Councilman Bob Weiner ALERT: Community Meeting Notice to Discuss Martine Nursery Parcel Development Plans, Wednesday August 26 at 6 pm at the County Library on Foulk Road
Dear community leaders and friends,
The New Castle County Land Use Department has received a major land development exploratory plan and rezoning application for the defunct Martine Nursery parcel located on Shipley Road. The site is proposed to be rezoned for a retirement home. More specifically, the application plan proposes to rezone 8.419 acres from S (Suburban) to ST (Suburban Transition) and to construct a 100,316 square foot 120-bed assisted living facility.
I have scheduled a community meeting and invite you to attend. The community meeting is scheduled for Wednesday August 26 at 6 pm at the County Library on Foulk Road. The applicant and its attorney, Shawn Tucker, will present the plan to our community and answer questions. The County Land Use Department and I will be present to listen to community queries and provide guidance.
I present you with a short description of the project. You can obtain more information by clicking on the link below, by contacting my office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling my office at 302-395-8362.
With the submission of the exploratory sketch and rezoning plan and a State of Delaware PLUS meeting on Wednesday, July 21, 2015, this proposed rezoning will soon be ready to move forward to New Castle County Council introduction and a subsequent New Castle County Planning Board Public Hearing. The County Land Use Department will not schedule a Planning Board Public Hearing until after the State PLUS report has been reviewed by New Castle County. As a consequence, a Planning Board Public Hearing is not likely until at least October, 2015. The rezoning application will be subject to a final public hearing and Council vote at a subsequent New Castle County Council Public Hearing.
The introduction of a rezoning ordinance requires a sponsor. I have opted to be the sponsor. Being a sponsor does not mean support, but enables me to control the progress of the ordinance through the County Council legislative process.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above referenced major plan/rezoning and the rezoning process
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION for Project # 20150344:
The property consists of two tax parcels numbers – 06-078.00-404 and 06-078.00-459 and is located at 2004 Shipley Road, Wilmington DE.
The legal owners are William and Kathleen Meany, while the equitable owner is Harbor Retirement Development.
Harborchase of Wilmington (2015-0344-S/Z) is located in Brandywine Hundred on the west side of Shipley Road, north of Parkside Drive and south of the Lane Swim Club. The developer has been working closely with the New Castle County Department of Land Use over the last several months regarding potential redevelopment options including assisted living and is now prepared to present a Plan to our community for our consideration.
For information about your New Castle County land use process, visit www.nccde.org.
For more information about the Harbor Chase company, visit http://www.harborchase.com/locations.htm.
For more details about the State of Delaware “PLUS” Review, visit www.stateplanning.delaware.gov/plus
Best wishes to all.
Bob Weiner, your County Councilman
Hon. Robert S. Weiner Esq.
Council District 2, New Castle County, DE
Louis Hinkle, aide to Councilman Weiner 302-395-8362