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DeBraak Townsend Continued from page 1 approval for our plans at the May 1 meeting of the architecture com- mittee but we're not really count- ing on it," said Metz. "We hope there will be a lot of in- terest and we will get an idea of what the people of Lewes would like on that property in terms of style. I'd like to think we could get architecture approval by June or July and then get moving from there." Metz said he would like to be- gin construction in the fall of 1997 and be open for business in the spring of 1998. He said he has employed the services of Delmarva marine his- torian Dale Clifton to research history of the area and help come up with an appropriate architec- tural style. "Dale's researching the names of some of the older hotels from Lewes's past and a list of some of the captains' names of the area. I have three Sea Esta motels but that doesn't seem appropriate for that location in Lewes. We're planning something upscale - something that will get a three star rating from AAA. We would like four stars but that would require a restaurant and that's not in our plans." Continued from page 1 A second building is proposed to house a 1,200 square foot con- venience store. A third building will house ei- ther a drive-in bank or a restau- rant. That's proposed to be 15,000 square foot. The fourth building is proposed for a 25,000 square foot depart- Plans include pool Metz said his plans would in- clude a pool and elevator and at least 62 parking spaces in a bi-lev- el parking arrangement under the room levels. He said that his partner Jim Kyger has All States Construction Company in Selbyville and brings considerable experience with Dryvit - a concrete-stucco materi- al - to the project. Mark Hardt, his other partner, has Hawk Design and Building in Bethany Beach and brings design expertise. "We've been working on designs for several months, to come up with the optimum mix," said Metz. "Our plans will also include conference rooms which we feel there's a need for in the Lewes area. Our plans are also for a year-round facifity - fully insulat- ed j' Massey to review Lewes building inspector Bill Massey said he planned to review Metz's plans on Friday, April 18 and then put the proposal on the May 1 agenda for the Commercial Architecture Review Commis- sion. 'What area's zoned C-2 which allows for a 40 foot height," said Massey. "In the past we've allowed property owners to rebuild on the footprints of buildings that have been demolished to make way for new construction. "The plans require a trip to CARC and then to Lewes Plan- ning Commission before a build- ing permit can be approved. That's assuming that no zoning variances will be needed." ment store and 7,500 square foot of retail space. There have been no written comments submitted by Delaware's Department of Trans- portation on the project. DelDOT must grant an entrance permit for any such project and such large projects have recently raised con- cern because of traffic safety and congestion issues. Earlier this year, for example, DelDOT denied an entrance per- mit for a large Lowe's store of at CAPE , Friday, April 18- April 24, 1997 - least 131,000 square feet in the Five Points area and Lowe's has since suggested a scaled back store (DelDOT has :lot responded to the request for a Also on the agent ning and Zoning mc ditional Lighthouse The proposed chanj elimination of a p and the addition of al retail square foot Dyer McCrea Vc is also proposing !mailer store). a for the Plan- eting is an ad- Plaza change. ;e calls for the lanned motel ome addition- tge. ntures L.L.C. multi-family 11 housing project for the Mills prop- erty next to Troop Seven. That project calls for 69 units devel- oped in two phases. DelDOT said the proposed access location of the project is acceptable. Also on the agenda is the 100 unit motel proposed by Donald Derrickson. That site is in the triangle of land created by the new Postal Lane alignment. DelDOT said traffic generated by the project would have a minimal impact. Roomy, Lakefront Newly-designed, Garaged Villas Take Control of Your Life! Select a New Home in Elegant, Affo00 Located in Lewes, Del. and within minutes of the oceE 'dable Plantations n. when you select a home at Plantations, you know you've taken charge of your life. You have decided to move into the one location that parallels your lifestyle. Selections are abundant: Single-family homes, Villas with 9arages and gas heat, Carriage Homes with garages where you own the land, Courtyards on the water. All built by Country Life Homes, the only Diamond Builder Award winner in Delaware. Call or come by Plantations to see for yourself. We're oven 9 to 5 daily. Prices start at !ust $99,500. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Lewes, Delaware 19958 Call us at 302/645-2727 or 800F/77-1530, Faxius at 302/645-1984 ]. From Route 1, turn west at Midway Shopping Center traffic light onto Postal Lane, then right on 275.  , ! i