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2018 Comp. Plan
TDR Program
2007 Plan Information

Master Plans

 As part of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan, the Levy Court has acknowledged that Master Plans are necessary for the Little Heaven Employment Center and South Frederica Area.  


The Levy Court approved the Little Heaven and South Frederica Master Plans at the 12/15/20 Levy Court meeting.  Below are the Plans for each area with an accompanying map:


Little Heaven: Document  /  Map

South Frederica:  Document  /  Map




The 10 year Comprehensive Plan update in Kent County finished in 2018.  We thank everyone who got involved for their help and input.


Adopted Plan


Full Plan with appendices

Full Plan without appendices


Below are the story maps we produced for the plan process for public review and consupmtion.  They were a big part of gathering and sharing information for the plan and we'd like to continue to provide the information for the near future.


Population and Demographics

Economic Development

Parks and Recreation


Natural Resources

Community Facilities

Historic Preservation

Land Use

Community Design

Intergovernmental Coordination



 Combined Document


June 5th Levy Court Presentation

January 9th Levy Court Presentation  




 Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Program


We've created an interactive story map to help explain what the TDR program entails in Kent County.  It includes some wonderful maps, descriptions, and links to the documents you would need to get started.


Exploring Transfer of Development Rights



Here are links to the older static maps and the code sections that apply:

TDR Maps

TDR Ordinance (Land Development)

TDR Ordinance (Zoning)



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

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 

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