Introducing NCC@2050: Draft Comprehensive Plan Ready for Review
We are pleased to announce the draft NCC@2050 Comprehensive Plan is available for your review and comment.
Over the past 18 months, New Castle County Staff has worked with subject matter experts, stakeholders, and residents to create this blueprint for New Castle County’s growth between now and the Year 2050. It addresses issues from future growth to climate change to housing to making our communities strong and vibrant to protecting the environment. We encourage you to review this first full draft of the Comprehensive Plan and provide us with your comments between now and January 12, 2022. We will then proceed refining the draft and readying it for formal consideration for adoption in the spring.
Here is how you can participate in continuing to shape the final plan:
- Join us December 9th or 15th for Public Forum 3: we will be discussing the draft NCC@2050 Comprehensive Plan: Please click on your preferred date and register: December 9th (in-person) and December 15th (virtual).
- Review the draft and submit your comments by January 12: follow this link to the draft NCC@2050 Comprehensive Plan on the web where you can view/download any of the plan chapters and comment by email. (If you or someone you know is not able to access through the web, please contact us and we can get you a printed copy. Email NCC2050@newcastlede.gov or call 302-395-5400.
- Share with others! The plan website has a full range of project highlights and details: NCC2050.NewCastleDE.gov
- Stay tuned for the formal legislative adoption process in the Spring and Summer of 2022.
This is what you will see in the draft plan:
- an introductory overview of the process;
- plan priorities, including a detailed listing of strategies for action;
- the draft future land use map and other associated maps;
- background on the conditions of New Castle County and analysis that informed this planning effort; and
- summaries of the extensive public engagement efforts.
Please note that some parts of the draft are more specific and fully developed than others. This is especially the case in Chapter B. Plan Priorities and Signature Strategies and Chapter C. Future Land Use and Implementation. More details will be added over the coming months.
We appreciate all who have participated so far. The draft is the result of 11 public meetings, dozens of community and stakeholder meetings, and thousands of website and web survey interactions. We are hopeful this is a plan we can all be proud of.
Please help plan your future and participate in the next steps with the draft plan.