Sussex P&Z recommends approval of Baywood Gardens

County council schedules public hearing June 29 on 514-unit Long Neck apartment complex
June 8, 2021

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32147 Long Neck Road
Millsboro, DE 19958
United States

At its May 27 meeting, Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of a rezoning for Baywood Gardens, a 514-unit apartment complex on 54 acres on the north and south sides of Long Neck Road.

Baywood LLC has filed an application to rezone 54 acres from C-1, general commercial district, B-1, neighborhood business district, and CR-1, commercial residential district, to HR-RPC, high-density residential district-residential planned community zoning with allowable density of up to 12 units per acre.

The proposed apartment complex would have a density of 9.45 units per acre.

Sussex County Council will have a public hearing on the application during its afternoon session Tuesday, June 29, in the county administration building, 2 The Circle, Georgetown.

Plans call for 210 two-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 1,225 to 1,415 square feet, and 304 three-bedroom units averaging 1,650 square feet.

With the site divided by Long Neck Road, the 38-acre northern section would have 354 apartments in nine buildings, and the 16-acre southern section would have 160 units in four buildings. The buildings would be up to 52 feet high.

The northern section's main entrance would be along Long Neck Road across from Bayshore Drive, with a secondary entrance at Greens Way leading to Baywood Greens.

The southern section's main entrance would also be along Long Neck Road at the Greens Way intersection with a secondary entrance onto School Lane.

A proposed recreational complex in the northern section of the community would be available to all Baywood community residents. Plans for the complex include a clubhouse and community center with fitness room, indoor and outdoor pools, pavilions and gathering areas, playground, pickleball and bocce courts, a golf putting green and a community garden.

The southern section would have two tot lots and gathering areas for residents.


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