The DEPARTMENT OF LAND USE AND PLANNING BOARD of New Castle County will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Gilliam Building, 77 Reads Way, New Castle, DE, beginning at 7 p.m. to consider the following applications.  The order in which the applications are listed is subject to change.


App. 2013-0856-S.  West side Cedar Lane Road, south of Boyds Corner Road.  Exploratory Major Land Development Plan and PLUS review for Northeast Christian Church  proposes to develop the site with a 27,000 square foot, 2-story church, a 3,000 square foot pavilion, and to relocate and renovate a 6,000 square foot historic house on 22 acres.  S (Suburban) zoning district.  CD 12.


App. 2013-0105-S/Z. West side McKennans Church Road, south of Oak Ridge Road and north of Thomas Pointe and McKean High School.   Exploratory Major Land Development Plan, Rezoning and PLUS review for Westhampton proposes to consolidate two parcels and to rezone the area to ST to develop the site with 24 semi-detached dwellings, 71 townhouses and maintaining the existing historic single family home.  Ord. 13-101 will rezone 40.72 acres from S (Suburban) to ST (Suburban Transition).  CD 3.


App. 2014-0177-T.  To Amend New Castle County Code Chapter 40 ( Unified Development Code  or  UDC ), Article 6 ( Sign Regulations ), Regarding Electronic Variable Messaging Signs (EVMS).  Ord. 14-026 is a text amendment that will reduce the time a message on an EVMS sign shall remain fixed to fifteen (15) minutes from the current twelve (12) hours. County Council sponsor:  Joseph Reda.


Considerations of rezonings may include zones other than those specified in the ordinances, and considerations for all other applications, including text amendments, may include changes other than those specified or requested in the proposals.  Time limitations will be imposed on speakers.  Information on all applications is available for public review in the Land Use Department, New Castle County Government Center, 87 Reads Way, Corporate Commons, New Castle, DE, from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.


Individuals needing reasonable accommodations according to the Americans with Disabilities Act, call 395-5400 (TT/TRY/T.D.: D.S., 1-800-232-5460) at least five business days before the meeting/hearing.


Richard E. Killingsworth, Chairman                                                  Eileen P. Fogarty       

Planning Board                                                                                   General Manager