Pending Legislation

Text Amendment Ordinances Referred to Department of Land Use Awaiting Return to Council

  • 17-108To Amend New Castle County Code Chapter 40 (Also Known as the Unified Development Code or "UDC"). Article 3 ("Use Regulations") and Article 33 ("Definitions").
  • 17-094- To Amend New Castle County Code Chapter 40 (Also Known As The Unified Development Code Or “UDC”), Article 7 (“Transfer Of Development Rights And Other Incentives And Bonuses”) Regarding The Traditional Neighborhood Housing Program.
  • 16-144- To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 (“Administration”), article 5 (“Departments and Offices”), division 2.05.500 (“Department of Administration”), section 2.05.503 (“Office of Finance”) to clarify county investment law.
  • 16-088- To Revise New Castle County Code, Chapter 40, (also known as the Unified Development Code or "UDC") regarding impact fees for fire and rescue. 
  • 15-096- To amend Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Unified Development Code or "UDC") regarding the adoption of a new Appendix 7 to provide guiding principles for development.
  • 15-084                                                                                                            To revise Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also know as the Unified Development Code - UDC) regarding the establishment of an open lands (O) zoning district.
  •  14-127- To amend Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the "Unified Development Code" or "UDC"), Article 33 ("Definitions") regarding parking structures.
  • 14-075                                                                                                      Revise Zoning Map: New Castle Hundred. West Side Bear/Christiana Road (SR 7), North Side Newtown Road, and south of Rivers End Drive; 3.21 acres from NC10 (Neighborhood Conversation) to CN (Commercial Neighborhood); and to amend the 2012 Comprehensive Plan consistent therewith. (The Exploratory Minor Land Development Plan for Newtown Square proposed to consolidate seven parcels and to rezone the area to CN to construct three one-story buildings with 22,700 square feet of commercial floor area, 2014-0336-S/Z.).
  • 14-026- To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 40 ("Unified Development Code or "UDC", Article 6 ("Sign Regulations"). regarding electronic variable message signs.
  • 12-094- To revise Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Unified Development Code or UDC) regarding the establishment of an open space zoning district.
  • 12-087- To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 40 (Unified Development Code) regarding council record plan review
  • 11-115- To amend the New Castle County Code Chapter 40 (also known as the Unified Development Code or UDC) regarding institutional residential uses (type II).
  • 11-026 sub 2- To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 40 (Unified Development Code or UDC) regarding redevelopment
  • 10-059- To revise Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Unified Development Code - UDC) regarding Article 7 (Transfer of Development Rights and Other Incentives and Bonuses) and Article 33 (Definitions) to eliminate workforce housing regulations.
  • 08-046- To revise Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Unified Development Code - UDC) Article 7 (transfer of development rights and other incentives and bonuses) regarding research and technology use development bonuses.

Rezoning Ordinances Referred to Department of Land Use Awaiting Return To Council

