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Planning Commission

Comprehensive Plan Documents 


The City of New Castle Draft 2020 Comprehensive Plan was released on August 12, 2020 to the public for review and a request to provide written comments for consideration into the Plan no later than October 12, 2020.  A written comment form was developed and released with a website link to the draft plan. The draft plan was also sent released for intergovernmental review to the Municipal Services Commission, City Engineer, New Castle County, WILMAPCO, and the City of Wilmington. The comment document (below right) was presented at a October 13, 2020 Public Hearing and reflects the collective written comments from all participants and includes comments from the Public Hearing.

2020 Comprehensive Plan Final Draft


Collective comments for the Comprehensive Plan from the Public and Intergovernmental Reviews presented at the 10/13/2020 City Council Public Hearing



The Planning Commission consists of nine members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. They are also aided by a professional planning consultant.

The Planning Commission reviews development plans and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding development matters. The Planning Commission also has responsibility to prepare and adopt the City’s comprehensive plan. Further, the Planning Commission is authorized and empowered to make studies and investigations of the resources and needs of the City.

Meetings are on the fourth Monday each month at 6:30 pm at Town Hall.