Southern NCC Master Plan

The Department of Land Use, Wilmington Area Planning Council, and the Delaware Department of Transportation are developing a Master Plan for Southern New Castle County (SNCC), encompassing the entire area of New Castle County below the C & D Canal. The Master Plan builds on the work of previous plans, including the 2009 Infrastructure Master Plan and the 2003 Local Road Plan, and will help guide development and transportation decisions in one of New Castle County’s fastest growing areas for decades to come.  For complete information regarding this study, please visit WILMAPCO's Southern New Castle County Master Plan webpage.


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Southern NCC Master Plan Visioning Workshops held Jan. 31 & March 13, 2019

The Department of Land Use, DelDOT, and WILMAPCO are developing the Southern New Castle County Master Plan. By participating in the planning process, residents and stakeholders can help shape a vision for transportation and land use, and determine how that vision can become reality.  Visioning Workshops were held on January 31, 2019 and March 13, 2019 as an opportunity to help us plan for the future of southern New Castle County.  

For complete information regarding this study, please visit WILMAPCO's Southern New Castle County Master Plan webpage.

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Southern New Castle County Master Plan 

In spring 2018, the DSouthern NCC dev areas map Opens in new windowepartment of Land Use, Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) and Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) sought proposals to perform the Southern New Castle County (SNCC) Master Plan.  For this purpose, the Southern New Castle County area is comprised of the area within New Castle County located south of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. This Master Plan, including the assessment and analysis of anticipated growth, should result in the development of a plan for the area south of the C&D Canal, that informs development and preservation decisions, recommended physical improvements and governmental policies regarding transportation and land use for Southern New Castle County, as implemented through the New Castle County Comprehensive Plan. The end result is to provide an environment to allow for growth and development with mixed-use land development with walkability, bikeability and place-making, while preserving natural and agricultural resources and assets.

The basis for the SNCC Master Plan is to follow up on what has occurred over time since the 2009 Infrastructure Master Plan and the 2003 Local Road Plan were completed in one of New Castle County’s fastest growing areas. This master plan process will be conducted in partnership by WILMAPCO, the New Castle County Department of Land Use, DelDOT and key stakeholders.  

*Note: The deadline for proposals was May 29, 2018.