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t'9' L: .*/,::-t4-,-('r .. (",-',,t.-f ,. ,%" .1t,'r,,-. ,-re.  : - 20 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 2 - October 8, 1998 Capano land near Rehoboth entrance eyed for 70-unit project By Michael Short Sussex County Planning and Zoning will hear preliminary plans at its next meeting for a ma- jor new project off Route IA near the entrance to Rehoboth Beach. The proposal by Rehoboth Beach Associates calls for 70 mul- tifamily units to be located off Route 1 A, between Church Street and the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. The Planning and Zoning Com- mission will hear the site plan re- quest at its Thursday, Oct. 8 meet- ing at 7:30 p.m. in the new county building. Plans call for ,0 t,nits, 146 park- ing :;-aces, recreational amenities, a gazebo and a swimming pool. The parcel is already zoned com- mercial. The parcel contains 5.68 acres. The site is believed to be the 1o: cation of the former Stockley Bean Factory. The contact telephone number listed on the project application is the number for Louis Capano and Sons. Louis Capano and Sons owns the former bean factory, which can be distinguished by the tall brick chimney which was once part of the long-since abandoned facility. No one was available to discuss the plans on October 1, but Alex Stein of Louis "Capano and Sons Bennett new local GOP Chair Lewes City Councilman Jud Bennett has been selected to be the new Republican Party chair- man for the 37th Representative District. Bennett replaces present chairman David Stevenson. He is a Lewes resident and works as a Delaware River pilot. Bennett de- scribes himself as a "moderate" and "middle of the road" Republi- can. He said he wants to revitalize young Republican clubs in order to get young ieople involved in the party and said that his goal is "to revitalize the Republican par- ty here and make this a model dis- trict...My goal is to elect a Repub- lican governor." Bennett said he is hoping to find people to work Farmland Continued from page 12 land preservation legislation three to five years ago, the pundits were saying we should strive to pre- serve 25 percent of our farmland through this program. The recent allocation will put us close to halfway there. We're in this for the long haul," said McGrath. "It will probably take $100 million to $200 million over the next 10-20 years to get the job done. There's still a mess of race ahead of us." McGrath said that 38,600 acres said earlier this summer that the planned residential planned, com- company owned the site, was hav- munity. The zoning change is for ing it surveyed and was consider- the project to be located on Route ing whether or not to try to devel- 1, north of Kmart and behind the op anything at the site. Lighthouse Plaza, which is now Stein said at the time that there being built. were no definite plans for the site. The plans were already ap- That is the most notable of sev- proved for approximately 45 acres eral interesting tems to he ds- of land. But Dyer-Morea Ventures cussed by the county's planning LLC is asking for the change in and zoning commission, order to change the type of hous- Also on the agenda are the fol - ing to be included in the commu- lowing nity, but to keep the number of A conditional use for Saran- housing units the same. nah Road, Lewes, to develop a A site plan for Sussex West, a medical office by Dr. Bruce and planned community on Route 9 Brenda Topoi on 1.14 acres of west of Five Points for manufac- land. tured housing. The plans proved A change of zone being re- somewhat controversial and the quested by Dyer-McCrea Ven- countylimited the project's size tures to change the zoning for a when it was approved several Is00' '-'/, 1 This map illustrates the parcel of land offRoute IA proposed for a 70-unit complex, months ago: The site plan for Sus- sex West, limited to onlyl08 units, was deferred by the Sussex Coun- ty Planning and Zoning Commis- sion at its last meeting. There were questions at that Spt. 24 meeting about whether Sussex West hoped to eventually develop the rest of the roughly 55-acre par- cel in the future, despite the re- striction on the number of units which is allowed in Sussex West. on Former Rehoboth High School Students It's not too late to make your reservation for the Rehoboth High School Reunion. Over 400 have already signed up, representing classes from the thirties, forties, fifties and sixties. Don't miss the fun of seeing old classmates and teachers again. Dress casual, $30.00 per person October 17th, 1998 BayCenter At Ruddertowne Music by "The Convertibles" Call 227-1989 or 645-7628 for further details with him and asks that anyone who is interested in working in the 37th District to call him at 645- 0284. Lowe's hopes to sell old building The new Lowe's store being built at Five Points is expected to be completed by the end of this year. Lowe's Spokesman Jule Schreffler said that the existing Lowe's store located on Route 1, just south of the new larger store being built, will probably be sold. The older, smaller store will re- main open until the new store is finished. After that, Lowe's will try to sell the facility. While there are no details available, she said that Lowe's generally tries to sell its smaller stores when they are being replaced with larger facili- "ties in the samearea "Our first priority is to try to sell 'that building," she said. of Sussex farmland are currently in agricultural districts, with 5,650 acres in. permanent preservation as of the end of round three. Of the application s pending for perma- nent preservation, 27,500 acres of Sussex land are included. He said when the summer of 1999 pur- chases" are compl&e, one-third to one-half of the permanently pre-. served farmland will be in Sussex. "Sussex is not as threatened, there's less pressure there than in Kent and New Castle. Kent County has had the highest sign- up rate up until now but Sussex is starting to catch up." Oct 1st - Nov 6th ' TtlE00TER Goggin Those crazy UtUe Sisters of Hoboken are back In  muslcal laughfestl Nov 19th - Dec 22nd - Come celebrate the holidays and raise your spirits with the cast g crew of Baystar Dinner Theater. At Jordan's Rooftop Restaurant Coastal Highway and 138th St. Ocean City, Maryland for reservations or information call 3O2-945-5763