The Office of State Planning Coordination (OSPC) works to improve the coordination and effectiveness of land use decisions made by state, county, and municipal governments while building and maintaining a high quality of life in the State of Delaware. [Read More]
What's Going On . . .
August PLUS Meeting Set
An agenda has been posted for the August 24, 2016 meeting of the Preliminary Land Use Service (PLUS). State agency planners will meet to review land use change proposals and planning documents prior to giving input to local governments, who make the final land-use decisions. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. in first floor conference room of the Haslet Armory, on Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. South, in Dover.
Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund Seeks Input
The public is invited to provide guidance to the Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund on how to most effectively target $3.7 million in community revitalization grants. See more information. A summary of the workshops will be posted on this website as well as the Delaware Department of Justice website for those who cannot attend. Written public comments are welcome, and should be submitted to Diane Laird before September 25, 2016.
Five New Downtown Development Districts Announced
Governor Jack Markell, on August 10, 2016, announced a statewide expansion of Delaware's Downtown Development Districts program, significantly building on the state's efforts to redevelop Delaware's commercial business districts and drive private investment in towns and cities.
Governor Markell officially designated five new Downtown Development Districts – in Smyrna, Harrington, Milford, Georgetown and Laurel. Investors who make qualified improvements to residential, commercial, or industrial properties in those districts now may qualify for state and local development incentives, including 20 percent state grant rebates. See the full article.