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A Bear trailer park could be replaced by a thousand units in a complex of apartments, townhomes and office space.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that New Castle land use officials are looking at the proposed development for the Glasgow Trailer Court.

If approved the entire 114-acre parcel would be developed over the next decade.

The development would consist of 800 apartments and another 200 townhomes.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has signed an executive order to create a new statewide development plan.

Hogan made the announcement Saturday in a speech to the Maryland Association of Counties.

The Republican governor says he has repeatedly heard from local officials who have asked for changes to PlanMaryland, which was put in place by Hogan's predecessor, Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat.

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The Sussex County Council gave the okay to rezone land near Lewes for the Gills Neck Village Center that was first put forward in 2008.

It has been scaled back from over 500-thousand square feet to 75-thousand square feet.

It sits just across from Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes and near the wellheads for the town’s water.

The vote was unanimous.

But council member Bob Arlett conceded that the traffic and environmental concerns by the public were legitimate.

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The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission has voted not to recommend the Belle Terre housing development.

WBOC reports that that developers wanted to construct 333 single family homes and duplexes on 124 acres of land near Knoll Road.

The panel was concerned about the fact that the development had a higher density the five nearby residential communities.

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The battle over the Gills Neck Village Center near Lewes, Delaware is moving to the Sussex County Council. It is a conflict that has been a decade in the making. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush looks at the issues surrounding the the shopping center and development in the area.

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The Port of Salisbury could be getting a new look.

The Salisbury City Council okayed the development of two pieces of property for commercial and residential use.

The vacant lots are wedged between a city park and a residential complex and encompasses around 15-thousand square feet.

WBOC reports that it would include retail along with apartments, a boat house and an outdoor recreation area.  

Completion is expected over the next three years.

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On the weekends it is not unusual to see venders selling their wares at the flea market in Salisbury in the parking lot at Route 13 and Church Street.

But that may be no more.

WBOC reports that developers are eyeing the property for commercial and mixed-use development.

Mayor Jake Day told the television station that it will take several years for such development to take place and will give the city time to plan for the flea market.

He said the city will ensure that development of the property fits into the Downtown Main Street Master Plan.

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Voters in Delaware City yesterday decided to annex some 325 acres of land for a residential and retail development.

The project surrounds the old Fort DuPont built in 1899.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the development includes a 150-slip marina, a restaurant and hotel as well as 500 residential units.

City officials say the annexation will increase tax revenues and would nearly double the size of the city population.

There have been concerns about the strain on the town’s finances along with a need for more police and code enforcement officers.

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A major housing project on Warrington Road in Rehoboth has come back to Sussex County for a public hearing last night.

The plans for the Arbor-Lyn development includes 60 single-family homes, 82 town houses and 60 condominiums.

The major revision request call for a reduction in zoning from high density to medium density residential district.

But, it has drawn sharp opposition from neighboring developments which are concerned about traffic congestion and the minimum 20 foot buffer between developments.

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NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - New Castle County council members have approved giving DuPont Co. $7.5 million over five years in an effort to keep the company from leaving the state.
News outlets report that council members unanimously approved legislation Tuesday that will create a new economic development fund. The fund will allow the county to allocate money to retain or create jobs or improve its tax base. The money comes from tax reserves.