There are plenty of RV sites available

July 5, 2013

The proposed RV City project has created a storm of protests from the surrounding communities - communities that contain taxpaying citizens who take pride in their homes and surrounding communities and are very concerned about the impact of a massive 600-plus RV development.

My wife and I moved into The Retreat at Love Creek in Nov. 2012. It is a wonderful community of caring families who now see their lives seriously affected by the proposed RV City with the resulting increase in traffic and serious environmental impacts.

The developer wants the proposed RV City location to be rezoned, citing lack of RV locations in the Lewes area. Yet it has been established that there are over 4,000 currently available RV sites in the area!

The developer also wants to include besides the 600-plus pads, a boat launch/tiki bar/cabins and kayak launch. These projects are in violation of County Code Article XXIV, chapter 115.172, section H.

The developer could develop the land with low density housing which would provide greater tax revenue to the county, but less profit to the developer. The developer also paid for a traffic study that supported his claims, but used incorrect statistical models to make their case.

It is important for our community to have future plans for growth and revenue, but it should be done in a joint, integrated way.  The local taxpaying citizens need to have their concerns heard and proper attention giving to them. The developer's ambitions must be keep in check by the people who live and work in the areas affected.

Richard T. Marino

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