The Chris White Community Development Corporation was formed to renovate and operate the 5-story building located at 701 N. Shipley Street.

Volunteer Needed:

Chair of the Building Operating Committee
Click here to learn more about this open position on the CWCDC Board.


23 artist loft apartments (18 with subsidized rents) an art gallery, and a meeting space became a reality in 2010. Funding was obtained through historic and low income housing credits as well as the generosity of several foundations, banks, and the City of Wilmington. Click here to rent an apartment.


Our mission is to develop affordable artist housing along with the supporting infrastructures that cultivate a Wilmington art community capable of innovative and lasting collaborations with the surrounding community.

Our vision: We see a vibrant and just city that is nurtured by the ideas generated by our projects. We recognize that solutions are found in honest and passionate communication. The creativity of interdisciplinary collaboration advanced by our development will infect the city with the joy, determination, and spirit of our friend Christopher W. White.

Chris White, the namesake of our corporation and our gallery.