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14 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 2 - May 8, 2003 Planners issue preliminary OK for Vineyards at Nassau Valley By Karl Chalabala With short deliberation April 26 ihe'Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission approved the preliminary site plan for the Viner yards atNassau Valley, a 984-unit multifamily community to be lo- cated onRt. 9 adjacent to the Nas- sau Valley Vineyards on 82 acres owned by Bob Raley. - There was rio public- oppositibnto the site plan. Commissioners' only con- cerns were over Sussex County Council recommending a new road that might traverse the prop erty. " "T!le state has not deter- mined whether the road will acre- ally cross the property," said Jim Fuqua, counsel for the developers, Vineyard Communities, LLC,. 'Development of the community, upon final approval, will be divid- ekt into eight phases over a period Ofeight years. The proposed road would affect the latter three phas- es of development on the western- most portion of the property. 'q'he line drawn &or the proposed road was arbitrary," said Wendy Baker, project manager. Bobbi Geier, DelDot plying director, said that approval for the road would be determined by 2005. The last three phases of construc- tion wilt begin within six years from groundbreaking. The devel- oper agreed to construct around DelDot's roadway. The V'meyards at Nassau Valley will feature a new design in multi- family home construction known as the Big House. Developed by Humphreys and Partners Archi- tects from Dallas,'l'exas; the Big House design plan appears to be a large manor house or estate from the exterior; however it is divided into many residences inside. The Vineyards at Nassau Valley will feature 43 estate homes with eight Continued on page 15 Submitted graphic This site plan for Vineyards at Nassau Valley won preliminary approval from the Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission.