Pending Legislation

Text Amendment Ordinances Referred to Department of Land Use Awaiting Return to Council
  • 08-046
    To revise Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Unified Development Code - UDC) Article 7 (transfer of development rights and other incentives and bonuses) regarding research and technology use development bonuses.
  • 10-059
    To revise Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Unified Development Code - UDC) regarding Article 7 (Transfer of Development Rights and Other Incentives and Bonuses) and Article 33 (Definitions) to eliminate workforce housing regulations.
  • 11-026 sub 2
    To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 40 (Unified Development Code or UDC) regarding redevelopment
  • 11-115
    To amend the New Castle County Code Chapter 40 (also known as the Unified Development Code or UDC) regarding institutional residential uses (type II).
  • 12-084
    To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 7 (Property Maintenance Code) and Chapter 40 (Unified Development Code), Articles 15 (Historic Resources), 30 (County Council and Administrative Bodies) and 31 (Procedures and Administration) to prevent the demolition by neglect of property zoned historic or with a historic zoning overlay and to designate $150,000 of the property maintenance revolving fund for emergency repairs for these historic properties
  • 12-087
    To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 40 (Unified Development Code) regarding council record plan review
  • 12-094
    To revise Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Unified Development Code or UDC) regarding the establishment of an open space zoning district.
  • 14-026
    To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 40 ("Unified Development Code or "UDC", Article 6 ("Sign Regulations"). regarding electronic variable message signs.
  • 14-072
    Revise Zoning Map: Mill Creel Hundred, East Side Stanton Christiana Road (SR 4/7), South of Honeysuckle Lane and Opposite Telegraph Road; 22.228 acres from S (Suburban) to CN (Commercial Neighborhood); and to amend the 2012 Comprehensive Plan consistent therewith.  (The Exploratory Minor Land Development Plan for Stanton 7 LLC proposes to rezone the property to CN and to develop a 17,883 square foot shopping center; 2014-0092-S/Z.)
  • 14-075
    Revise Zoning Map: New castle Hundred. West Side Bear/Christiana Road (SR 7), North Side Newtown Road, and south of Rivers End Drive; 3.21 acres from NC10 (Neighborhood Conversation) to CN (Commercial Neighborhood); and to amend the 2012 Comprehensive Plan consistent therewith. (The Exploratory Minor Land Development Plan for Newtown Square proposed to consolidate seven parcels and to rezone the area to CN to construct three one-story buildings with 22,700 square feet of commercial floor area, 2014-0336-S/Z.)

Rezoning Ordinances Referred to Department of Land Use Awaiting Return To Council
  • 10-044
    Revise zoning map: New Castle Hundred; south side U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway), north side Norfolk and southern railroad row, opposite Appleby Road; 5.43 acres from NC21 (neighborhood conservation) to CR (commercial regional); and to amend the 2007 Comprehensive Plan update consistent therewith. (Exploratory plan for 504 Pulaski Highway proposes to construct a 19,600-square-foot one-story used car sales and auto repair building and to provide over 200 parking spaces for sales, display, service, and inventory of motor vehicles on 5.43 acres; 2010-0001-S/Z).
  • 10-64
    Revise zoning map: New Castle Hundred, west side Old State Road, south side Norfolk and southern railroad, and west of U.S. 13 and Llangollen Boulevard; 11.78 acres from S (suburban) to CR (commercial regional); and, to amend the 2007 Comprehensive Plan update consistent therewith. (Exploratory plan for 339 Old State Road proposes to combine three tax parcels and to use an existing 2,850-square-foot building in addition to constructing an additional 24,260 square feet of flex warehousing and commercial rental buildings on 11.78 acres. 2010-0244-S/Z).
  • 10-078
    Revise previously approved and recorded UDC rezoning record major land development plan: New Castle Hundred, north side Old Porter Road and east of Porter Road. (The exploratory plan for Meridian Crossing II proposes to replace 29 single-family detached homes with 50 single-family semi-detached homes and will supersede the previously recorded plan (2004-0514-0053080). Former Section 40.31.114 of the New Castle County Code (which applies to former process plans) requires that all subsequent land development plans to a previously recorded rezoning record plan be in strict accordance and strict conformance with the development on the approved preliminary plan that was relied upon by County Council when it granted the rezoning on February 11, 2003, by Ordinance 02-111; Council District 6; ST (Suburban Transition) zoning district; Application 2010-0296-S/Z)
  • 10-90
    Revise zoning map: Brandywine Hundred, east side River Road, north of Lore Avenue, and south of both Government Lane and Riverside Drive; 11.03 acres from S (suburban) to ST (suburban transition); and, to amend the 2007 Comprehensive Plan update consistent therewith. (Exploratory plan for the Milton and Hattie Kutz Home, Inc., proposes to construct a 48,300-square-foot two-story assisted living facility in Phase I and another 14,000-square-foot two-story assisted living facility in Phase II on the same property with an existing 47,778 square foot nursing home on 11.03 acres. 2010-0523-S/Z.).
