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2018 Comp. Plan
TDR Program
2007 Plan Information

Master Plans

 As part of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan, the Levy Court has acknowledged that Master Plans are necessary for the Little Heaven Employment Center and South Frederica Area.  

 

The Levy Court approved the Little Heaven and South Frederica Master Plans at the 12/15/20 Levy Court meeting.  Below are the Plans for each area with an accompanying map:

 

Little Heaven: Document  /  Map

South Frederica:  Document  /  Map

 

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Zoning Ordinance (Kent County Code Chapter 205) Update

The Planning Staff has been working on an update to this section of the County Code.  Below is a draft of the updated ordinance and a presentation highlighting the changes being proposed.  No schedule has been set for its approval, so comments on this ordinance are welcomed at anytime.

 

Draft Zoning Ordinance Update

Zoning Code Update Overview Presentation

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The 10 year Comprehensive Plan update in Kent County finished in 2018.  We thank everyone who got involved for their help and input.

 

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

 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  

 

     

 

 Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Program

 

We've created an interactive story map to help explain what the TDR program entails in Kent County.  It includes some wonderful maps, descriptions, and links to the documents you would need to get started.

 

Exploring Transfer of Development Rights

 

 

Here are links to the older static maps and the code sections that apply:

TDR Maps

TDR Ordinance (Land Development)

TDR Ordinance (Zoning)

 

 

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

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 

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