Lane Closures on Marsh Road Thursday

Wilmington: The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that their contractor Greggo & Ferrara, Inc. will be hot-mix patching at the following time and place:

8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, at Marsh Road between Crest Road and Wilson Road/Veale Road.

Single lane closures will occur with flaggers on-site to direct motorists. Motorists should be aware that construction personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to the travel lanes and anticipate lane shifts.

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2016 Holiday Lights Contest Winner

The civic association of South Graylyn Crest would like to congratulate our residents at 1253 Faun Rd who won this year’s contest. Great job!20161217_185006 20161217_185040

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Christmas Light Judging & Santa Visit

We will be judging all Christmas decorated houses on December 18 between the hours of 7pm– 9pm. We cannot wait to see what you’ve come up with this year.
 
This year Santa would like to visit your little ones on December 18 between the hours of 6pm-8pm . If you are interested in having him make a special visit to your home please contact Pat by email (or message us your e-mail) so that she can set up the visitation times. Santa cannot wait to visit you all!
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New Castle County Council Land Use Committee Meeting Notice Concord Plaza Project Summary

Compliments of Bob Weiner, your County Councilman
Council District 2, New Castle County, DE
Bob@bobweiner.comtt
Louis Hinkle, aide to Councilman Weiner: 302-395-8362
lhinkle@nccde.org

 

New Castle County Council Land Use Committee  Meeting Notice

Concord Plaza Project Summary

 

 

NEW CASTLE COUNTY COUNCIL  LAND USE COMMITTEE MEETING

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:00 P.M.  City County Building 800 N. French Street

8th Floor Conference Room

 

 

Dear community leaders and friends,

 

Please share this important information with your neighbors and friends. 

 

I am notifying you of your opportunity to attend and speak at the May 6 County Council Land Use Committee meeting to discuss questions and concerns surrounding the redevelopment of the Concord Plaza.   Below is a summary of the Concord Plaza project recently provided by the applicant’s attorney, Larry Tarabicos.

 

“The Buccini-Pollin Group intends to partially redevelop the Concord Plaza office complex on Silverside Road into a fully-integrated, pedestrian friendly, diverse, and contemporary  mixed-use village.  The Plan would convert approximately 185,000 square feet of existing, decades-old office space into: (1) 341 apartments; (2) 37,578 square feet of retail space; and (3) a state-of-the-art 60,000 square foot signature office building.  The overall project involves demolishing eight of the existing buildings and replacing them with luxury apartments, including numerous amenities for the residents, atop specialty retail, restaurants, cafes.  Approximately 359,500 square feet of existing office buildings will remain, and the property will retain its Office Regional (OR) zoning category, as the proposed partial redevelopment is consistent with the existing zoning.  Between the many amenities, services, and pedestrian enhancements, the project represents a very positive change for the residents and employees of this community.”

 

Please note that County Council may consider and vote upon this Major Record Plan as soon as our December 13 County Council Business Meeting, if all the application is deemed ready to proceed by our County Land Use Department.

 

Alternatively, it is anticipated that the Concord Plaza Major Record Plan will be considered and voted upon by New Castle County Council at our regular Business Meeting on the evening of January 10, 2017.  

 

It is also important to note that this plan is a “MAJOR RECORD PLAN” and not a rezoning.    There is a major difference between a major record plan and a rezoning with a major record plan.  If a major plan is in general compliance with the standards of the Unified Development Code, those plans may advance to the Planning Board public hearing.  A major record plan submission will afford public comment along the application process.  However, if the plan is code compliant, then Council is required by code to provide approval of the plan. (UDC 40.31.100)

 

For major plans with rezonings where the Department finds the exploratory plan to be in general compliance with the standards of the UDC, those plans may advance to the Planning Board public hearing process and then to Council for hearing before the Land Use Committee and then the Regular meeting of Council.  Council can reject the plan with due cause. (UDC 40.31.114.G)

 

  • D.  Council consent.
  1.  For major plans, the record plan shall be forwarded to County Council for its consent. Upon receipt of the plan, County Council shall schedule the matter for its next public hearing, and may take one (1) of the following actions:
  2. Adopt a resolution approving the record major plan; or
  3. Table and refer the plan back to the Department, no more than twice, with specific questions relating to technical compliance with this Chapter, State or federal constitutional requirements or any other statute or ordinance for which compliance is required. Upon receipt of a Department recommendation reaffirming approval of the plan, County Council shall adopt the resolution of approval, unless a second referral is made because of additional questions or concerns. Upon receipt of the Department’s recommendation reaffirming approval of the plan after review of any additional concerns raised by County Council, Council shall adopt the resolution of approval.