  • 10-098
    To revise Article 8 (Nonconforming Situations) of Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Unified Development Code or UDC) regarding redevelopment of approved but unbuilt structures.
  • 10-100
    Revise zoning map: New Castle Hundred, east side of East Main Street, north of SR 273, and west of SR 1; 4.28 acres from NC15 (neighborhood conservation) to CN (commercial neighborhood); and, to amend the 2007 Comprehensive Plan update consistent therewith. (Exploratory plan for the East Main Street Hotel proposes to construct a three-story 15,390-square-foot 70 room hotel on 4.28 acres with 3.06 acres of open space. 2010-0584-S/Z.)
  • 11-057
    Revise zoning map: Mill Creek Hundred; north side Capitol Trail (SR 2) and west side Possum Park Road (SR 72), Newark, DE; 54.97 acres from S (suburban) to CR (commercial regional); and amend the 2007 Comprehensive Plan consistent therewith. (Exploratory major land development plan and rezoning for Newark Town Center proposes to subdivide 170.61 acres into two parcels and to rezone and develop a shopping center containing 344,674 SF of GFA on 54.97 acres., 2011-0155-S/Z).
  • 11-078
    Revise zoning map: Christiana Hundred, east side Montchanin Road, south side Barley Mill Road (SR 141), Wilmington, DE; 2 acres from OR (office regional) to CN (commercial neighborhood). (Exploratory minor land development plan and rezoning for 20 Montchanin Road proposes to rezone a portion of the 19.8-acre site to CN (Commercial Neighborhood) and to construct a 6,000 square foot building. 2011-0201-S/Z)
  • 12-007
    Revise zoning map: Mill Creek Hundred; southwest side Limestone Road (SR 7); south of Valley Road and nearly opposite Lantana Drive, Hockessin, DE; 1 acres from NC21 (neighborhood conservation) to CN (commercial neighborhood) and to amend the comprehensive plan consistent therewith. (Exploratory minor land development plan and rezoning for Limestone Crossing proposes to rezone 1 acre to CN (Commercial Neighborhood) and to demolish two existing buildings and construct a 6,960-square-foot retail building with drive through lanes and associated parking. 2011-0583-S/Z).
  • 12-104
    Revise zoning map: White Clay Creek Hundred, west side SR7 (Stanton / Christiana Road) and south of SR 4 (Stanton / Ogletown Road); 3.70 acres from BP (business park) to CR (commercial regional). (The exploratory major land development plan and rezoning for Fusco Properties proposes to consolidate five existing tax parcels into one parcel and to develop a 21,000-square-foot building for commercial retail use; 2012-0510-S/Z).
  • 13-036
    Revise zoning map: Christiana Hundred, east side Centerville Road, south of Kirkwood Highway (SR 2), on the southeast side of the SR 2 and SR 141 interchange ramp; 5.33 acres from S (suburban) to CR (commercial regional) and to amend the comprehensive plan consistent therewith. (The Exploratory Minor Land Development Plan and Rezoning for Walmart expansion at Prices Corner proposes to rezoning to CR 5.33 acres of land adjacent to the interchange ramp and to expand the existing Walmart by 43,455 square feet for a total 180,296 square feet of commercial retail, 2013-0128-S/Z.)
  • 13-037
    Revise zoning map: Pencader Hundred, east side Summit Bridge Road (SR 896), south of Porter Road, and north of Howell School Road; 45.32 acres from S (suburban) to ST (suburban transition) and to amend the comprehensive plan consistent therewith. (The exploratory major land development plan and rezoning for colony at Summit Bridge - East proposes to rezone a portion of the property to ST for a residential open space planned development option for 150 dwellings (39 single-family detached, 24 single-family twin units, and 87 single-family townhouse units; 2012-0603-S/Z).
