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Delaware's Cape Region Friday, May 30 - Thursday, June 5, 2003 www.capegazette.com Volume 11 No. 2 "THE PRICE OF LIBERTY IS ETERNAL VIGILANCE" Lewes canalfront center design unveiled Proposal is received enthusiastically at meeting By Andrew Keegan A general design for Lewes' Canalfront community center was presented, and enthusiastically received, during a meeting of the Canalfront Advisory Ad-Hoc Committee, May 28. One of the challenges of the design was incorporating the existing net house into the center. "I came to this project about two months ago with a fresh pair of eyes," said John Collins, an architect with Andropogon. "It was my job to take the space and make it work with the canal." The location of the bathrooms was one of the first design elements Collins amended. The facilities no longer jut out into the park and have been relocated under the slope of the grade change. Both community center visitors and those outside have easy access. A 180-square-foot kitchen is located on the first floor which greatly enhances the use of the center, said Collins. "A commercial kitchen is invaluable in a meeting space and some day you may decide to have wed- dings here." The first level, which is also the park level, is the site for a large assembly space, approximately 1,400 square feet or about the same size as the Lewes Public Library upstairs meeting room. Several offices are also located on the first floor with 240 square feet allotted for storage space. The center's second floor is level with Pilottown Road and hosts a small meeting room, and room for a community gallery. The second floor design plan is open with a view of the first level. "The life saving sta- tion was my inspiration for this building," said Collins, "and the gable structure allows for maximum light into the gallery space. A metal roof is planned. Teresa Durkin, who has handled the proj- ect for Andropogon from its conception, Continued on page 14 Weather dampens the holiday Staff reports A rainy Memorial Day weekend did not seem to deter visitors from the Cape Region beach resort area, and many busi- nesses reported sales were strong during the holiday weekend. Traffic was congest- ed in waves, primarily May 23, but police reported it remained steady but passable throughout most of the weekend. City rev- enues raised through parking meters, how- ever, were down in Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, suggesting fewer visitors than last year. Wet weather holds Q,.phl ....y RGG down Rehoboth revenue World's first tulip-shaped arch bridge planned for Indian River Inlet The dreary Memorial Day Weekend of 2003 didn't do much to bolster parking The world's first tullp-shaped arch bridge, spanning River Inlet bridge by 2006. The bridge will have a 45-foot meter revenue in the City of Rehoboth more than 1,000 feet, isa:tap to become the new Indian vertical clearance. For the story, please turn to page 15. Continued on page 16 Hawkseye development slated for Gills Neck Road 163-acre project includes along Gills Neck Road south of Lewes. acre home sites on the north side of the path fight-of-way intersect the old railroad As described on the subdivision plan grade, grade at the gated entrance of Hawks Nest, m 1 0-lot rFd itv drawn last August by Charles D. Murphy Part of the proposed agricultureJresiden- where the bike path would then turn fight a oa_e_ commun  Associates land surveyors, the proposed tial subdivision request involves the long- and follow the railroad grade eastward. By Jim Cresson Hawkseye subdivision would consist of a sought and still-awaited bike path from Twenty-two acres of wetlands and storm John Lingo, Bill' Lingo and Paul 152-1ot Hawkseye section containing:home Lewes to Route 1. Under the LTAssociates water retention ponds are on the property, Townsend - und narne LT Assoc, iates sites averaging three-quarters of an acre, all plan, that bike path will consist of a 20-foot and 23.9 acres of streets and easements are - have a subdivision proposal pending with on the south side of the old Penn Central state right-of-way adjacent to a 20-foot included in the overall open space of the county planners that Would bring a two- railroad grade between Lewes and subdivision'roadway to be called Golden project. The entrance to the development section, large-lot development to both sides Rehoboth. A gated 10-lot Hawk's Nest see- Eagle Boulevard that runs south to north will consist of two 18-foot-wide lanes of the railroad grade on a 163.6-acre tract tion of the subdivision will feature 3- to 4- within Hawkseye. The boulevard and bike Continued on page 12