Privately Owned Homes
Our community is made up of single family 1-2 story structures that are privately owned.
Many of our Communities have HOA's that have set standards for ownership and maintenance.
Many of us have invested our retirement and in many cases life savings in individual properties.
A Transient Rental Development sets no such standards nor carries no such characteristics.
This development presents a significant change to the character and living experience in our Community!
The traffic statistics (daily counts) that were used to approve the developer's application submitted in September of 2019, were 10 or more years old.
Since 2011, completed development has added as many as 2,000 vehicles to this community.
Anyone who has tried to walk or cycle along Old Mill Road, Railway Road, Clubhouse Road or Whites Neck Road knows how dangerous it can be.
No Shoulders / Pedestrian Lanes
The lack of shoulders and Pedestrian/Bike lanes frequently places drivers, pedestrians and cyclists in peril.
In 2008 DelDOT's engineering firm concluded that the situation is likely unfixable.
WHY WOULD OUR COUNTY LEADERSHIP ALLOW THIS HIGH DENSITY DEVELOPMENT TO PROCEED?
The 48 acre Evans Farm Parcel poses a stormwater threat to adjacent neighborhoods as you can see from the pictures in our photo album.
Additional rooftops and hard surface only makes the problem worse.
In addition, the two acre parcel on the opposite side of Railway Road includes deteriorating buildings that contain ASBESTOS siding. This presents a potential threat to the clean water wells that supply the residents of Banks Acres.
Threats to Wetlands
Pollution of Inland Bay
This chicken coop and buildings on the Evans Farm Lot located at the corner of Railway Rd and Oak Street has been proven to contain asbestos, a dangerous and highly carcinogenic substance. The coop and adjacent farm house are in disrepair and pose a grave threat to the health of the residents of Banks Acres, and White’s Creek Manor. Asbestos laden flooding and storm water runoff flowing from Evans Farm and emptying into White’s Creek to Indian River Bay threaten drinking water wells along the way and potentially shellfish in the bay.
Police, Fire and Emergency Response Teams
Continued rapid development impairs law enforcement and emergency services ability to respond effectively.
The current COVID-19 pandemic has proven that densely populated areas are most susceptible to spread of the virus, hospitalizations and death.
The current healthcare infrastructure currently struggles to keep pace with needed response.
CDC and Public Health officials warn that there will be more and potentially more lethal pandemics.
Building designs that only provide a common entrance and egress among multiple units are prone to become Super-Spreader facilities.
We have attempted to provide current and factual information about this proposed development.
Find out More by visiting our Library where we have links to documents detailing our research about these identified issues and how to let our County Leaders know of our opposition to this inappropriate development.
We continue to monitor the progression of this Development Application and will post updates on our BLOG page.
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