Area and Special Studies
Our goal is to maximize the beauty, functionality and unique features of New Castle County through developing strategies for special areas, activities and public interests. Partnering with state, county and municipal agencies, organizations and non-profits, we identify functions, corridors or designated areas on which to focus, hold public workshops and solicit input, present data and draft objectives for discussion and develop the best path forward for reaching the shared objectives.
The Department of Land Use would like to thank all who attended the recent public meeting on Methods for the Preservation of Byways. You may review a PDF of the presentation here.
Please email us at LandUse@nccde.org with any questions or comments.
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Community Open House - 3/1/18:
As part of its community outreach and engagement efforts, the New Castle County Department of Land Use hosted a Community Open House on the evening of March 1, 2018 at the James Gilliam Building in New Castle, Delaware. The Department discussed with nearly 100 residents and community stakeholders the following key timely items:
Approach for updating the New Castle County Comprehensive Plan;
Updating certain sections of the Unified Development Code; and
Attendees also participated in a Level of Service group exercise where they played the role of a New Castle County official who was tasked with balancing economic development and job creation considerations with real-world traffic capacity concerns. (Spoiler alert: TIDs ruled the day!)
View the summary report.
Panel Discussion on Traffic Impact Requirements for Land Development in New Castle County - 10/18/17:
A panel discussion on the topic of Level of Service (LOS) with representatives from New Castle County’s Department of Land Use and the transportation, economic, civic, and engineering communities was held on October 18, 2017, at the Route 9 Library & Innovation Center in New Castle. A complete report on the event is available (PDF).