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C Al.] GAzETrE .d0y , November 27 -,December 3, 1998 - 9 Sussex planners defer Lingo's project decision L By MichaelShort action on the controversial 195- the project and the commission- Suburban Propane, and west of saying they do not oppose the pro- The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission deferred action on the rezoning of the Lin- go property on Nov. 19. The commission chose to defer / unit project near the entrance to Rehoboth Beach for two reasons. First, a flood of faxes from state offices, hours before the hearingl had removed state objections to The Truitt Farm and Rust Farm connect Sussex 270 and Sussex 271 along the former railroad line. Truitt Continued from page 1 prices for the property. But he said that between the Rust Farm and the Truitt Farm, the state would have property that comes close to stretching between Sussex 270 and Sussex 271 (Glade Road). The state is also interested in aquiring part of the Lingo proper- ty, which is located approximately three-quarters of a mile south of the Rust Land. That property at the north end of Church Street is earmarked by Bryce and Bill Lingo for devlop- merit. But Chura said that DNREC negotiations with the Lingos are progressing nicely and have been "very open and productive." Sands Continued from page 8 arate parcels, then they have ille- gal parking." But Schrader countered that the parking area is not used exclusive- ly for the hotel, although Freder- ick said she had no knowledge of that. A discussion ensued over the le- galities of parking in a C-3 zone, with Frederick replying in the af- firmative when Speakman asked her if the parcels were considered separate, will the new hotel units require separate parking? Schrader continued to empha- size that the lots are not used ex- clusively by the hotel and do not have to be an accessory to another use in that zone to exist on their own. "It is our position that these are multiple lots available for de- velopment and ask that the posi- tion be reversed," he said. Frederick noted that her deci- sion was based on her review of the proposed construction and said she believes the merger issue lies in the plans. She said that when the hotel was built, no park- ing was required, but that situation was corrected through the mainte- nance of those lots as parking, thus bringing the current motel in- to conformance. She said that therefore, the city must require that the motel maintain the re- quired number of lots for the orig- inal motel. After listening to more debate on the matter, board member Craig said that these "serious sub- stantial legal issues" require legal briefs that they can examine be- fore resuming the hearing at an- other date. A discussion also ensued before they recessed on the number of parking spaces that would be needed to make the additional units conform, with the answer being 173 to 17 spaces and that they have the space for 244 units if they have two levels of under- ground parking. It was also noted that if the lots were considered merged, it would mean a 17-room difference in the number of rooms they could build on the parcel. Smith asked both sides to pro- vide more supporting information for their positions on this "com- plex issue, so we can deal with it in a better fashion." Given three weeks to respond, the meeting was continued until Friday, Jan. 22, 1999. ers wanted time to consider the new state position. Secondly, two commission members were absent, meaning any approval by the three other commission members had to be unanimous. John Hastings could not attend. Roberi Wheatley, be- cause of a death in the family, could not attend either. But the abrupt change in state policy dramatically improved the possibility that the project will be approved when the commission meets on Dec. 10. Plans call for 65 acres of land to be developed into as many as 105 single-family homes and as many as 90 town- houses or duplexes. The property is at the north end of Church Street in a wooded area behind the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), De- partment of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and Delaware's Office of State Planning all sent faxes ject. Two faxes arrived late on Nov. 19. The Hen!0pen Grange, Til Pur- nell, Mike Tyler and the League of Women Voters opposed the pro- ject. Continued on page 18 leave a & i back 0 No Turkeys On These Lots. m 2 DAYS ONLY! Sat,, Nov. 28 L USED CAR All Vehicles Priced To Go!! 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