  • 13-046
    Revise zoning map: White Clay Creek Hundred, west of Stanton Christiana Road (SR 7), west side Frontage Road, south of Ogletown Road (SR4) and north of Churchmans Road; 9.13 acres from BP (business park) to CR (commercial regional). (The Exploratory Minor Land Development Plan and Rezoning for SPCA Commercial proposes to rezone a portion of the property to CR and construct three separate buildings with a total of 20,825 square feet of gross floor area to accommodate a convenience store and gas station, commercial retail, and a fast food restaurant; 2013-0254-S/Z).
  • 13-048
    Revise zoning map: Brandywine Hundred, south side Naamans Road (SR 92) and west side Peachtree Road; 3.04 acres from NC21 (neighborhood conservation) to CN (commercial neighborhood); and to amend the 2012 Comprehensive Plan consistent therewith. (The Exploratory Minor Land Development Plan and Rezoning for CVS Pharmacy - Naamans Road proposes to consolidate three parcels and demolish the existing structures; and, to rezone the area to CN and construct a 13,281-square-foot CVS Pharmacy with drive-through. The plan and rezoning will also amend the 2012 Comprehensive Plan Update, 2013-0294-S/Z.)
  • 13-065
    Revise previously approved preliminary plan and UDC rezoning for village of Llangollen: New Castle Hundred, northwest side river road (SR 9); northeast of Llangollen Boulevard. (The exploratory plan for Village of Llangollen is proposing to remove the age restricted status and requirements and the community center building from the existing record plan and will supersede the previously approved preliminary plan and rezoning for Village of Llangollen. Former Section 40.31.114 of the New Castle County Code (which applies to former process record plans) requires that all subsequent land development plans to a previously recorded rezoning plan be in strict conformity with the development on the approved preliminary plan that was relied upon by County Council when it granted the rezoning. County Council adopted Ordinance 06-132 in February, 2007. ST (Suburban Transition) zoning district; App. 23013-0328-S/Z).
  • 14-043
    Revise Zoning Map: Christiana Hundred, Southwest Side Lorewood Avenue and North of Maryland Avenue; 0.10 acre from NC5 (Neighborhood Conservation) to CN (Commercial Neighborhood) and to amend the comprehensive plan consistent therewith. 
    (The purpose of this proactive rezoning is to change the zoning to reflect the historical and existing commercial use of this property and to restrict the existing structure and future use of the property to remain consistent with the residential character of the area.  Tax Parcel Number 07-043.10-311, 6 ½ Lorewood Avenue, Elmhurst, Wilmington, DE  19804; Application No. 2014-0176-Z)
Ordinances Referred to Boards & Commissions Awaiting Return to Council
  • 10-115 sub 1
    To amend Chapter 26 of the New Castle County Code relating to the employees' retirement system and the county employees' pension plan to provide for service retirement annuity after 25 years credited service for Emergency Medical Service Division employees or Emergency Communications Division employees and providing for increased employee contributions from employees and further amendments related thereto.
  • 11-068 sub 1
    To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 26 (Human Resources) Article 1 (In General) to delete section 26.013 (Residency Requirements for Certain County Employees).
  • 11-074
    To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 26 (Human Resources) Article 4 (Pensions) to change pension plan options.
  • 12-067
    To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 (Administration), Article 3 (Officers and Employees), Division 2.03.100 (Code of Ethics) regarding acceptance of gifts.
  • R12-121
    Plan of traditions at Pike Creek: Mill Creek Hundred; north side of Paper Mill Road; 200 feet west of Limestone Road; reconfigure previously approved 64 attached (townhouse) dwelling units; propose 12 additional attached units for a total of 76 dwelling units (condo unit complex), and changing street name of Polonia Way to Madison Lane; ST zoning.
  • 13-069
    To revise New Castle County Code Chapter 2 (Administration), Article 5 (Departments and Offices), Division 2.05.500 (Department of Administration), Section 2.05.505 (Employees' Retirement System Board of Trustees - Created; Organization; Duties Generally) to ensure the future viability of the New Castle County employees' retirement system by expanding and adding to the retirement system Board of Trustees two subject matter experts.
  • 14-052
    To Amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 ("Administration"), Division 2.03.100 ("The Ethics Code"), regarding Annual Financial Disclosure statements

    Tabled Legislation
  • 09-114
    To revise Chapter 14 of the New Castle County Code to exempt certain property from taxation.
