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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 - On July 12th they voted unanmouisly to recommend approval of the Plan as presented.


Levy Court - Tentatively rescheduled for Tuesday September 11th at 7:00pm. Please check our site for any future changes to this schedule.


Chapter 7 - Land Use was amended.  here are the changes:


Chapter 7


Two additional maps have been amended:


Map 2A - Revised

Map 7C - Revised


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

Synopsis - Revised

Chapter 5

Map 5D - revised 


Full Final Draft


 2018 Comprehensive Plan - Final Draft



Final Draft with changes from previous draft "bluelined"


Full First Draft


2018 Comprehensive Plan - Draft #1



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


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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