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Founded in 1962, the Civic League For New Castle County is an organization comprised of community civic associations, umbrella civic groups, good government groups, businesses, and interested individuals. The League provides a forum for education about, discussion of, and action on issues relating to the impact of government on the quality of life in New Castle County

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Updated: Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway Design Standards Overlay Advisory Committee Meeting And Public Workshop Announcement

·         Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway Design Standards Overlay Public Meeting, February 12, 7 p.m. presentation, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. displays, Ashland Nature Center (3511 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, DE 19707), www.wilmapco.org/redclay

·         Transportation Improvement Program Open House Workshop – February 23, 4 – 6:30 p.m., Newark Public Li

CLNCC President Chuck Stirk sent this along ~
Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway Design Standards Overlay Advisory Committee Meeting #1
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 1 p.m., Ashland Nature Center
There's also a Public Workshop for the project on February 12, 7 p.m. presentation, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. displays, Ashland Nature Center http://www.wilmapco.org/RCVSBfeb12publicmeeting.pdf
About the Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway
The Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway is a series of 28 roads in northern Delaware, offering views of rolling hills, upland forest, meandering creeks and pastoral flood plains, roughly located between Routes 48 and 52. Its 2008 Corridor Management Plan established a vision, mission, goals and guiding principles for the Byway.
CMP Vision Statement: “To ensure the preservation and conservation of the irreplaceable resources that together form the Red Clay Valley and its Scenic Byway.”
CMP Mission Statement: “To support enhancement and restoration efforts, where needed, to continually improve the values of the Byway’s identified scenic, natural and historic qualities.”
CMP Goals speak to conserving intrinsic qualities; encouraging context sensitive design that respects the scale and character of surroundings and minimizes change to intrinsic qualities; balancing transportation and safety needs in a manner that respects intrinsic qualities; and protecting resources, while recognizing the needs and interests of stakeholders, landowners, organizations and businesses.
Guiding Principle: Protect and enhance the Intrinsic Qualities of the Byway.

  •   Where we are going (project definition),
  •   Why we are doing this (purpose and intent: “Local Commitment”)
  1. 3)  Review of the Unified Development Code (UDC): Has the UDC addressed the recommendations of the Corridor Management Plan (CMP)?
    •   Refinements made, if any
    •   Conflicts that exist, if any
  2. 4)  Investigation of Best Management Practices
    •   Examples
    •   Objective: to develop a Menu of Strategies for achieving the vision, mission, goals and objectives of the CMP

5) Outreach
Goal: To give the public access to the planning effort and the opportunity to comment
on implementation strategies Website/publicity
Public Workshop
7) Schedule/ Next Steps/ Roles and responsibilities/ Q&A 
And from WILMAPCO ~
Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway Design Standards Overlay Advisory Committee,
The rescheduled kick-off Advisory Committee for the development of Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway Design Standards Overlay Zoning will now be held Tuesday, February 10, 1 p.m. in the Ashland Nature Center (3511 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, DE 19707). 

WILMAPCO, John Gaadt, NCC, and Townscape Design, LLC are working to develop design standards for the byway based in part on the Corridor Management Plan. They would like to have the members of the Alliance attend the first Advisory Committee meeting to give their input if you are able to.
A copy of the meeting agenda is attached. I look forward to seeing you then. 

In the meantime, please contact me at 302.737.6205, ext. 118 or email hdunigan@wilmapco.org if you have any questions or ideas for the project.
Heather Dunigan
Heather Dunigan, Principal Planner
850 Library Ave., Suite 100, Newark, DE 19711
302/737-6205 ext. 118

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Issues Involving Vacant Housing At CLNCC's Monthly Meeting - 7PM Tuesday, January 20th In New Castle

Charles Stirk, President  

7PM Tuesday, January 20th

Paul J. Sweeney Public Safety Building
3601 N. DuPont Highway (Route 13), New Castle DE

Issues Involving Vacant Housing

A diverse panel will discus issues and solutions
concerning the more than 10,000 vacant
residential units in New Castle County