  • 17-118- Revise Zoning Map:  Brandywine Hundred, 1 Prospect Avenue, Northeast Corner Of The Intersection Of Concord Pike And Prospect Avenue, Tax Parcel Number 06-064.00-093, Rezone 0.071 Acres From NC (Neighborhood Conservation) 6.5 To CN (Commercial Neighborhood) And Amend The Comprehensive Plan Consistent Therewith. 
  • 17-117Revise Zoning Map: New Castle Hundred, 2101 North Dupont Highway, Northwest Side Of North Dupont Highway, North Of Central Avenue And South Of Lovelace Avenue, Tax Parcel Number 10-009.40-015; 0.23 Acres From NC6.5 (Neighborhood Conservation) To CR (Commercial Regional) And To Amend The Comprehensive Plan Consistent Therewith.
  • 17-116- Revise Previously Approved Preliminary Major Land Development Plan With Rezoning For Columbia Place At Garden Of Eden Road; Brandywine Hundred; South Side Of Garden Of Eden Road, West Of Concord Pike And East Of Taunton Drive; Tax Parcel Number 06-051.00-014 (100 Garden Of Eden Road)
  • 17-115- Revise Zoning Map:  White Clay Creek Hundred, South Side Of Churchmans Road At The Terminus Of Addison Drive, Tax Parcel Numbers 09-024.00-013, 09-025.00-008, 09-025.00-009, 09-025.00-010, 09-025.00-011,  100 Addison Drive, Rezone 136.56 Acres From S (Suburban) To ST (Suburban Transition), Rezone 0.13 Acres From NC (Neighborhood Conservation) 6.5 To CR (Commercial Regional), Rezone 7.45 Acres From S (Suburban) To CR(Commercial Regional), Rezone 2.12 Acres From NC (Neighborhood Conservation) 6.5 To ST (Suburban Transition) And To Amend The Comprehensive Plan Consistent Therewith.
  • 17-107- Revise Zoning Map:  St. Georges Hundred, North Side Of Boyds Corner Road, 1250 Feet East Of Summit Bridge Road, Tax Parcel Number 13-007.00-031,  451 Boyds Corner Road, Rezone 26.40 Acres From S (Suburban) And NC (Neighborhood Conservation) 21 To I (Industrial) And To Amend The Comprehensive Plan Consistent Therewith
  • 17-106- Revise Zoning Map:  Brandywine Hundred, 1 Prospect Avenue, Northeast Corner Of The Intersection Of Concord Pike And Prospect Avenue, Tax Parcel Number 06-064.00-093, Rezone 0.099 Acres From NC (Neighborhood Conservation) 6.5 To CN (Commercial Neighborhood) And Amend The Comprehensive Plan Consistent Therewith. 
  • 17-045- Revise Zoning Map:  White Clay Creek Hundred; 906 South Chapel Street, Newark, Delaware; Tax Parcel Number 11-006.10-274; 1.2 acres from ON(Office Neighborhood) to CN(Commercial Neighborhood).  (The Exploratory plan for South Chapel Street Dunkin Donuts proposes a 2,168 square foot restaurant with associated improvements; Application No. 2016-0790-S/Z.) 
  • 16-137- Revise Zoning Map:  New Castle Hundred; north side Christiana Road, 1500 feet west of Churchmans Road; 0.89 acres from ON (Office Neighborhood) to CN (Commercial Neighborhood) (The exploratory plan and rezoning for 100 Christiana Road proposes to rezone 0.89 acres to CN to construct a 5.253 square foot retail building.  The property is owned by Francisco Conigliaro; 2016-494-S/Z.
  • 15-074- Revise Zoning Map:  Pencader Hundred, Southeast Side Pulaski Highway (US 40), Southwest of East Scotland Drive and Northeast of the Norfolk and Southern RR; 0.8665 Acres From I (Industrial) to CN (Commercial Neighborhood).  (The Exploratory Minor Land Development Plan for Advance Auto Parts proposes to construct a 6,889 square foot auto parts store on 0.8665 acre; 2015-0093-S/Z.
  • 15-055- Revise Zoning Map: St. Georges Hundred, South Side Boyds Corner Road, East Side Shallcross Lake Road, North Side Greylag Road, and West of US 13; 65.39 Acres from S (Suburban) to ST (Suburban Transition).  (The Exploratory Major Land Development Plan for Baker Farm proposes to rezone the property to ST for a development of 143 single-family detached dwellings on 65.39 acres. 2014-0739-S/Z.
  • 14-133- Revise Zoning Map: Appoquinimink Hundred, South Side of Noxontown Road; West Side of Harris Road, and West Side of SR 1 and US 13; 2.19 acres from SR (Suburban Reserve to I (Industrial) to to amend the 2012 Comprehensive Plan consistent therewith.
  • 13-037- Revise zoning map: Pencader Hundred, east side Summit Bridge Road (SR 896), south of Porter Road, and north of Howell School Road; 45.32 acres from S (suburban) to ST (suburban transition) and to amend the comprehensive plan consistent therewith. (The exploratory major land development plan and rezoning for colony at Summit Bridge - East proposes to rezone a portion of the property to ST for a residential open space planned development option for 150 dwellings (39 single-family detached, 24 single-family twin units, and 87 single-family townhouse units; 2012-0603-S/Z).
  • 13-036- Revise zoning map: Christiana Hundred, east side Centerville Road, south of Kirkwood Highway (SR 2), on the southeast side of the SR 2 and SR 141 interchange ramp; 5.33 acres from S (suburban) to CR (commercial regional) and to amend the comprehensive plan consistent therewith. (The Exploratory Minor Land Development Plan and Rezoning for Walmart expansion at Prices Corner proposes to rezoning to CR 5.33 acres of land adjacent to the interchange ramp and to expand the existing Walmart by 43,455 square feet for a total 180,296 square feet of commercial retail, 2013-0128-S/Z.)
  • 11-078- Revise zoning map: Christiana Hundred, east side Montchanin Road, south side Barley Mill Road (SR 141), Wilmington, DE; 2 acres from OR (office regional) to CN (commercial neighborhood). (Exploratory minor land development plan and rezoning for 20 Montchanin Road proposes to rezone a portion of the 19.8-acre site to CN (Commercial Neighborhood) and to construct a 6,000 square foot building. 2011-0201-S/Z)
  • 10-100- Revise zoning map: New Castle Hundred, east side of East Main Street, north of SR 273, and west of SR 1; 4.28 acres from NC15 (neighborhood conservation) to CN (commercial neighborhood); and, to amend the 2007 Comprehensive Plan update consistent therewith. (Exploratory plan for the East Main Street Hotel proposes to construct a three-story 15,390-square-foot 70 room hotel on 4.28 acres with 3.06 acres of open space. 2010-0584-S/Z.)
  • 10-098- To revise Article 8 (Nonconforming Situations) of Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Unified Development Code or UDC) regarding redevelopment of approved but unbuilt structures.

