Comprehensive Town Plans & Planning

 

This collection provides reference information for state and local governments, elected officials, citizens, and students on comprehensive plans and planning-related issues and includes research reports, comprehensive plans, land-use ordinances, and community growth and planning information. Visit the IPA website for more information.

Recent Submissions

  • DeCoursey, William J.; Raab, Linda P.; Minni, Nicole M.; Eisenhart, Scott; Barnes, Philip; Oza, Jeel (2018-01)
    This plan was prepared by the City of Milford Planning and Zoning Commission with assistance from the Institute for Public Administration (IPA), a unit within the School of Public Policy & Administration at the University ...
  • Raab, Linda P.; Minni, Nicole M. (Institute for Public Administration, 2016-08-24)
    On March 23, 2016, the Zoning Committee reviewed the change proposed in this Plan Amendment and recommended that the Town Council approve transmission of the amendment for review under the Preliminary Land Use Service ...
  • Raab, Linda P.; Minni, Nicole M. (Institute for Public Administration, 2014-09-04)
    Following adoption of the 2010 comprehensive plan, the Town of Townsend, to comply with Title 22, Section 702(c) of the Delaware Code, has been preparing to amend its official zoning map to rezone all lands within the ...
  • Raab, Linda P.; DeCoursey, William J.; Minni, Nicole M. (Institute for Public Administration, 2014-01-06)
    Title 22, Section 702(e) of the Delaware Code requires that at least every 5 years a municipality shall review its adopted comprehensive plan to determine if its provisions are still relevant given changing conditions in ...
  • Raab, Linda P.; Minni, Nicole M.; Wollaston, Martin W. (Institute for Public Administration, 2017-02-14)
    On March 13, 2010 by Ordinance 266, The Town of Ocean View adopted a complete update of its comprehensive plan. This plan was certified by the governor on October 21, 2010. Following adoption of the 2010 complete plan ...
  • Bierma, Alissa; Hopkins, Erik (Institute for Public Administration, 2007-05)
    Today’s bookshelves are full of growth management policy guides and program suggestions with technical details, program specifics, and economic analysis. All of these program guides can play an important part of creating ...
  • City of Milford; DeCoursey, William J.; Barnes, Philip J.; Raab, Linda P.; Pierce, Rob; Eisenhart, Scott; Oza, Jeel; Minni, Nicole (2018-05)
    This plan was prepared by the City of Milford Planning and Zoning Commission with assistance from the Institute for Public Administration (IPA), a unit within the School of Public Policy & Administration at the University ...
  • Wollaston, Martin; Raab, Linda; DeCoursey, William; Patterson, Theodore; Rudd, Brandon; Connelly, Eric (2012-11)
    This document is an update to the 2005 Town of Middletown Comprehensive Plan and serves as a guide for Middletown’s land use decisions and annexation policy. It also serves as a consolidated reference containing demographic, ...
  • Wollaston, Martin; Raab, Linda; DeCoursey, William; Jones, Kirsten; Tierney, Gemma; Seymour, Nicole; Horgan, Evan (2017-01)
    This comprehensive development plan is intended to serve as a document for the future development of the Town of Kenton. Adopted by the Town Council, it is recognized as the guide for future planning efforts of the community ...
  • O'Neill, Sean; Raab, Linda (2017-10)
    This study serves as an informational tool for Middletown to be used by decision makers when taking into consideration any policy changes they deem necessary regarding multifamily development proposals.
  • City of Milford (2018-04)
    The Strategic Plan strives to create an organizational framework that will be used to drive effective decision-making for City Council and City management through the next five years. This framework lays the foundation for ...
  • Barnes, Philip (2017-08)
    Given the extent of Delaware's vulnerability to three climate change impacts—sea-level rise, heavy precipitation, and increased temperatures—climate-conscious planning must become normal practice for Delaware’s municipalities. ...
  • Barnes, Philip (2017-05)
    Communities in Sussex County, Delaware, must address their vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change impacts such as frequent flood events, sea level rise, and increased temperatures. To assist communities along ...
  • Wollaston, Martin; Horgan, Evan; Scoglietti, Alexa; Seymour, Nicole; Tierney, Gemma (2016-02)
    In December 2011, the Institute for Public Administration completed a project that examined pedestrian-lighting policies in unincorporated areas in Delaware. The purpose of the 2011 study was to better understand who shared ...
  • Wollaston, Martin; Condliffe, Simon (Institute for Public Administration, 2014-09)
    The methodology explained in this report will assist local efforts to better understand the fiscal impacts resulting from proposed development activities. Chapter 1 describes the purpose and appropriate use of the “Fiscal ...
  • DeCoursey, William; Berl, Tyler; Rothwell, Jeremy (2014-05-23)
    This document is intended to provide background on the concept and case study examples to help communities decide for themselves if Form-Based Codes are a good tool to help achieve the goals of a local comprehensive plan ...
  • DeCoursey, William (2014-05-23)
    This document is intended to provide background on the concept and case study examples to help communities decide for themselves if Form-Based Codes are a good tool to help achieve the goals of a local comprehensive plan ...
  • DeCoursey, William (2014-05-23)
    Visual guide to form-based codes.
  • Wollaston, Martin; Thorp, Steven; Pomilio, Miriam (2014-05-23)
    In the interest of developing a statewide addressing dataset, the Delaware Geographic Data Committee (DGDC) through the Office of State Planning Coordination (OSPC) contracted with the University of Delaware’s Institute ...

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