Comprehensive Town Plans & Planning

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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.


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    Town of Middletown 2022 Comprehensive Plan
    (Institute for Public Administration, 2022-10-03) O'Neill, Sean; Reitz, Jennifer; Levine, Jack
    The Town of Middletown 2022 Comprehensive Plan was prepared by the Town of Middletown with assistance from the Institute for Public Administration (IPA), a unit within the University of Delaware’s Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration. The purpose of the 2022 Comprehensive Plan is to guide future decisions by delineating the policies on which these future decisions will be based. These policies are developed through the comprehensive planning process and informed by factors affecting the community. These factors include demographic trends, land uses, the transportation system, natural resources, economic development, historic resources, and both utilities and community facilities. An assessment of existing conditions and the creation of a guiding vision and goals have informed the development of recommendations for the town to consider after the adoption of this plan.
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    Town of Wyoming 2022 Comprehensive Plan
    (Institute for Public Administration, 2022-08-24) DeCoursey, William
    This plan was prepared by the Town of Wyoming Comprehensive Planning Committee with input from the Town Council and assistance from the Institute for Public Administration (IPA), a unit within the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy & Administration at the University of Delaware. IPA links the research and resources of the University of Delaware with the management and information needs of local, state, and regional governments in the Delaware Valley. IPA assists agencies and local governments through direct staff assistance and research projects as well as training programs and policy forums.
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    Lewes Executive Committee on Resiliency: A Resilient Community Partnership
    (Institute for Public Administration, 2022-05-26) Barnes, Philip; Reitz, Jennifer
    The City of Lewes is one of Delaware’s most climate-vulnerable communities and is committed to developing and implementing climate resiliency policies and practices. In 2021, the Mayor and City Council empaneled an eleven-member Lewes Executive Committee on Resiliency (LECR) to identify, debate, and recommend resiliency measures that City Council could adopt. This brief provides details of the options and an analysis of their impacts.
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    Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Proposed Annexation and Development of Draper Farm (The Granary)
    (Institute for Public Administration, 2021-10-21) O'Neill, Sean; Morton, Mike
    The analysis put forward by the University of Delaware Institute for Public Administration projects expected revenues for the Town of Milton related to the proposed annexation and development of the Draper Farm property over the course of 20 years. This analysis utilizes budgetary information provided by the Town of Milton and development projections from the owner of Draper Farm, Convergence Investments, Inc. to form the basis of expected revenues to the Town of Milton over the next 20 years. Other factors in these projections include expected new employees and equipment for town police, public works, and water systems as well as projected persons per household, prices for units sold, and town tax rates.
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    2021 Eastside Housing Study
    (Institute for Public Administration, 2021-04-29) O'Neill, Sean
    This report summarizes the state of the housing market in the Eastside neighborhood of Wilmington, Delaware, and outlines potential strategies for the community to pursue moving forward.