Southern NCC Master Plan

Public Information Session to be held October 17 at Odessa Fire Hall

The New Castle County Department of Land Use, DelDOT, and WILMAPCO have begun a Master Plan for Southern New Castle County (SNCC). The SNCC Master Plan will inform development and preservation decisions, and make recommendations for transportation and land use improvements and policies.   

You are invited to attend a Public Information Session on Wednesday, October 17 from 4 to 7 pm at Odessa Fire Hall. There will be presentations at 4:15pm, 5:15pm and 6:15pm. 

During the information session, you'll have the opportunity to share your thoughts on what Southern New Castle County should look like in the future. To learn more, please visit

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Southern New Castle County Master Plan - *Request for Proposals (RFP) 

The DSouthern NCC dev areas map Opens in new windowepartment of Land Use, Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) and Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) are seeking proposals to perform the Southern New Castle County (SNCC) Master Plan.  For the purpose of the RFP, the Southern New Castle County area is comprised of the area within New Castle County located south of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.  This Master Plan, including the assessment and analysis of anticipated growth, should result in the development of a plan for the area south of the C&D Canal, that informs development and preservation decisions, recommended physical improvements and governmental policies regarding transportation and land use for Southern New Castle County, as implemented through the New Castle County Comprehensive Plan. The end result is to provide an environment to allow for growth and development with mixed-use land development with walkability, bikeability and place-making, while preserving natural and agricultural resources and assets.

The basis for the SNCC Master Plan is to follow up on what has occurred over time since the 2009 Infrastructure Master Plan and the 2003 Local Road Plan were completed in one of New Castle County’s fastest growing areas. This master plan process will be conducted in partnership by WILMAPCO, the New Castle County Department of Land Use, DelDOT and key stakeholders.  

*Note: The deadline for proposals was May 29, 2018.

View the complete Southern New Castle County Master Plan RFP here.