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Office of State Planning Coordination

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Land Use Planning


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Preliminary Land Use Service (PLUS)


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Downtown Development Districts



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GIS, Demographics & Data


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December PLUS Meeting Set
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2018 Delaware Institute for Local Government Leaders – November 16
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OSPC Releases 2018 Annual Report to the Governor
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2015 State Strategies


The purpose of the Strategies for State Policies and Spending (aka the State Strategies) is to coordinate land-use decision-making with the provision of infrastructure and services in a manner that makes the best use of our natural and fiscal resources. The importance of such coordination lies in the fact that land-use decisions are made at the local level, while the bulk of infrastructure (e.g., roads and schools) and services (e.g., emergency services and social services) that support land-use decisions are funded by the state. The development of the State Strategies with local governments and citizens helps to create a unified view toward growth and preservation priorities that all governments can use to allocate resources.

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Please Be Aware: The policies and maps in the State Strategies are used to direct State investments. The maps are not parcel based, nor are they land use plans. The State had delegated land-use authority to the local governments. Any land development activity must be in compliance with comprehensive plans and relevant codes and ordinances adopted by the local government.

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About The Office of State Planning Coordination

The Office of State Planning Coordination works closely with and staffs the Cabinet Committee on State Planning Issues. The Office of State Planning Coordination's mission is the continuous improvement of 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.

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