Zoning

Zoning Maps
Zoning maps are used to determine the applicable zoning for areas within New Castle County.  There are a variety of zoning districts in New Castle County which fall into these general categories:

URBAN DISTRICTS:
  • TN (Traditional Neighborhood)
SUBURBAN TRANSITION DISTRICTS:
  • ST (Suburban Transition) - residential
  • MM (Manufactured Mobile Home) - residential
  • ON (Office Neighborhood) - lower density/scale office development
  • OR (Office Regional) - higher density/scale office development
  • CR (Commercial Regional) - higher density/scale commercial development
  • BP (Business Park)
  • I (Industrial)
SUBURBAN DISTRICTS
  • CN (Commercial Neighborhood) - lower density/scale commercial development
  • S (Suburban) - residential
  • SE (Suburban Estate) - residential, no sewer services
  • SR (Suburban Reserve) - residential, farmland, future sewer and water service planned)
SPECIAL DISTRICTS
  • NC (Neighborhood Conservation) - residential, existing developments, numbers following denote lot size or type of residential development (eg., NC10 indicates Neighborhood Conservation with minimum 10,000 square foot lot size; NCAP indicates Neighborhood Conservation with apartments
  • HI (Heavy Industry)
  • EX (Extraction)
  • H (Historic Overlay) - applies additional standards to the base zoning
  • HT (Hometown Overlay) - standards specific to the particular district