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2018 Comp. Plan Update
2007 Plan Information

The 10 year Comprehensive Plan update in Kent County has begun.  The Department has joined Facebook to help keep everyone in the public up-to-date on the latest information we have for the plan update.  We will continue to post new information on our Twitter page as well.

 

The public hearings for the Comprehensive Plan will be as follows:

 

Regional Planning Commission - Thursday July 5th at 6:30pm (Their recommendation will be made at the busines meeting on July 12th)

 

Levy Court - Tuesday July 24th at 7:00pm

 

Chapter 5 - Conservation was amended.  Here are the changes:

Synopsis - Revised

Chapter 5

Map 5D - revised 

 

Full Final Draft

 

 2018 Comprehensive Plan - Final Draft

Appendices

 

Final Draft with changes from previous draft "bluelined"

 

Full First Draft

 

2018 Comprehensive Plan - Draft #1

Appendices

 

As the comprehensive plan is being written, we are producing a series of informational story maps that will share information about the county and potential ideas or recommendations for this plan.  Follow along as they are released!

 

Individual Chapters 

Population and Demographics

Economic Development

Parks and Recreation

 Housing

Natural Resources

Community Facilities

Historic Preservation

Land Use

Community Design

Intergovernmental Coordination

Transportation

 

 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:

 

Clayton

West Cheswold

North Dover

West Frederica

West Milford

South Harrington

Farmington

 

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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