Ordinances Referred to Boards & Commissions Awaiting Return to Council

  • 18-013- To Amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 ("Administration") Article 4 (Boards, Committees and Commissions") Division 2.04.100 ("Ethics Commission"), Section 2.04.103 ("Investigations") to Deter Frivolous Complaints.
  • 18-012- To Amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 ("Administration"), Article 4 ("Boards, Committees and Commissions"), Division 2.04.100 ("Ethics Commission"), Section 2.04.103 ("Investigations") to Ensure Proper Notification.
  • 18-011- Amending Section 2.04.103 L (Confidentiality)  of the New Castle County Ethics Code to Allow the Same Free Speech Rights Afforded the Complainant to the Subject of the Complaint.
  • 18-010- Amending Section 2.04.103 A (Complaint of the New Castle County Ethics Code to Require the Ethics Commission to Provide the Name(s) of Any or All Complainants to the Subject of a Filed Complaint.
  • 17-051To amend the New Castle County Code Chapter 2 ("Administration") Article 3 ("Officers and Employees") Division 2.03.100 ("Code of Ethics"), Section 2.03.106 ("Financial Disclosure: Statements Required") regarding person required to file a Statement Of Financial Interests.
  • 17-046To amend New Castle County Code Section 26.03.503 (“Method of Filling Vacancies”) regarding elimination of vacant positions.

  • 17-042To Amend New Castle County Code, Chapter 2 (“Administration”), Article 3 (“Officers And Employees”), Division 2.03.100 (“Code Of Ethics”), Section 2.03.102 (“Definitions”), Regarding Prohibitions Of An Official Or Employee Using His Or Her Authority To Benefit Immediate Family Members.

  • 17-039-To Amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 (“Administration”), Article 3 (“Officers And Employees”), Division 2.03.100 (“Code Of Ethics”), Section 2.03.106 (“Financial Disclosure:  Statements Required”) Regarding Persons Required To File A Statement Of Financial Interests.

  • 15-093To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 26("Human Resources") Article 4 ("Pensions"), regarding investments ensuring that the Pension Board demonstrates its commitment to responsible investing by refusing to invest in companies that support the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement and boycott of the State of Israel.

  • 13-069 - To revise New Castle County Code Chapter 2 (Administration), Article 5 (Departments and Offices), Division 2.05.500 (Department of Administration), Section 2.05.505 (Employees' Retirement System Board of Trustees - Created; Organization; Duties Generally) to ensure the future viability of the New Castle County employees' retirement system by expanding and adding to the retirement system Board of Trustees two subject matter experts.

