Claymont Redevelopment Plan
The 2002 New Castle County Comprehensive Development Plan Update identified the need for redevelopment of existing properties, particularly in the many unique unincorporated communities in New Castle County. In response to this identified issue, New Castle County has adopted both a redevelopment ordinance and most recently a Hometown Overlay District enabling ordinance. Both ordinances establish a process in which the redevelopment of existing properties can be more easily achieved by altering land development requirements and the approval process. Hometown Overlay designation allows UDC requirements to be modified to adjust density, landscaping buffers or open space area, parking, building and paving setbacks, building heights and sign standards to ensure that proposed development/redevelopment will conform to the goals and objectives of the Community Redevelopment Plan and/or Design Guidelines manual. The standards established by this Community Redevelopment Plan/Design Guidelines manual that conflict or contradict those of the UDC shall supersede those identified and determined by the Department during plan review.
The Claymont Community Redevelopment Plan and Manual of Design Guidelines have been prepared by Thomas Comitta Associates, Inc., Town Planners and Landscape Architects and the New Castle County Department of Land Use in cooperation with the Claymont Renaissance Development Corporation.