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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.


We welcome you to join us at one of our workshops on the Comprehensive Plan draft.  We'll look for input and comments on the Plan and have exercises available to record your preferences.  This is a "drop in" workshop where no lecture style presentation will be made. 


Monday February 26 at Magnolia Fire Hall

Monday March 5 at Kent County Complex

Wednesday March 7 at Cheswold Fire Hall


All dates begin at 6:00 PM.

See the Flyer for all the information.


Full First Draft


2018 Comprehensive Plan - Draft #1



After you read the draft, please take our survey to tell us what you feel are the most important parts of the plan.




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


Natural Resources

Community Facilities

Historic Preservation

Land Use

Community Design

Intergovernmental Coordination



 Combined Document


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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