  • 12-067To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 (Administration), Article 3 (Officers and Employees), Division 2.03.100 (Code of Ethics) regarding acceptance of gifts.

  • 11-068 sub 1To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 26 (Human Resources) Article 1 (In General) to delete section 26.013 (Residency Requirements for Certain County Employees).

  • 10-115 sub 1To amend Chapter 26 of the New Castle County Code relating to the employees' retirement system and the county employees' pension plan to provide for service retirement annuity after 25 years credited service for Emergency Medical Service Division employees or Emergency Communications Division employees and providing for increased employee contributions from employees and further amendments related thereto.

Tabled Legislation

  • 17-096- Revise Previously Approved Preliminary Major Land Development Plan With Rezoning For Vista At Red Lion – Section 2; Red Lion Hundred; South Side Of Old Porter Road, West Of Red Lion Road, East Of Grissom Lane. (The Revised Plan For Vista At Red Lion – Section 2 Proposes To Revise The Previously Approved Design Of The Subdivision.  This New Plan Will Supersede The Previously Approved Preliminary Plan And Rezoning.  Former Section 40.31.114 Of The New Castle County Code (Which Applies To Former Process Plans) Requires That All Subsequent Land Development Plans To A Previously Approved Preliminary And Rezoning Plan Be In Strict Conformity With The Development On The Approved Preliminary Plan That Was Relied Upon By County Council When It Granted The Rezoning.  County Council Adopted Ordinance 09-092 In March, 2011. St (Suburban Transition) Zoning District; Application 2008-0003-S/Z)
  • 17-095- Revise Previously Approved Preliminary Major Land Development Plan With Rezoning For Vista At Red Lion – Section 1; Red Lion Hundred; North Side Of Old Porter Road, West Of Red Lion Road, East Of Grissom Lane. (The Revised Plan For Vista At Red Lion – Section 1 Proposes To Revise The Previously Approved Design Of The Subdivision.  This New Plan Will Supersede The Previously Approved Preliminary Plan And Rezoning.  Former Section 40.31.114 Of The New Castle County Code (Which Applies To Former Process Plans) Requires That All Subsequent Land Development Plans To A Previously Approved Preliminary And Rezoning Plan Be In Strict Conformity With The Development On The Approved Preliminary Plan That Was Relied Upon By County Council When It Granted The Rezoning.  County Council Adopted Ordinance 09-091 In March, 2011. St (Suburban Transition) Zoning District; Application 2008-0002-S/Z)
  • 17-070
    To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 14 (“Finance and Taxation”) regarding the process for abatement of certain taxes and penalties for certain exempt organizations.
  • 17-031- To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 14 (“Finance and Taxation”) to require a ten-thirteenths vote to expend funds from the Tax Stabilization Reserve Account and the Sewer Rate Stabilization Account.
  • 16-118- To amend the New Castle County Code Chapter 2 ("Administration") to restrict the hiring, reclassification or other movement of New Castle County political appointees/unclassified service employees into protected New Castle County Merit System positions during an administrations' lame duck session.
  • 16-064- To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 7 ("Property maintenance Code") to strengthen the protection of private and public property from the damaging spread of bamboo.
  • R16-034- To amend a Declaration of Restrictions for tax parcel no. 08-044.10.388, located along the north side of state route 7 (Limestone Road), Mill Creek Hundred, to reduce the existing thirty (30) foot required landscape buffer along the rear property between the automotive service building and residential properties in the community of Sheridan Square to a minimum of seven and one-half (7.5) feet to accommodate nineteen (19) new parking spaces. 
  • 15-077- To amend the pay plan and rates of pay for non-classified services employees and adopt the class specification for the position of Public Safety Grant Analyst.
  • 15-063- To amend the rates of pay for unclassified employees of County Council and to revise the FY16 approved operating budget to appropriate $19,100 to County Council for salaries and wages.
  • 15-057- To amend the rates of pay for unclassified employees of County Council and to revise the FY16 approved operating budget to appropriate $12,500 for salaries and wages.
  • R14-128- Consenting to the appointment of J. Neil Greenstein to the New Castle County Hockessin Design Review Advisory Committee..
