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be returned. Submissions should be simply and concisely presented. Elaborate or costly plans,
renderings or models are not permitted and may not be accepted.
Applicants are to submit four (4) complete copies of the information identified in Exhibit A
to the Department at the following address:
Department of Community Development & Housing
Attn: Housing Coordinator
22215 DuPont Boulevard
P.O. Box 589
Georgetown, DE 19947
After verification that all required information is included, submissions will be reviewed by
the Departments of Community Development & Housing and Planning & Zoning (the
“Departments”). The Departments will review the submissions and determine how the
proposals respond to the Ordinance and to the intent of the Program. Upon review of
Applicant’s submission, the Department of Community Development & Housing shall issue
a letter to Applicant stating whether it meets all of the eligibility requirements for the
program. A copy of the eligibility letter shall be provided to the Department of Planning &
Zoning. A written report on the Department’s findings and recommendations will be
provided to County Council.
Following the approval process, Applicants may submit proposed projects to all state and
local agencies in accordance with all applicable regulatory procedures. The Program does
not automatically modify the approval process for site plans or subdivisions, although, as
stated in the Ordinance, Council may, in its discretion, modify zoning, zoning criteria and
zoning processes to achieve the objectives of the SCRP.
The County Council may modify or terminate this process at any point that it deems it is in
the best interest of the County to do so. The County reserves the right to reject any proposal
that it deems not to be in compliance with the application process.
Developers that have already completed the Planning & Zoning process may apply to the
Sussex County Rental Program. However, the Applicant must be in full compliance with all
conditions of the Ordinance to participate. The Applicant will not receive bonus density or an
expedited review for participation, as the Planning & Zoning process is already finalized.
No legal obligations of any kind with respect to any property will be created by this
application process except as stated herein. Legal obligations will only be created upon
Applicant’s execution of an Acknowledgement of SCRP Participation Agreement which
Applicant shall be required to execute upon application to SCRP in order to receive the
benefit of expedited review under the Ordinance. The Acknowledgement of SCRP
Participation Agreement, including the terms of the SCRP Agreement attached thereto, shall
automatically become binding if Applicant participates in the expedited review process and