Urgent notice from Save Our County and the New Castle County Civic League
Planning Board Hearing
June 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
The Stoltz Co. will present their application to rezone the Barley Mill Plaza property at DE 141 and Lancaster Pike from its current zoning of Office Regional to COMMERCIAL REGIONAL. If they are successful, the results will impact the area for decades, adding another big box mall amounting to little more than a sea of asphalt and congestion accessible only by car. It will forever change the character of the area, and will add additional traffic to surrounding roads that are now relatively safe for bicycling and walking.
If you object to this proposal, please send a letter today to NCC Land Use objecting to the rezoning of BMP. Details HERE or simply email: LandUse@nccde.org
Then come to the hearing to show your objection. Save Our County is driving the effort, and it should be noted they are not against development at BMP. The owner/developer has many options to further develop BMP without rezoning. The first application submitted to develop BMP was OR. The second application that is now before the county to rezone is a trade-off result of Stoltz agreeing not to erect a potential 11 story building at Greenville Center — a completely different property one mile away from BMP.
SOC is against this rezoning. The Land Use Department of New Castle County and County Council are not parties to that agreement and should not be led to believe that most residents in the area are in favor of it. They should be encouraged not to pass the rezoning application to Commercial Regional.
Attend Tuesday’s hearing to show your objection and send your opinion to New Castle County Land Use Department and the Planning Board today:
Hearing location and time:
7:00 p.m. at 77 Reads Way, in the All Purpose Room, Gilliam Building (behind County Government Building off Commons Blvd.) – see it on Google Maps.
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Save Our County is an informal group of citizens and neighborhoods concerned with and opposed to the application to rezone Barley Mill Plaza.