Pending Legislation

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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 11-026 sub 2
    To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 40 (Unified Development Code or UDC) regarding redevelopment
  • 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).
  • 12-087
    To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 40 (Unified Development Code) regarding council record plan review
  • 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.
  • 14-026
    To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 40 ("Unified Development Code or "UDC", Article 6 ("Sign Regulations"). regarding electronic variable message signs.
  • 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.).
  • 14-127
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 15-097
    To amend Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Unified Development Code or "UDC") regarding the establishment of a new zoning district known as the Neighborhood Preservation Overlay District (NPOD).
  • 15-098
    To amend Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Unified Development Code or "UDC") regarding the establishment of a new zoning district know as the Economic Empowerment District (EED).
  • 16-066
    To amend Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Unified Development Code or "UDC") regarding the establishment of a new zoning district know as the Economic Empowerment District (EED).
  • 16-067
    To amend Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Unified Development Code or "UDC") regarding the establishment of a new zoning district known as the Neighborhood Preservation Overlay District (NPOD).
  • 16-068
    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.
  • 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.

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

  • 10-64
    Revise zoning map: New Castle Hundred, west side Old State Road, south side Norfolk and southern railroad, and west of U.S. 13 and Llangollen Boulevard; 11.78 acres from S (suburban) to CR (commercial regional); and, to amend the 2007 Comprehensive Plan update consistent therewith. (Exploratory plan for 339 Old State Road proposes to combine three tax parcels and to use an existing 2,850-square-foot building in addition to constructing an additional 24,260 square feet of flex warehousing and commercial rental buildings on 11.78 acres. 2010-0244-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.
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 15-003
    Revise Zoning Map: Pencader Hundred, East Side Glasgow Avenue; South Side of Pulaski Highway (US 40), and West Side of SR 896; 5.65 acres from S (Suburban) to CR (Commercial Regional); and to amend the 2012 Comprehensive Plan consistent therewith.
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • 15-090
    Revise Zoning Map:  Pencader Hundred, West Side La Grange Parkway, North Side US 40 (Pulaski Highway); 1.41 acres from S (Suburban) and H (Historic Overlay) to CR (Commercial Regional) and H (Historic Overlay) and to amend the 2012 Comprehensive Plan Consistent therewith.  (The Exploratory Major Land Development Plan and rezoning for La Grange Plaza proposes to rezone the remaining portion of the existing 2.5 acre parcel to CR to construct a 6,560 square foot restaurant and a 10,720 square foot office/retail building; 2015-0045-S/Z). 
  • 16-008
    Revise previously approved and recorded record major land development plan with rezoning for St. Andrews Addition; Pencader Hundred, North and South Sides of Caledonia Way, South of U.E. RT. 40, and west of Porter Road.  (The Exploratory plan for St. Andrews Addition proposes to develop a plan that will revise the previously approved and recorded apartment footprints, number of stories and locations.  This new plan will supersede the previously approved preliminary plan and rezoning for St. Andrews Addition.  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 05-095 in February, 2006.  ST (Suburban Transition) zoning district; App. 2005-0580-S/Z).
  • 16-065
    Revise zoning ordinance: White Clay Creek Hundred; West Side of Old Harmony Road, north side of Greenridge Road; East side of Harmony Road and opposite Spring Lake Drive; 1.38 acres from S (Suburban) to ST (Suburban Transition); and to amend the 2012 Comprehensive Plan consistent therewith. 
    The Exploratory Minor Land Development Plan and Rezoning for 330 Old Harmony Road proposes to rezone the 1.83 acres to ST to create five residential single family detached building lots.  The property is owned by Harmony Ridge LLC; App. No. 2015-0271-S/Z)
  • 16-082
    Revise zoning map:  Mill Creek Hundred, West Side Valley Road, north of Brook Run and opposite McGrellis Auction Gallery; 19.84 acres from S (Suburban) to ST (Suburban Transition) and to amend the 2012 Comprehensive Plan consistent therewith. The Exploratory Major Land Development Plan and Rezoning for Camoirano Property proposes to rezone the 19.84 acres to ST to construct an open space planned development with 18 twin lots and 38 townhouse lots and subject to the provisions of the Traditional Neighborhood Housing Program.  The property is owned by Camoirano Mushrooms and Grace C. Camoirano.  2016-0130-S/Z.)
  • 16-090
    Revise previously approved Old State Road self storage preliminary plan and rezoning for new Old State Road Self Storage; New Castle Hundred, west side of Old State Road, north and west of the DuPont Highway and opposite Llandgollen.  (The current exploratory plan for Old State Road Self Storage proposes to develop and revise the previously approved preliminary and rezoning plan in a manner that is not in strict conformity with the previously approved preliminary  plan.  The new plan will supersede the previously approved preliminary plan and rezoning for Old State Road Self Storage (2007-1227-S/Z).  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 approve 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 09-093 in May, 2011. CR (Commercial Regional) zoning district; Application No. 2013-0521-S/Z). 

Ordinances Referred to Boards & Commissions Awaiting Return to Council


  • 10-115 sub 1
    To 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.
  • 11-068 sub 1
    To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 26 (Human Resources) Article 1 (In General) to delete section 26.013 (Residency Requirements for Certain County Employees).
  • 11-074
    To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 26 (Human Resources) Article 4 (Pensions) to change pension plan options.
  • 12-067
    To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 (Administration), Article 3 (Officers and Employees), Division 2.03.100 (Code of Ethics) regarding acceptance of gifts.
  • 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.
  • 15-093
    To 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. 

Tabled Legislation


  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 11-073
    To revise Chapter 7 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Property Maintenance Code) regarding instant ticketing.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 12-090
    Amending New Castle County Code Chapter 7 (Property Maintenance Code) regarding garbage and rubbish collection in unincorporated New Castle County
  • 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
  • R12-139
    Requesting that the New Castle County sheriff and New Castle County deputy sheriffs be commissioned as constables
  • 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.
  • 13-040
    To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 1 (General Provisions) and Chapter 2 (Administration), and to create a new Chapter 29 (Agriculture).
  • 13-066
    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.
  • 13-070
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • R14-027
    Requests the County Executive Implement both live and delayed broadcasts of all New Castle County 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.
  • R14-107
    Requests New Castle County Council implement both live and video on demand video broadcasts of all publicly advertised New Castle County Council meetings.
  • R14-108
    Requests New Castle County Council implement video on demand broadcasts of all publicly advertised New Castle County Council meetings.
  • R14-128
    Consenting to the appointment of J. Neil Greenstein to the New Castle County Hockessin Design Review Advisory Committee.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 15-077
    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.
  • 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. 
  • R16-059
    To amend the Claymont Community Redevelopment Plan and Manual of Design Guidelines and modify the Brookview Design Guidelines Manual.
  • 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.