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Proposed 202-Unit Development Draws Opposition in Sussex County

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Site plan for the proposed Arbor-Lynn development. Site plan for the proposed Arbor-Lynn development.

GEORGETOWN, Del. - Robert Delanoce loves his home, which is adjacent to a wooden area in the Estates of Sea Chase in Rehoboth Beach. But he said he is concerned about the proposed Arbor-Lynn development off of Warrington Road. 

"Traffic is burgeoning," he said. "And it's going to continue to burgeon with this development." 

The proposed development would include 202 units spread across more than 35 acres. That would include 60 single family homes, 82 townhouses, and 60 condominiums. The property would be nuzzled in between Beebe Healthcare's medical office on Route 24 and three adjacent developments - The Estates of Sea Chase, Sea Chase, and Sterling Crossing. 

The developer for the project, Lockwood Design and Construction, made its presentation at a public hearing on Aug. 13 in front of the Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission. After the company's presentation, 12 people spoke in opposition. That included representatives from The Estates of Sea Chase and Sterling Crossing. 

"I think what will happen is that it's just going to be congestion beyond what it is," Delanoce said. "And it already is reaching heights of the traffic being constant."

The attorney for the developer told a different story at the public hearing. Attorney Gene Bayard said that this was an "infill" situation, because the area is surrounded by developments of similar densities on all sides. 

"It's the last piece of land that's not developed on this property," Bayard said. 

Harvey Grider, of Sterling Crossing, also spoke at the meeting. He said the county and state needed to do more to address the congested roads, before they allowed more developments. 

"Mostly it's the infrastructure," he said. "We need lights and we need widened roads. And they're not doing anything do that. They're just building and building and building. And it makes traffic worse and worse."  

The Planning and Zoning Commission has not yet issued its recommendation to the council, which will have a public hearing of their own on Sept. 22 at the County building in Georgetown.  

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