  • R14-108- Requests New Castle County Council implement video on demand broadcasts of all publicly advertised New Castle County Council meetings.
  • R14-107- Requests New Castle County Council implement both live and video on demand video broadcasts of all publicly advertised New Castle County Council meetings.
  • R14-028- To amend Rule 4 ("Regular Council Meetings"), Section 4.1 ("In General") of the Rules of the County Council of New Castle County to include notice that all regular meetings of County Council are broadcast and streamed.
  • R14-027- Requests the County Executive Implement both live and delayed broadcasts of all New Castle County meetings.
  • 14-020
    To Amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 ("Administration") concerning County Attorney or Designee Approval of Executive Branch generated legislation as to legality.
  • 14-003- To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 ("Administration") concerning County Attorney or designee approval of Executive Branch legislation as to form and legality.
  • 13-070- Amend the pay plans and rates of pay for non-union unclassified service employees of the Executive Office in order to revise the pay rates for members of board and commissions.
  • 13-066- To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 (Administration) to extend and in instances expand executive branch department and office monthly status and/or progress reports to council and to the public to enhance transparency and accountability for services and projects of keen interest to residents.
  • 13-040- To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 1 (General Provisions) and Chapter 2 (Administration), and to create a new Chapter 29 (Agriculture).
  • 13-012- Amend the grants budget: appropriate federal grant award of $195,300 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to the federal fiscal year 2010 Homeland Security Grant Program for the New Castle County Department of Public Safety.
  • R12-139- Requesting that the New Castle County sheriff and New Castle County deputy sheriffs be commissioned as constables
  • R12-136- Plan of Delaware Hospice: Mill Creek Hundred; southwesterly side of Polly Drummond Hill Road and Fox Den Road; proposal to subdivide the existing parcel into two lots; construct a 24-bed, 59,978-square-foot hospice facility and associated site improvements; S zoning
  • R12-136- Plan of Delaware Hospice: Mill Creek Hundred; southwesterly side of Polly Drummond Hill Road and Fox Den Road; proposal to subdivide the existing parcel into two lots; construct a 24-bed, 59,978-square-foot hospice facility and associated site improvements; S zoning
  • 12-090- Amending New Castle County Code Chapter 7 (Property Maintenance Code) regarding garbage and rubbish collection in unincorporated New Castle County
  • 12-010- Revise zoning map: White Clay Creek Hundred, southeast side East Chestnut Hill Road, southwest of Augusta Drive and Stanley Plaza Boulevard, and northeast of Todd Lane; 2.96 acres from S (suburban) to CN (commercial neighborhood) and to amend the Comprehensive Plan consistent therewith. (The Exploratory Minor Land Development Plan and Rezoning for 659 E. Chestnut Hill Road proposes to rezone 2.96 acres to CN (Commercial Neighborhood), demolish the existing structure, and construct a 19,028-square-foot two-story office building. 2011-0531-S/Z).
  • R11-187- Plan of High Hook Farms: St. Georges Hundred; south side of Vance Neck Road; 3,000 feet east of Ashleigh Drive; major land development plan that creates 387 lots as an open space planned subdivision (workforce housing); S zoning.
  • 11-073- To revise Chapter 7 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Property Maintenance Code) regarding instant ticketing.
  • 11-006- Amend the annual operating budget: revise Special Services.
  • 10-120- To declare surplus certain lands of New Castle County associated with the New Castle County airport and to permit their dedication to the Delaware Department of Transportation for roadway improvements.
  • 09-114- To revise Chapter 14 of the New Castle County Code to exempt certain property from taxation.
  • 09-108- Revise zoning map: Christiana Hundred, southwest corner of Kirkwood Highway and Hawthorne Avenue abutting the west side of the SR 141 off-ramp; 0.71 acre from NC5 (neighborhood conservation) to CN (commercial neighborhood); and to amend the Comprehensive Plan consistent therewith. (Preliminary plan for 2900 Kirkwood Highway (5 Hawthorne Avenue) proposes to subdivide the existing 0.95 acre parcel into two lots with the first lot to be developed with a 2,857-square-foot two-story office building and the second lot to remain residential for a future dwelling unit. 2009 0085-S/Z.)