Change-of-zone hearing set for Bayard property

Date Published: 
Dec. 22, 2017

The Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission was set to meet Thursday evening, Dec. 21, at 6 p.m. (after Coastal Point press time), and among the items on the commission’s extensive docket for the meeting is a change-of-zone request for a property located at the southeast corner of Bayard and Double Bridges roads.

Currently zoned AR-1 (agricultural-residential), the parcel is approximately 24.8 acres; however, the change-of-zone being requested (to Business-1) is only for approximately 5.11 acres of the overall parcel. The application was filed by Lemuel H. Hickman GST Exempt Trust fbo Brenton Archut.

The site plan accompanying the application includes a draft layout of the area — including 51 parking spaces, proposed right-of-way dedication and stormwater management. It also includes five separate structures, including two proposed greenhouses/storage areas — with a total footprint of approximately 10,142 square feet.

Those who wish to learn more about the application may attend the public hearing on Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. in County Council Chambers, at 2 The Circle in Georgetown.