Cities and towns can change pretty drastically over time. Where there were once homes there might be a new shopping center or public park. While these can sometimes be welcome changes, they often pose a problem for property owners in Delaware. This is because these...
Land Use And Zoning
Milford City Council approves zoning change for wellness village
On Behalf of Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. | Oct 17, 2018 | Land Use And Zoning
With the population aging in Delaware, the Milford City Council approved a nursing and rehab center proposed by Nationwide Healthcare Services. The center would anchor a wellness village that would lease spaces to multiple tenants like a child daycare center,...
Construction of Delaware racetrack halted by Supreme Court
On Behalf of Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. | Mar 9, 2017 | Land Use And Zoning
Delaware residents may have heard about a recent Supreme Court ruling that halted the development of a proposed motor speedway track in Felton. The Feb. 23 decision upheld a previous Superior Court ruling made in August 2016 that the land, presently the location of a...
Preventing easement disputes with contracts
On Behalf of Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. | Feb 9, 2017 | Land Use And Zoning
Delaware property owners are sometimes asked to grant easements on their properties to others, including neighbors, utilities companies or municipalities. Easements are needed when other people need to use your property, and they may lead to disputes over property...
Botanic Garden in Delaware’s Sussex County moving forward
On Behalf of Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. | Mar 8, 2016 | Land Use And Zoning
Residents of Sussex County may be interested in learning about the proposed Delaware Botanic Gardens, which will be located near Dagsboro along Pepper Creek. Sources report the project is moving forward and that architects, developers and planners have now been...
Delaware microbrewery clears first zoning hurdle
On Behalf of Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. | Feb 25, 2016 | Land Use And Zoning
A potential West Rehoboth microbrewery has cleared its first zoning hurdle after the Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to approve its conditional-use application. A local youth center has openly opposed the plan.The microbrewery applied...
Towns move for development district plans
On Behalf of Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. | Dec 10, 2015 | Land Use And Zoning
Delaware residents who are interested in real estate may want to learn about the recent news that Georgetown and Dagsboro are conducting planning towards gaining designation from the state as Downtown Development Districts. The project is intended to get the two towns...
The legal options for relief from zoning laws
On Behalf of Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. | Apr 16, 2015 | Land Use And Zoning
Delaware residents who are interested in land use issues may wish to know their options when it comes to fighting against zoning laws. These options usually involve either asking for an exception to the laws or fighting against the particular application of the laws...
Understanding the process of changing laws regarding land use
On Behalf of Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. | Dec 29, 2014 | Land Use And Zoning
Delaware residents may be interested in some information about how to change or get around zoning laws. These actions generally require that the person convince the local authorities of the change at a hearing.Cities and municipalities often have specific zoning laws...
When is a land-use action subject to pre-application review?
On Behalf of Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. | Nov 14, 2014 | Land Use And Zoning
Part of the due diligence for those involved in commercial or residential real estate development in Delaware can sometimes involve waiting to complete an application for a land use plan. The state of Delaware may require an applicant to arrange a pre-application...
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