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2018 Comp. Plan
2007 Plan Information

Master Plans


The first working group meeting for the Little Heaven and South Frederica Master Plans was held on Monday December 10, 2018 at 4:00pm at the Kent County Administrative Complex in Room 220 at the address below.

Map Series 


Here is the presentation that was used at that meeting: 12/10/18 Presentation


Feel free to contact us with any questions.


Email: planning@co.kent.de.us

Phone: 302-744-2471

555 Bay Rd. Dover, DE 19901


Little Heaven


Feedback Package used at Workshop

DelDOT Exhibit


South Frederica


Feedback Package used at Workshop

DelDOT Exhibit


As part of the new Comprehensive Plan, the Levy Court has acknowledged that Master Plans are necessary for the Little Heaven Employment Center and South Frederica Area.  We held public workshops at the Frederica Fire Hall on October 29th and 30th for each of these areas to gather input from residents, state agencies, and other community stakeholders. 


Thanks to all that attended!


The 10 year Comprehensive Plan update in Kent County has finished.  We thank everyone who got involved for their help and input.  The Department will continue to post department updates on Facebook when future projects occur.  We will continue to post new information on our Twitter page as well.


Adopted Plan


Full Plan with appendices

Full Plan without appendices


Below are the story maps we produced for the plan process for public review and consupmtion.  They were a big part of gathering and sharing information for the plan and we'd like to continue to provide the information for the near future.


Population and Demographics

Economic Development

Parks and Recreation


Natural Resources

Community Facilities

Historic Preservation

Land Use

Community Design

Intergovernmental Coordination



 Combined Document


June 5th Levy Court Presentation

January 9th Levy Court Presentation  



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Vision Statement


To preserve the rural and community character of Kent County by encouraging the most appropriate use of land, water, and other resources that protects the County's natural, historic, and cultural resources, allows for economic opportunity, preserves farmland, manages growth, and provides a safe sustainable environment in which all citizens may live, work, shop, learn, and play.


Industrial Areas


The 2007 Comprehensive Plan designates potential areas for larger scale economic development.  The following are the indentified areas:



West Cheswold

North Dover

West Frederica

West Milford

South Harrington



Commercial Areas


The 2007 plan also identified areas that would be appropriate for increased commercial uses.  This following map identifies areas around the county that may be able to handle more commercial activity.  It recommends a maximum amount of new zoning acreage within the time between comprehensive plan updates.


Commercial Areas Map 


TDR Program


TDR Maps

TDR Ordinance (Land Development)

TDR Ordinance (Zoning)



Questions? Call Planning Services at (302) 744-2471.

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