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Posted on: August 28, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Level of Service (LOS) Forum

The New Castle County Department of Land Use will host a Level of Service (LOS) Forum on Monday, October 1, 2018 from 6-8 pm in the James H. Gilliam Multipurpose Room located at 67 Reads Way in New Castle.  

The Department, with input from transportation experts, the community and DelDOT have been examining how travel capacity is reviewed and how its guidelines and regulations are applied. Reviewing these regulations to ensure community character and direct economic growth have been central themes of this discussion. We will continue the dialog with a focus on transportation improvement districts, their value as an economic tool, and the community safeguards that would accompany a defined geographical area. 

*Please note: This event is open to the public but space is limited. If you plan on attending, please register via Eventbrite by 12pm on October 1, 2018

 by clicking here:

We hope to see you there!

About the Department of Land Use:
The New Castle County Department of Land Use regulates planning for all new and existing development in unincorporated New Castle county and enforces building and zoning codes and property maintenance standards. Its staff is engaged in a broad spectrum of land-related processes and activities, from proposed development reviews, to permits, licensing of contractors, inspection of construction, enforcement of the property maintenance code and more.

Planning and development in New Castle County

New Castle County’s Comprehensive Plan serves as a blueprint for future development and redevelopment in unincorporated areas of the County. It is based on an analysis of current and future population and employment projections and an estimate of how much land is needed for infill development, redevelopment and open space preservation to best serve residents. It identifies locations for housing, offices, industrial and other commercial development, retail, schools and community facilities as well as parks and open space. It also provides direction for connecting these areas through public utilities (water and sewer service) and transportation infrastructure (roads and highways, bicycle and pedestrian paths and public transit). The County’s Unified Development Code (UDC) contains ordinances that implement the Comprehensive Plan. It provides the regulatory framework for each land use type, sets density requirements and governs intensity of building and development, establishes design requirements to ensure environmental protection, stormwater management and compatibility with surrounding neighborhoods and creates standards all building and structures must meet to ensure quality and safety for occupants.

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