DNREC to host interest meeting for public input on proposed Cape Henlopen State Park restaurant project

 

LEWES, Del.- The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Enviromental Control (DNREC) is still looking into the possibility of adding a 6,000 square foot restaurant on Cape Henlopen State Park grounds and now want the community’s input, as they’re hosting a public interest meeting.

Currently, a contract between the state and La Vida Hospitality has a deadline of January 1st to make a decision.

We’re told the project is still in the proposal stage, as things like required permitting would still have to be ironed out.

Delaware State Parks Director Ray Bivens tells 47ABC the idea for the project actually came from public input. “We get complaints about our food concession. We know that we’re dealing with problems with bathroom capacity and making them fully accessible,” Bivens said.

“Our job is to balance the visitation of the public and making sure we’re maintaining the resource. We’re keeping both of those in mind as part of this presentation.”

The meeting is scheduled for next Monday, December 5th at the Cape Henlopen High School auditorium.

If you aren’t able to make it to that meeting, we’re told there will be a link available to send comments in virtually.

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