New Castle County
Standards for Amending the Zoning Map
In determining whether a zoning map amendment should be recommended or approved, all of the following factors shall be considered:
A. Consistency with the Comprehensive Development Plan and the purposes of this Chapter.
In areas of new development, consistency with the Comprehensive Development Plan shall be considered to meet the standards in Subsections B and C, unless compelling evidence indicates the proposed amendment would threaten public health, safety, and general welfare.
B. Consistency with the character of the neighborhood.
C. Consistency with zoning and use of nearby properties.
D. Suitability of the property for the uses for which it has been proposed or restricted.
E. Affect on nearby properties.
F. Recommendations by the Department.
(Amended January 18, 2011 by Ordinance 10-113.)
Commercial development proposed by Stoltz, in the heart of the Brandywine Valley.