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16- CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, May 2- May 8, 1997 I004POR [ AlXT tRIPLE ESTA rE AIJCTION EVEI00 NG SALE Saturday, May l Oth, 4:00 p m. AT REHOBOTH BEACH CONVENTI( )N CENTER REHOB()TH AVENUE, REHOBOTH BEACH DE Proposed zoninglaw puts : l00ver Milton request on hold By Rosanne Pack Milton Town Council will meet as usual, Monday, May 5; howev- er, one published agenda item, a public zoning hearing, ,ill not be addressed. The zoning change application from the DeAntonio Group, River Milton developers, was to have been heard, but that action was re- cently stayed at their request. The Milton Planning and Zon- ing Commission is considering the creation of a new residential zoning ordinance, and developers feel that the new designation might be more appropriate for their proposed housing develop- ment. The DeAntonio Group wishes to stay further consideration of their request until the new ordi- nance is adopted or rejected. It will be presented at a public hear- ing on Tuesday, May 13. "After the April town council workshop where there was discus- sion of zoning. We decided that we wanted to look at the R-2 pro- posal," said Brian Dolan, attorney for the developers. "It looks very interesting. It seems to be an en- lightened approach, and the town is earnestly trying to work with US." Plans for a development that contained multiple-family dwellings had drawn fire from those opposed to the DeAntonio application for an R-3 designa- tion. Even though the developers stated that they would not allow density to be greater than that of R-l, single family housing, some Milton residents were concerned that the density restriction might not be adhered to, particularly if the property changed owners. Ordinance&apos;progressive . Linda Rogers, chair of the plan- ning and zoning commission, said that the proposed R-2 ordinance could allow progressive develop- ment while controlling density. "What the R-2 would do is al- low cluster housing in an area zoned for single family homes. It would allow duplexes and units containing three to four houses, but the density would be the same as single family zoning," Rogers said. 'q'his type of development is a wave of the future. With the clus- ters, there is more open area, you still have paved streets with curves, there can be planned land- soaping." Dolan said that the DeAntonio Group recognized the legitimate concerns of town residents; and the developers wanted to do what He said the process of approv- ing a new ordinance and a re-ap- plication on the part of DeAntonio could create further delay in the project; however, the developers are willing to wait, and hope for a resolution that pleases everyone. Early as June "The town could have the ordi- nance approved as early as the June council meeting; and that would allow us to reapply in Ju- ly," he said. "Maybe as early as August, we would get our zoning. It's in our best interest to wait and see if the new ordinance is accept- d. I) Rogers said that, in theory, Dolan is correct. The planning and zoning commission could vote for approval as early as the May 13 public hearing and the necessary approval of town council could come a early as the June 2 council meeting. "That's in theory. You just don't know what will come out in a public hearing)" she said. "It's a chance for everyone to hear what is proposed, and you can get input from everyone in the community. "Maybe some people will bring up ideas that we hadn't thought of. Sometimes, it's back to the draw- ing board." Rogers slated at an earlier hear- ing that change would come to Milton, whether residents like it or not; and she is in favor of the town preparing itself to make changes in a controlled, orderly fashion. Milton Planning and Zoning public hearing to considered the proposed R-2 zoning ordinance is Tuesday) May 13, 7 p.m. in the li- brary. River spawns a Swann In an additional move to make their development more in keep- ing with the character of Milton, DeAntonio Group members have decided to change the name of their proposed development from River Milton to Swarm Point. Dolan said that Lou DeAntonio learned that area history includes information on a character named Swarm who used a location on the banks of the Broadkill River to pick up and deposit contraband; thus the name Swann Point. Ac- cording to accounts, the property owned by the DeAntonio Group might very well include that loca- tion. "The developers thought that this would create more connec- tiveness with Milton," Dolan said. "it is Mr. DeAntonio's idea. Hehas done some research-on the property, and he likes what they could to accom0date and might :have been the original reassure them. 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