 

  1. County Council may use any one (1) or more of the above options subject to the limitations contained in each subparagraph.
  2. Action upon receipt of County Council referral. Upon receipt of specific questions from County Council, the Department shall respond with its findings and a recommendation. The recommendation shall be one (1) of the following:
  3. That the plan be approved, in which case County Council shall adopt the resolution of plan approval at its next scheduled meeting unless a second referral is made, in which case Council shall adopt the resolution of plan approval at its next scheduled meeting following the second approval.
  4. That the Department has rescinded its previous approval of the plan for noncompliance, in which case County Council shall withdraw the resolution of planapproval.   (Ord. No. 09-066, § 18, 10-13-2009; Ord. No. 10-113, § 1(Exh. A), 1-18-2011)

 

 

 

 Below is a short description of the project found on the New Castle County website at: http://www3.nccde.org/project/details/default.aspx?ProjectKey=530976

 

Project # 20150715 – Concord Office Plaza

Project Type: SUBDIVISION LAND DEVELOPMENT
Description: PLAN OF CONCORD PLAZA: BRANDYWINE HUNDRED; NORTH SIDE OF SILVERSIDE ROAD, 3,350 FEET EAST OF ROUTE 202 (CONCORD PIKE); MAJOR LAND DEVELOPMENT PLAN THAT PROPOSES TO DEMOLISH A PORTION OF AN EXISTING OFFICE PARK SO AS TO CONSTRUCT A MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT CONSISTING OF 460,595 SQUARE FEET OF NON-RESIDENTIAL (OFFICE/RETAIL) GFA AND 390,476 SQUARE FEET OF RESIDENTIAL (341 APARTMENTS) GFA; OR ZONING. Council District 2
Contact: BPG OFFICE III LLC
Status: Active
Plan Reviewer: MARCO K. BOYCE
Engineering Reviewer: JOHN GYSLING

  

To view:

Department of Land Use Web Pages file documents for the project – click herehttp://www3.nccde.org/project/details/default.aspx?ProjectKey=530976

 

Traffic Impact Study Review Letter of Scoping Meeting 01-14-2016 – click here – http://www3.nccde.org/PDFDocument/default.aspx?DocumentID=80:5538A80CA926BC49834398A8F3E7191F81E7F6B1E9E8FA058FA2FE0D6F6E3BFE4118246CAABD0145&x=temp.pdf

 

Record Plan- click here – http://www3.nccde.org/PDFDocument/default.aspx?DocumentID=80:5538A80CA926BC49834398A8F3E7191F81E7F6B1E9E8FA051EFC0FA74B9A73D01E65A04E7791FC75&x=temp.pdf

 

PLUS Report of 02-23-2016- click here – http://www3.nccde.org/PDFDocument/default.aspx?DocumentID=80:5538A80CA926BC49834398A8F3E7191F81E7F6B1E9E8FA05F1D676C7CA638143FE71A9AF9F1729FE&x=temp.pdf

 

Information on all applications is available for public review in the Land Use Department, New Castle County Government Center, 87 Reads Way, Corporate Commons, New Castle, DE, from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. 302-395-5510.   Alternatively, you can obtain more information by contacting my office at lhinkle@nccde.org , at bob@bobweiner.com

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2016 – 2016 Dues

It’s October already. That means we’ve entered our next fiscal year. 2016-2017 dues are now being collected. $25.00 per home ($16 on Wilson Rd.)

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Forwood Property Meeting

The Board of Adjustment of New Castle County will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 27th @ 6pm in Department of Land Use New Castle Room, New Castle County Government Center, 87 Reads Way New Castle, DE – One of the adjustments being requested concerns the Forwood property on Silverside Road. Full details in the attached PDFs.

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Community Meeting Notice To Discuss Re-development of 2925 Shipley Road

Monday, October 24, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Location: Talleyville Fire Hall, Route 202, Wilmington, DE 19803

 

Dear community leaders and friends,

 Please share this important information with your neighbors and friends. 

I am pleased to facilitate a community meeting on Monday, October 24, 2016 so that we as a community can learn about the redevelopment of 2925 Shipley Road. 

 The applicant, Glenn Prechtl, The ReDevelopment Company, described the plan to us at a recent meeting as follows:

 “My company is interested in subdividing 2925 Shipley Road into five (5) building lots, which is considered to be a Minor Subdivision Plan.  The existing home will remain on one of the lots and four (4) additional building lots will be created.  The new homes to be built on the four (4) building lots will be single family homes priced close to $450,000.

I have not submitted formal plans to New Castle County at this point as I am still working through the layout design of the lots.  The zoning specifics for the property are as follows:

 Zoning:         NC10 (10,000 SF lot sizes)

Lot Width:     80’

Setbacks:     25’ street, 30’ rear, 8’ sides

 My company focuses on in-fill development projects within New Castle County, and I have completed many projects similar to this within the county.

 One significant aspect of a minor plan as compared to a major plan submission is the minor plan does not require County Council approval limiting your opportunity for public comment.  If the plan complies with all laws and codes and passes New Castle County review, the plan is approved. County Council relies upon the professional guidance of the New Castle County Land Use Department and as such, New Castle County Council’s authority is limited to reviewing the development Plan to assure that the plan is consistent with all applicable state and county requirements, including adequacy of infrastructure and traffic capacity.

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2016 Fall Garage Sale

Hey South Graylyn! Don’t forget the fall garage sale is coming up.

October 29th from 9am – 2pm.

Time to clean out those garages and closets!

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2016 Fall Festival

Don’t forget the Fall Festival will be held on October 23rd from 1pm until 5pm in Chatham park. There will be games, prizes, moon-bouce, face paint, and free food. Please come out and see your neighbors and meet new ones. There is a costume contest for ages 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Bring your beaches chairs and if possible an extra folding table. Volunteers are needed!!! To volunteer please contact Chastity (c.rouse@sgcca.org). Can’t wait to see everyone there!

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Upcoming Civic Association Meeting

The next South Graylyn Civic Association meeting will take place at Brandywine High School on September 27 at 6:30 pm.

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