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2018 Comp. Plan Update
2007 Plan Information

Comprehensive Plan Workshops are here!


Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 Sunnyside Elementary School 123 Rabbit Chase Lane, Smyrna, DE


Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 Lake Forest Central Elementary School 5424 Killens Pond Road, Felton, DE


Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 Kent County Recreation Center/ Boys & Girls Club 1683 New Burton Road, Dover, DE


Please come out for fun activities on the direction you want to see Kent County head.  There will be a short presentation and plenty of time for discussion, questions, and feedback.  All meetings begin at 6:00PM.




The 10 year Comprehensive Plan update in Kent County has begun.  The Department has joined Facebook to help keep everyone in the public up-to-date on the latest information we have for the plan update.  We will continue to post new information on our Twitter page as well.


Take a survey to help us understand how you feel about the County right now and how you want to see it change in the future.  We really want input from everyone in the public to help form this plan, so please go to the following link to help tell us how you feel!  It should take about 20 minutes.






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Vision Statement


To preserve the rural and community character of Kent County by encouraging the most appropriate use of land, water, and other resources that protects the County's natural, historic, and cultural resources, allows for economic opportunity, preserves farmland, manages growth, and provides a safe sustainable environment in which all citizens may live, work, shop, learn, and play.


Industrial Areas


The 2007 Comprehensive Plan designates potential areas for larger scale economic development.  The following are the indentified areas:



West Cheswold

North Dover

West Frederica

West Milford

South Harrington



Commercial Areas


The 2007 plan also identified areas that would be appropriate for increased commercial uses.  This following map identifies areas around the county that may be able to handle more commercial activity.  It recommends a maximum amount of new zoning acreage within the time between comprehensive plan updates.


Commercial Areas Map 


TDR Program


TDR Maps

TDR Ordinance (Land Development)

TDR Ordinance (Zoning)



Questions? Call Planning Services at (302) 744-2471.

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