Bridgeville approves the first phase of new Heritage Shores
By Mike McClure
The Bridgeville Commission approved the site plan for Phase I of the development and golf course, which is now being called Heritage Shores, during its meeting on Monday, February 9. The development will be located on the Passwaters property, which was annexed into the town last year, with an entrance off US 13.
Ryan Showalter of Robert D. Rauch and Associates presented the final site plan review. According to Showalter, the name Heritage Shores was chosen because of the permanent water features in the development and its proximity to the beach.
Phase I includes grading for the entire golf course, 171 residential lots, and the entrance road off US 13. The entrance road has been conceptually approved by DelDOT, but approval for full intersection and full turning movements on US 13 has not yet been given.
The first phase features 49 acres on the southern portion of the property with 28 acres of single family dwellings (156 units); .7 acres of duplex homes (six units); and one acre of triplex homes or townhouses (nine units).
Heritage Shores will also feature 9.3 acres in roads and buffers, 8.5 acres for a clubhouse and community center; 50 acres of lakes and ponds; and one acre for parks/community open space.
The development will have 225.5 of its 667 acres dedicated for recreation and open space. The golf course will make up 174 of those acres.
There is also 369.5 acres dedicated for future residences, which will be graded during Phase I. The second phase of the development will take place to the left of Phase I. The developers anticipate three and a half units per acre in residential density.
Commission president Joe Conaway, who is involved with the project as a realtor and did not vote on the site plan, pointed out that future phases will bring as many as three other entrances to the development and golf course.
No state or federal wetlands are included in first phase. According to Showalter, the only wetlands on the property are to the north, and there is no significant impact planned for that area.
The developers are still working on the floor plans and elevation of residences; the location, height, and materials for fences and landscaping; and the location, character and size of all signs. The name of the company that will build the homes has not yet been announced.
The commission approved the site plan, authorized Conaway to sign the plan and other documents, and voted to allow the president and the commission to approve minor changes that are suggested by the town’s engineer.
The resolution also allows the town manager and president to move forward with providing water and sewer services for the project, which the developer will reimburse the town for. The commission voted, 4-0, in favor of the resolution with Conaway abstaining.
Allen and Rocks, Inc. anticipates land settlement with the Passwaters family to occur soon.
Legos building time at Greenwood Library
On Friday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m., children of all ages are invited to pack up their Legos and show off their building skills during the Greenwood Public Library’s second annual Lego Night. All creations will be displayed in the cases for the month. The Greenwood Library is located on 16 West, seven miles south of Harrington and is situated next door to the post office. For more information call 349-5309.
Benefit For Dixon Family
Fellowship benefit breakfast will be Sunday, Feb. 15, from 7-9 a.m., at Bridgeville Church of God.Cost is $5 adult, $3 for children 3-12 and free for children under 3. The proceeds will go to benefit the Leah Dixon family. Leah is eight years old and undergoing treatments for Leukemia. The Bridgeville Church of God is located at 7046 Seashore Highway, (Rt. 404).