Sussex County hosts public Planning & Zoning Workshop based on transportation

Sussex County hosts public Planning &...

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. - Sussex County is drafting a Comprehensive Plan for 2018.

The county's planning and zoning commission has been working on it since 2016.

Officials in charge of crafting the plan believe the public's input will help them develop a vision for the county's future and that's exactly whey they have been hosting public workshops.

The comp plan must be reviewed and updated every ten years for state certification.

Sussex County's last comprehensive plan was updated in 2008 and the next version should be adopted by June 2018.

Folks from all over the county came to the planning and zoning workshop on July 14, 2017, with one thing in mind. And that was transportation.

Chairman of the commission, Marty Ross says transportation has been a problem for Sussex County for quite some time.

Residents came forward with several thoughts, such as alleviating congestion and even coming up with creative ways to build new roadways. And with many residents from around the county, these workshops allow everyone to be heard.

But these are just the early stages of the comp plan process, which needs to go through several hurdles before the final results are turned in.

Public workshops will take place every Friday for the next month.

We're told there will be another major workshop in September followed by another public hearing. 


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