Increased traffic from proposed park a great concern

April 23, 2013

My wife and I recently moved to The Retreat at Love Creek in Lewes and were very much disturbed to learn of the proposed development of the 628-site RV City. We were particularly concerned about the prospect of having to deal with the significantly increased volume of traffic that this development would create to say nothing of the increased potential for accidents on the narrow and curvy access roads to our community.

When we first considered moving to the Lewes area, we were prepared for the major increases in the volume of traffic that would occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day on all of the roads around our community.

There are currently about 1,100 homes in eight nearby communities. Plopping in this high-density RV City will dramatically increase the number of living sites in the area by over 60 percent. The monumental traffic problems that would be caused by the approval of this development are very dismaying.

Traffic is a quality-of-life issue that affects us and all of neighbors. However, traffic congestion could be life-threatening. Traffic congestion can dramatically affect the response time for our police, EMS, and firefighters as well as our ability to travel to the hospital in an emergency situation. The risks to residents and citizens of the greater Lewes area will surely increase.

In addition, safety concerns exist as the beautiful, winding roads that surround our community would become a treacherous challenge for those who look forward to bike rides or just walking.

For the reasons mentioned in this letter as well as the financial and environmental reasons mentioned in nearly two dozen letters in the last month, we vehemently urge the Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission and the members of the County Council not to approve the zoning request for the development of the RV City.

Michael and Karen Saxe



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