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Michael Short photo Rehohoth Beach's replenishment project has just conclud- ed and Congressman Mike Castle was in town to urge federal funding for beach replenishment. "This is the nation's summer capital...We need this very much," said Castle at the Wednesday, Aug. 12 press confer- ence on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. Pictured are (l-r) Re- hoboth Beach Mayor Sam Cooper, Castle and Dewey Beach Mayor Bob Frederick. Beach Continued from page 1 Castle stood on the Boardwalk Wednesday, Aug. 12, within sight of bulldozers and bikinis to make his pitch for federal dollars. "Our beaches are often called the na- tion's summer capital because people from Washington, D.C., come to use them. For people to say that it should only be Delaware's responsibility contra- dicts the facts that they are enjoyed by everyone," he said. Both Dewey Beach Mayor Bob Frederick and Rehoboth Beach Mayor Sam Cooper were on hand to support Castle. Both said the importance of a healthy beach af- fects the entire nation and should be considered of prime economic importance. "Safety for residents and visitors to our coastline should be the con- cern of federal and state govern- ments," according to Congressman Castle. "In addition, tourism and recreation cuts across state lines because people from the Mid-At- lantic region and nationwide come to Delaware to enjoy the coast- line." After leaving North Shores, Delaware's project will pump sand at Bethany Beach, Sea Colony and South Bethany Beach (Fenwick Is- land will receive additional sand in a separate small project). The project has proceeded with little controversy, except for rough seas and mechanical breakdowns that slowed the process. There has been, however, some concern from the Sierra Club and some individuals, about the use of the Hen and Chickens Shoal area as the site where sand is dredged from. The Rehoboth Beach Home- owners had previously expressed concern over that issue and called for more information. Some mem- bers of the steering committee de- veloping a master plan for Cape Henlopen State Park also ex- pressed some concerns. Federal fishery officials are con- sidering the designation of the area as "essential fishery habitat," although no such designation has yet been made for the area. This project, however, is ex- pected to take only a small frac- tion of the sand involved in the massive shoal and it is considered a one-time dredging operation, not a long-term process. When asked about the con- cerns, Castle said that we should always be environmentally aware, but he said that his personal con- clusion is "the impact is less than permanent." CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 14 - August 20, 1998 - 17 Lewes Boatyard developers withdraw plans By Dennis Forney . Faced with a barrage of ques- tions about the safety, scale and appropriateness of its project for Lewes, developers of the Pilot- house condominium and retail shop proposal withdrew their plans from consideration by the Commercial Architecture Review Commission (CARC). The project, which is just start- ing its meanderings through the development procedures of Lewe s , is proposed for the 1.4 acre Lewes Boatyard site fronting on the canal and Pilottown Road. The move to withdraw the pro- ject followed a two-hour hearing atended by about 30 townspeople on Thursday, Aug.& After conferring with attorney James Yori about their options, Jim Kiernan and Ron Moore said they felt the wisest course was to withdraw the proposal until they had a chance to address some of the concerns raised. Questions from the public fol- lowed an opening presentation in which the developers explained that their 24-condominium and 18-commercial unit project was architecturally designed to fit into the character of Lewes. They said the proposed cedar siding, and towers along the lines of the Pilots Association's building on Lewes Beach, would lend the project to the atmosphere of Lewes. They also noted that seasonally interest- ing landscaping would be used to soften some of the mass of the project. While CARC members offered questions about some materials and colors, the primary criticism and questions came from mem- bers of the audience. Although the developers ques- tioned the appropriateness of some of the questions - given the architectural emphasis of the Continued on page 19 CP00DIVER THURSDAY SERVICE HOURS EXTENDED For Your Convenience, we have expanded our Thursday service hours from 8a.m. to 8p.m. each week. 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