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6/30/2009
Hearing set on 55+ community at Pilot School site; 1st Public Hearing Tues. July 7 - Community News

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Posted Jun 30, 2009 @ 06:11 PM

Bellefonte, Del. —
The Pilot School site in Brandywine Hundred could be home to a new 55-plus community.

The property sits on Garden of Eden Road adjacent to the community of Tavistock, just west of Concord Pike.

The school, which is planning a move to a larger location, would sell the 15.4 acre site to the Reybold Group, which would build the subdivision.

But first, New Castle County must grant a rezoning to allow for the age-restricted community. That rezoning, and the initial plans for the site, will be the subject of a New Castle County Planning Board hearing on Tues., July 7.

Public testimony is welcome at the meeting, but the Planning Board will not issue a recommendation.

Reybold says the 150-unit community will have a combination of single-family homes, town homes and apartments/condominiums, as well as a clubhouse area.

Councilman Robert Weiner (R-Chatham), said he and Reybold's Jerome Heisler have already met with Frank Maderich, who chairs the Pilot School Working Group, a group comprised of civic leaders from Tavistock and nearby Edenridge.

The Pilot School itself, which has roughly 150 students, is planning a move to a state-of-the-art 75,000-square-foot building on Woodlawn Road, and is awaiting county approval to begin construction on the new building.

NCCo Planning Board Public Hearing
Tues., July 7, 7 p.m.
Gilliam Bldg., 77 Reads Way, New Castle
For complete agenda: www.nccde.org.

The population in New Castle County, like in most parts of the country, is aging, and age-restricted communities are likely to be in greater demand as a result. There are currently 15 55+ communities in the county.

  

 

Total NCCo Pop.Ages 45-55Ages 65+
2000500,265108,57457,903
2008523,194136,54860,764
2010 (proj.)529,641144,07063,371

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