Smyrna Studies Development Along US Route 13

Aug 20, 2012

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) - The town of Smyrna is launching a week long study of the U.S. Route 13 commercial corridor in an effort to shape future development in the area.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that town officials, regional planners and local stakeholders will begin meeting Monday with the aim of producing a master plan that Smyrna planners would use to regulate growth along the corridor.

Planners will focus on the area between the two Del. Route 1 interchanges. Town officials say they want to create more aesthetic gateways to welcome visitors and encourage development that is attractive and economically sustainable.

Citizens will be able to voice their opinions about the corridor at open houses Monday and Wednesday. Comments can also be submitted through an online survey.