Milton council approves amendment to Royal Farms partitioning

February 18, 2022

Milton Town Council unanimously approved an amendment Feb. 7 to a previous partitioning for a 2-acre site off Route 16 that has been proposed as the location of a Royal Farms convenience store and gas station.

The amendment allows for additional land on the 2-acre parcel at the corner of Route 16 and Union Street Extended where the Royal Farms would go. 

The Royal Farms parcel was annexed into Milton in December 2020; seven acres were annexed in, and that land was partitioned in July 2021 with 2 acres devoted to Royal Farms and 5 acres devoted for future office/storage space. The property is zoned C-1 commercial. 

The last step for the Royal Farms to come into fruition at this point is final site-plan review from the planning and zoning commission, which is usually held when an applicant has received approvals from state agencies such as Delaware Department of Transportation and Delaware State Fire Marshal. 

Royal Farms has already been granted preliminary site-plan approval, a variance from parking and setback requirements and a special-use permit to build the 5,100-square-foot facility. Entrances to the parcel are planned on Cedar Creek Road and Route 16. The special-use permit was required because a gas station and convenience store are a special permitted use within the C-1 district. 

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