  • 09-108
    Revise zoning map: Christiana Hundred, southwest corner of Kirkwood Highway and Hawthorne Avenue abutting the west side of the SR 141 off-ramp; 0.71 acre from NC5 (neighborhood conservation) to CN (commercial neighborhood); and to amend the Comprehensive Plan consistent therewith. (Preliminary plan for 2900 Kirkwood Highway (5 Hawthorne Avenue) proposes to subdivide the existing 0.95 acre parcel into two lots with the first lot to be developed with a 2,857-square-foot two-story office building and the second lot to remain residential for a future dwelling unit. 2009 0085-S/Z.)
  • 11-006
    Amend the annual operating budget: revise Special Services.
  • 10-120
    To declare surplus certain lands of New Castle County associated with the New Castle County airport and to permit their dedication to the Delaware Department of Transportation for roadway improvements.
  • 11-073
    To revise Chapter 7 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Property Maintenance Code) regarding instant ticketing.
  • R11-187
    Plan of High Hook Farms: St. Georges Hundred; south side of Vance Neck Road; 3,000 feet east of Ashleigh Drive; major land development plan that creates 387 lots as an open space planned subdivision (workforce housing); S zoning.
  • R12-106
    Consenting to the appointment of Marcos Ramos as chairman of the New Castle County Diversity Commission
  • R12-116
    Consenting to the appointment of Patricia Purnell to the New Castle County Human Resources Advisory Board.
  • R12-122
    Authorizing the county executive to institute condemnation proceedings to acquire easements on properties located at 80 Germay Drive, tax parcel no. 07-043.20-043, 82 Germay Drive, tax parcel no. 07-043.40-050 and 84 Germay Drive, tax parcel no. 07-043.40-051.
  • R12-124
    Authorizing the county executive to sign a memorandum of agreement with Christiana Care Health Services related to a new paramedic station in Middletown
  • 12-010
    Revise zoning map: White Clay Creek Hundred, southeast side East Chestnut Hill Road, southwest of Augusta Drive and Stanley Plaza Boulevard, and northeast of Todd Lane; 2.96 acres from S (suburban) to CN (commercial neighborhood) and to amend the Comprehensive Plan consistent therewith. (The Exploratory Minor Land Development Plan and Rezoning for 659 E. Chestnut Hill Road proposes to rezone 2.96 acres to CN (Commercial Neighborhood), demolish the existing structure, and construct a 19,028-square-foot two-story office building. 2011-0531-S/Z).
  • 12-090
    Amending New Castle County Code Chapter 7 (Property Maintenance Code) regarding garbage and rubbish collection in unincorporated New Castle County
  • R12-136
    Plan of Delaware Hospice: Mill Creek Hundred; southwesterly side of Polly Drummond Hill Road and Fox Den Road; proposal to subdivide the existing parcel into two lots; construct a 24-bed, 59,978-square-foot hospice facility and associated site improvements; S zoning
  • R12-139
    Requesting that the New Castle County sheriff and New Castle County deputy sheriffs be commissioned as constables
  • 13-012
    Amend the grants budget: appropriate federal grant award of $195,300 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to the federal fiscal year 2010 Homeland Security Grant Program for the New Castle County Department of Public Safety.
  • 13-040
    To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 1 (General Provisions) and Chapter 2 (Administration), and to create a new Chapter 29 (Agriculture).
  • 13-066
    To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 (Administration) to extend and in instances expand executive branch department and office monthly status and/or progress reports to council and to the public to enhance transparency and accountability for services and projects of keen interest to residents.
  • 13-070
    Amend the pay plans and rates of pay for non-union unclassified service employees of the Executive Office in order to revise the pay rates for members of board and commissions.
  • 14-003
    To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 ("Administration") concerning County Attorney or designee approval of Executive Branch legislation as to form and legality.
  • 14-020
    To Amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 ("Administration") concerning County Attorney or Designee Approval of Executive Branch generated legislation as to legality.
  • R14-027
    Requests the County Executive Implement both live and delayed broadcasts of all New Castle County meetings.
  • R14-028
    To amend Rule 4 ("Regular Council Meetings"), Section 4.1 ("In General") of the Rules of the County Council of New Castle County to include notice that all regular meetings of County Council are broadcast and streamed.
  • R14-107
    Requests New Castle County Council implement both live and video on demand video broadcasts of all publicly advertised New Castle County Council meetings.
  • R14-108
    Requests New Castle County Council implement video on demand broadcasts of all publicly advertised New Castle County Council meetings.
  • R14-128
    Consenting to the appointment of J. Neil Greenstein to the New Castle County Hockessin Design Review Advisory Committee.