The Bond Bill and Stoltz Real Estate Partners
Page 52 of this year's Bond Bill includes some specific instructions to DelDOT on how to handle permits for two high profile development projects in New Castle County:
Section 114. Buck Road. The Department of Transportation is requested to refrain from issuing any entrance permit, authorization, or approval for use of any entrance way from New Castle County Parcel Number 0702600094 onto Buck Road, until such time as it also certifies by letter to the New Castle County Department of Land Use that the developer’s proposed entrance design meets the Department’s standards, pursuant to its authority under Title 17 Del. C. §146 and its related regulations, intended to protect public safety and maintain smooth traffic flow. The government of New Castle County is also requested to solicit comments from and work with the residents of surrounding communities, community organizations, and State and local officials to address traffic safety and other legitimate land use concerns about the proposed development, after the receipt of the Department’s letter.The projects in question, proposed by Stoltz Real Estate Partners, have been the subject of immense controversy. I don't know how much these two sections will affect consideration of the projects.
Section 115. Routes 141 and 48. The Department of Transportation is requested to refrain from issuing any permit, authorization, or approval for use of any new, additional, revised, or modified entrances for New Castle County Parcel Numbers 07-032.20-003, 07-032.20-048 through and including 07-032.20-055, 07-032.20-057 and 07-032.30-072 onto or from Route 141 or Route 48, until such time as the Department obtains, reviews, and comments upon a traffic operations analysis for the area, which among other elements addresses (1) the predicted levels of service on intersections, roadways, or the Tyler McConnell Bridge affected by the proposed development of these parcels, and (2) the roadway improvements necessary to accommodate the development of these parcels, based upon the exploratory development plans submitted to the New Castle County Department of Land Use by the developer, as required by the County’s Unified Development Code (UDC). To the extent that any submission of proposed development plans is substantially different than the original exploratory development plans submitted to the County, the Department is further requested to assess the impact of the new submission’s traffic generation upon the local transportation network. The scope of the assessment shall be at the reasonable discretion of the Department.