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.
The 2007 Comprehensive Plan designates potential areas for larger scale economic development. The following are the indentified 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
Questions? Call Planning Services at (302) 744-2471.