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December PLUS Meeting Set
An agenda has been posted for the December 18, 2013 (pdf) 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 the first floor conference room of the Haslet Armory, on Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. South, in Dover.
Information for the December PLUS is as follows:
Review and Discussion: New Castle County Ordinance 13-097 (PLUS 2013-12-01)
Project: Review of text amendment to Chapter 40, Article 22 regarding on-site wastewater treatment systems.
Jurisdiction: New Castle
Review and Discussion: Town of Middletown Comp Plan Amendment (PLUS 2013-12-02)
Project: Review of comprehensive plan amendment to change future land use map for potential future commercial development.
Jurisdiction: Town of Middletown
Review and Discussion: Zhang Oriental Medical Center (PLUS 2013-12-03)
Location: 14614 Coastal Highway Milton, DE 19968
Project: Review of a rezoning of 2.35 acres from AR to Commercial.
OSPC Receives International Award
Congratulations to Office of State Planning Coordination (OSPC) for their international recognition in the Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award. ESRI recognizes agencies throughout the world at their International User Group meeting in San Diego California every year. The OSPC was recognized for its coordination to guide the development of a shared services environment with a state portal that will make geospatial information and applications readily accessible to the state agencies. This will save time and money and support the administration's efforts to provide transparent government and promote key policy initiatives.
Milford Wins Prestigious National Designation
The American Planning Association (APA) has designated Milford's North & South Walnut Street a Top 10 Great Street for 2013. APA singled out North and South Walnut Street for its historic architecture; a $2.2 million public-private revitalization including sidewalk and street improvements, erosion control and the Mispillion River walkway; and the community's unique, locally owned businesses and developing visual and performing arts scene. Read the full story.
New Sediment and Stormwater Regulation Training
The DNREC Sediment and Stormwater Program announced training sessions targeted at individuals preparing plans and engineering computations under the revised Delaware Sediment & Stormwater Regulations. The effective date of the revised regulations is January 1, 2014. More Information.