Upcoming Meetings

We need your presence and voices at these meetings in order to let our elected and appointed officials know how we, the citizens and stakeholders of Lewes, feel about the development of the New Road Corridor. 

Delaware is a small state and citizen voices have more impact than in larger states. If you are a transplant, do not let the bigger government you are used to discourage you. Stakeholders are noticed in our small and wonderful state. Attend some meetings and be part of the process. 

1/10/19

City of Lewes Public Workshop- Discussion of possible changes to annexation zone

7:00

City Hall, Lewes DE

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1/10/19

City of Lewes Public Workshop- Discussion of possible changes to annexation zone

This is a special workshop called to discuss density calculations in the new annexation zone, which is where the Brittingham parcel is. Two members of the City Council, Rob Morgan and Bonnie Osler, pushed for Council to consider adopting the same standards as the Sussex County Council recently passed, which remove tidal wetlands from density calculations of a parcel. This is an important topic which will dictate how many units are developed on the Brittingham parcel on New Road. More information: 

https://www.capegazette.com/article/lewes-debates-density-calculations/171663?fbclid=IwAR2KMJ1zicgcKecnMeYvXJ2MxbC614eubicIXmaUk6LwOnDz2zLJSfQDEqY

7:00

City Hall, Lewes DE

12/20/18

Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission- Groome Property

6:00

2 The Circle, Georgetown DE 19957

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12/20/18

Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission- Groome Property

UPDATE: Sussex County Planning & Zoning passed Tower Hill/ Groome at this meeting with some additional setback and landscaping requirements. 

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Groome is back on the agenda and the traffic study is in. We will be near the beginning of this meeting, so it will not be a late night: https://sussexcountyde.gov/sites/default/files/agendas/PC%20Agenda%2012-13-18%20Revised%20.pdf 

There is no zoning change requested, so this will not go to Sussex County Council. The chance to speak about the proposed 292 homes  was at the public hearing, but citizen presence is very important!  We need a good turnout to show how concerned we all are.

You can submit comments to the commission in advance, via this link: 

https://sussexcountyde.gov/contact-planning-zoning-commission






6:00

2 The Circle, Georgetown DE 19957

12/19/18

PLUS (Preliminary Land Use) Review Meeting with Brittingham Parcel Developer

9:00 am

Preliminary Land Use Service (PLUS) Meeting Room 133, Haslet Armory 122 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., South Dover, DE

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12/19/18

PLUS (Preliminary Land Use) Review Meeting with Brittingham Parcel Developer

The Brittingham Parcel was officially annexed into the City of Lewes by the Mayor and City Council on 11/13/18. Under present zoning under the annexation coade AX-RES the developer plans to build 90 townhouses. The developer, Joe Setting, or his lawyer, will present their proposal  for the "Lewes Waterfront Preserve" to the State of Delaware at 9:00. Plan to arrive at 8:45. This is a meeting open to the public and neighbors have the right to attend, even if space is limited. There is no period for public comment, but it is important to observe and be involved from the inception. The PLUS application confirms that the development will be rows of high density townhomes.


PLUS Application with site plan: https://stateplanning.delaware.gov/plus/projects/2018/2018-12-01.pdf


Meeting Agenda/Location: https://stateplanning.delaware.gov/plus/agenda/2018/20181219-agenda.pdf


Here is some more background information: https://www.capegazette.com/article/lewes-residents-have-their-say-annexation-new-road-parcel/168982


https://www.capegazette.com/article/developer-unveils-plans-new-road-property/170519?fbclid=IwAR26e5L3xzVEfxWsOWFx1Dr6oSZN4qCch6P2NYq8JjuGrqYU77R3ZleOwCo


9:00 am

Preliminary Land Use Service (PLUS) Meeting Room 133, Haslet Armory 122 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., South Dover, DE

12/14/17 Meeting Update

Thanks for the Great Support at the 12/14/17 Meeting!

Approximately 160 people packed the Margaret H. Rollins Center on 12/14/17 for the GLCC Meeting about New Road. We collected many signatures on our petitions and heard from many concerned citizens. The opposition to developing this parcel was the overwhelming and obvious sentiment of the crowd. We thank the Greater Lewes Civic Coalition for hosting this meeting and for all the support from the community. 


We are taking a break for the holidays and will release an action plan early in 2018. We have had a lot of media and citizen interest resulting from the meeting. Please continue to check our website, follow us on Facebook, and sign up for emils (if you did not sign up at the meeting). 


Visit our "How To Help" page

to see what you can do to speak up or support this cause.


We need and appreciate support and involvement from the greater Lewes community.

Thanks to our Expert Panel

The New Road Preservation Alliance had three speakers present historical, archeological, topographical and environmental information about the Groome Parcel and surrounding area. 


Thank you to Ralph Prettyman, Ron Vickers, and Mike Powell for presenting, and to our own Doug Spelman for representing us at the meeting. 


Speaker panel and topics:

  

Ralph Prettyman-  Local Historian and Author History of Tower Hill (Groome Church property)

Archeology studies and potential impacts


Ronald Vickers-  DNREC, State Parks, Manager Land Preservation Office & Administrator 

State Open Space Program, Retired 2016 

Why preserve Groome Church property and Great Marsh significance


Michael Powell- DNREC, Shoreline and Waterway Management Program 

Sea level rise impacts on flooding of Canary Creek, on New Road and New Rd. properties 

Press on the Meeting

To be added

Meeting Photos

See Gallery Below

Public Meeting 12/14/17

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When?

Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. 

Where?

Margaret Rollins Community Center

Meeting Room

111 Adams Ave

Lewes, De 19958

(location of old Lewes Library)

The Greater Lewes Civic Coalition is hosting this meeting to provide a forum to educate local citizens about this important issue. All are welcome at this public meeting.

12/14/17 Meeting Details

   

New Road Informational Meeting

to be hosted by the Greater Lewes Civic Coalition   

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Time:  7:00 p.m. 

Location:  City Room at the Rollins Center  

Speakers:  Various experts   


The Greater Lewes Civic Coalition invites all area residents to attend a New Road informational meeting on December 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the City’s meeting room at the Margaret H. Rollins Community Center, formerly the Lewes Public Library, at 111 Adams Avenue in Lewes.    


The purpose of this meeting is to hear from experts on open space preservation, history, archeology, and science and from others with relevant knowledge to help the community understand the present condition of the vital New Road corridor and the potential effects of further development along it.   The goal of the Coalition is to educate the citizens of the City and of nearby communities and their elected representatives about matters of common interest.    

For more information about this meeting please contact GreaterLewes@gmail.com. 

How to Help

Please attend this important meeting and encourage friends and neighbors to do the same. Petititions will be on hand to sign. Volunteer and donation information will be available, as well. 


You can also follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/New-Road-Preservation-Alliance-Lewes-De-194546467760564/