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

  • 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 ...
  • Scott, Marcia; Graham, Jessica; Horgan, Evan; Rothwell, Jeremy; Scoglietti, Alexa; Seymour, Nicole; Watson, Verity (2014-05-23)
    The Complete Communities Delaware 2013 Summit brought together local, regional, and national private- and public-sector leaders, as well as community stakeholders, to discuss opportunities and issues related to complete ...
  • Scott, Marcia; Patterson, Theodore; Nau, Natasha (2013-04-01)
    To address the need for local governments to plan more prosperous and livable communities, a new integrated approach to transportation planning, land use planning, and community design—called Complete Communities—is gaining ...
  • Patterson, Theodore; Nau, Natasha; Anderson, Christopher (2013-01-23)
    The University of Delaware conducted community-planning projects in two selected towns in Delaware starting in spring 2012 and culminating in November 2012 at the Complete Communities Delaware 2012 Summit. The Town of ...
  • Scott, Marcia; Nau, Natasha; Anderson, Christopher (2012-12-20)
    In January 2012, the University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration (IPA) initiated a project titled Formulating a Framework to Plan for Complete Communities in Delaware, which was funded by DelDOT and conducted ...
  • Homsey, Andrew; Minni, Nicole (2011-06-29)
    Since the provision of fire, rescue, and EMS is so critical to the welfare of the community it serves, the Lewes Fire Department (LFD), Inc., has undertaken the development of a strategic plan to assist in anticipating ...
  • Wollaston, Martin; and IPA Planning Services (2011-06-29)
    This comprehensive development plan update is intended to serve as a document for the future development of the Town of Townsend. When adopted by the Town Council, it will be given official recognition as a guide for future ...
  • O'Donnell, Edward; Wollaston, Martin; and IPA Planning Services (2011-01-21)
    The 2010 Update to the 2004 Town of Elsmere Comprehensive Plan provides information on population, housing, employment, the environment, public services, and land use. Most importantly, the 2010 Update provides the Town ...
  • Wollaston, Martin; and IPA Planning Services (2009-08-18)
    The plan is a legal document serving as a foundation for Magnolia’s land use decisions and annexation policy. It also serves as a consolidated reference guide containing demographic, economic, environmental, and historical ...
  • Wollaston, Martin; and IPA Planning Services (2009-08-18)
    The plan is a legal document serving as a foundation for Frankford’s land use decisions and annexation policy. It also serves as a consolidated reference guide containing demographic, economic, environmental, and historical ...
  • O'Donnell, Edward; and IPA Planning Services (2009-03-04)
    The plan is a legal document serving as a foundation for Delaware City’s land use decisions and annexation policy. It also serves as a consolidated reference guide containing demographic, economic, environmental, and ...
  • DeCoursey, William J.; and IPA Planning Services (2009-03-04)
    The Town of Blades Comprehensive Plan has several purposes. First and foremost, the plan is a unified advisory document to the Council and the Planning Commission on land use and growth issues. It should be used to guide ...
  • Raab, Linda; and IPA Planning Services (2009-03-04)
    The 2008 Town of Clayton Comprehensive Plan provides current information on population, transportation, housing, employment, the environment, municipal services, and land use, and it establishes a new municipal growth ...

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