Route 1 rezoning would allow for small business park

Project would provide offices, warehouses for service, construction trades
July 21, 2020

The owner of a family tract of land along Route 1 north of Lewes has plans to develop a 3-acre complex containing warehouse and office space for the service and construction trades, as well as self-storage units.

Alice Robinson Trustee has filed to rezone the parcel from AR-1, agricultural-residential, to C-2, medium commercial; it is located along southbound Route 1 near the Cave Neck Road intersection.

Representing the applicant, Mark Davidson, land planner with Pennoni Associates, said the parcel is in a county-designated growth area.

He said the proposed project would be located adjacent to the new Route 1-Cave Neck Road interchange. He said the parcel would have access to a service road linked to a roundabout on the west side of the interchange. There would be no direct access to Route 1.

The preliminary site plan includes seven 2,400- to 3,000-square-foot-warehouses, nearly 6,000 square feet of self-storage units and three offices at 900 square feet each.

At its June 25 meeting, Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission deferred on a vote. Sussex County Council will have a hearing on the application at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, in the county administration building, 2 The Circle, Georgetown.




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