. Because good design elicits a positive emotional response from its audience. Because design is a critical and creative piece of our local and national economies. Because creativity cannot be outsourced. Because it’s fun!

Why Lower Market Street? Because it’s got great architectural bones. Because there is a human scale in walking a street with low 3- and 4- story buildings. Because it’s centrally located among economic, educational and entertainment headquarters. Because a coherent vision has formed among those who work in, invest in, and participate in the community.

Lincoln Square is surrounded by big business, small businesses, the legal community, great restaurants and shops, live performance venues, residents and the beautiful landscape of the Christina and Brandywine Rivers.

See the map to the right for a sampling of what is exciting in LOMA.


1. Lincoln Square
2. Courthouse/Dunkin Donuts
3. JP Morgan Chase
4. Del Tech
5. Colonial Parking
6. LOMA Coffee
7. Dragon Cuisine
8. The Renaissance Centre
9. DCAD
10. Delaware Historical Society
11. Parcels
12. The Queen Theater

13. The Grand
14. Barclays Bank
15. AAA
16. Harry’s Seafood Grille
17. The Residences at Christiana Landing
18. The Riverfront Market
19. The Residences at Justison Landing
20. Extreme Pizza
21. Cavanaugh’s Restaurant
22. Qdoba Mexican Grille
23. The Residences of Rodney Square
24. Hotel Dupont