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" , . Lewes approves Jq00:fferson Avenue subdivision By Henry J. Evans Jr. Cape Gazette staff Residents on Lewes' Jefferson Avenue know about change. They know that with change come dirt- filled dump trucks, messy road- ways and problems parking on the street where they live. The Lewes Mayor and Council's final approval Thursday, May 31, of a major sub- division application clearing the way for 10 single-family homes to be built at the east end of Jefferson Avenue, will bring more change. Residents expressed con- cerns about the project but none objected to it. Residents of the street endured underground utility reconstruction and street resurfacing which ended in spring 2006. The council voted its unani- mous approval of Savannah Ventures LLC's plan to build homes on the parcel that, more than a decade ago, contained a warehouse in an industrial-zone. In the recent past, a structure on the parcel had also served as a child day-care facility. The land has since been cleared in preparation for the develop- ment. Larry DiSabatino, Savannah Ventures principal, agreed to sev- eral contingencies the council requested as part of its approval. DiSabatino agreed to seek an alternate route to the site using Freeman Highway. As it stands now, traffic to and from the subdi- vision would use Jefferson Avenue only. DiSabatino also agreed to make improvements to the railroad crossing, located just before entry to the subdivision parcel. He said he would work with the rail line's owner to allow the development sidewalks to extend closer to the tracks than is now planned. Sue Ellis, a Jefferson Avenue homeowner, said the street, years ago, was known widely as "Deadbeat Street." She said Jefferson Avenue has gone through numerous changes since those days. She asked how AUCTION. Late Obituar,00 Michael P. Warrington, Alien Foods mechanic Michael P, Warrington, 48, of Harbeson, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, Sunday, June 3, 2007. He was born April 26, 1959 in Milford. Michael was a mechanic for Allen Family Foods in Harbeson. He served in the United States Marine Corps. Michael was a NASCAR and Miami Dolphins fan and he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles E. Warrington; and two brothers, Stephen W. Warrington and Charles Bruce Warrington. He is survived by his mother, Kathleen P. Warrington of Harbeson; three sisters, Sandra M. Wyatt of Georgetown, Bonnie L. Wilkinson of Seaford and Patricia L. Eye of Harbeson; and numer- ous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, June 8, at the chapel of Melson Funeral Services on Long Neck Road in Millsboro, where friends may call on Thursday, June 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Harbeson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Michael's memory to Harbeson United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 45, Harbeson, DE 19951 or Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947. SATL RDAY JUNE 9'h3:00 PM ON SITE "Rt. 9 Georgetown" RAIN OR SHINE ISUL=I AMlm k m k sJt ............................................... WL .......... J=,OMFORT,00,., Rehoboth had-,, t)t t87S6 Coastal Hwy, 302,64S construction of the development would affect residents. "Will this project be going on for the next 10 years?" Ellis asked DiSabatino. DiSabatino said he plans to begin utility and site work as soon as possible. He estimated the site work would take six months to complete. or of the homes to be built would have to comply with Lewes' Historic Preservation Commission requirements. He said Tetra Tech Inc., a Newark-based design and engi- neering company with an office in Lewes, has designed three home modrl usmg arctiirecuraotifs He said he plans to build one speculative home on a lot that has not yet been selected. DiSabatino said construction of the remaining homes would depend on market demand, which he said has recent- ly not been very strong. DiSabatino said he's aware the subdivision is within the city's historic district and that the exteri- found on homes from various periods of Lewes' history. DiSabatino emphasized that the subdivision would be part of Lewes and not apart from the city. "This is not a gated communi- ty," DiSabatino said of the subdi- vision, which he said would not have a grand entryway and might not have signs indicating it's an area separate from the rest of Jefferson Avenue. Mayor Jim Ford, a Jefferson Avenue resi- dent and home- owner since 1979, said he, too, had seen FORD the street change through the years. Ford said he's seen times of heavy vehicular traffic and times when there has been very little traffic. Contact Henry J Evans Jr. at /ze vans @cape gagetle, com. 6.9+-ACRE PARCEL00 On County Seat Hwy. A.K.A. Rt. 9 West of Georgetown, DE " Lg. 6.9 +-Acre Parcel "* Mature Woods r Backs up to Farmland on 2 Sides "" Possible Conditional Use "k AR-1 Zoned " Busy County Highway Plot Plan From Sussex Co. Tax Map Parcel 2-31-19.00 - 9.00 ._ / Old FUrnace Rd] --:   .... 'rlNlll: A 10% deposit to be required on day of the sale with the balance is due and payable in cash or certified check at final settlement within 30 days. &lLT'it'l[O]%"]Eil]B'$ NOLO- This large parcel is zoned AR-1 and fronts on one of central Delaware's busiest arteries. Large wooded parcel with 2 older homes sold "as is"ll Deed calls for 300' frontage i BlllltgC'l'lOi'St From Rt. 9 (County Seat Hwy.) to Rt. 113 intersection, proceed west on County Seat Hwy. past the Old Furnace Rd. intersection approx. 2500 ft. to the property on your right. Look for AUCTION SIGNSll NOrI= While this parcel has tremendous I potential, it is the purchaser's responsibility to do his or her due diligence. Emmert Auction makes no representation regarding| developabUity or bureaucratic approvals. - | - CALL Butch or JL For More Details and Private Showing OPEN HOUSE . "We Bring Buyer & Seller Together" " Sun., June 3rd 1-2 pm " (302) 227-1433 Day (302) 22%3946 Fax ' (302) 227-2714 Night , WOO., Juno 6th 5-6 pm " emmertaucfion.com . BROKER CO-OPERATION * SUBJECT TO IMMEDIATE CONFIRMATION * VERY MOTIVATED SELLER - IT IS HIS INTENT TO SELL ON SALE DAY!I!i