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Public urged to attend Bay Mart meeting

August 5, 2016

We think the time has come to see if all the talk about overcrowding, parking and excessive noise are really issues that Rehoboth city government officials will take action on. On Friday, Aug. 12, a preliminary review of the site plan for the Bay Mart development (current site of Rehoboth Beach Plaza) situated between Route 1, Scarborough Avenue Extended and Terrace Road will take place at 3 p.m. on the second floor of the Rehoboth Volunteer Fire Company at 219 Rehoboth Ave. This property is the largest piece of land available for redevelopment in Rehoboth Beach.

We encourage officials to take a stand on the many problems of the proposal. The proposal has issues with the following: public safety, parking, property setbacks from the numerous adjoining properties, noise and groundwater runoff. We feel it is important that city government stand on the side of the homeowners of Rehoboth and not that of a wealthy developer who does not have the city’s best interest in mind. We certainly hope as many homeowners as possible will review the proposed site plan which can be found at www.rehobothneighbors.org under the heading Baymart. We hope homeowners will attend the meeting or at least reach out to city officials for the well-being of the city.

Linda and Tom Delany
Rehoboth Beach

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