Sussex planners recommend denial of music venue

County council has yet to take a vote
August 7, 2014

The proposed music venue near Harbeson has hit a roadblock. At its Aug. 7 meeting, Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission voted 4-1 to recommend denial of a conditional-use application filed by Alex Pires representing Cool Spring LLC/Highway One for outdoor entertainment events with temporary camping on 500 acres of farmland.

In making a motion for denial, Commissioner Mike Johnson said the applicant's presentation lacked sufficient detail. "There is not enough information to determine if this is an appropriate use," he said. "This may benefit Sussex County, but a determination cannot be made on the record presented."

County council will take the commission's recommendation under consideration at its Tuesday, Aug. 12 meeting.