Medical facility proposed along Shady Road

Sussex County Council schedules public hearing on application
September 1, 2022

Story Location:
17611 Shady Road
Lewes, DE 19958
United States

Southern Delaware Medical Center LLC has filed a conditional-use application for a 32,960-square-foot medical and professional office complex on a 2-acre parcel at 17611 Shady Road near Lewes. The two-story building would have 127 parking spaces with access to Shady Road.

At its Aug. 25 meeting, Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission heard plans for the proposed complex presented by attorney Mackenzie Peet. She said plans include a 20-foot landscaped perimeter buffer with water provided by Tidewater Utilities and sewer by Sussex County. The builder is Lighthouse Construction.

“There is a demand for this proposed use as services catch up with growth in Sussex County,” Peet said. She said the area is a mixture of commercial and residential uses.

She said there are six other approved conditional-use applications within a half-mile radius of the parcel, with two approved as office space.

Proposed hours would be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday.

The plan includes 26 parking spaces within the front setback along Shady Road. Commissioner Kim Hoey Stevenson said those spaces should be reconfigured. “Let’s get those spaces out of there,” she said.

At the end of the hearing, the commission voted to defer action. A public hearing before Sussex County Council is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the county administration building, 2 The Circle, Georgetown.


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