The Office of State Planning Coordination (OSPC) works to improve the coordination and effectiveness of land use decisions made by state, county, and municipal governments while building and maintaining a high quality of life in the State of Delaware. [Read More]
What's Going On . . .
November PLUS Meeting Set
An agenda has been posted for the November 25, 2015 meeting of the Preliminary Land Use Service (PLUS). State agency planners will meet to review land use change proposals and planning documents prior to giving input to local governments, who make the final land-use decisions. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. in first floor conference room of the Haslet Armory, on Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. South, in Dover.
Resilient Community Program Applications Being Accepted
There is a new funding and partnership opportunity offered by the Delaware Coastal Programs (DCP) office in DNREC. Called the Resilient Community Program (RCP), DCP will select one DE community to partner with on community resilience planning. DCP will lend staff support, technical assistance, and up to $75K in funding assistance to help one community plan and prepare for hazardous weather and changing climate conditions that pose risks to public safety, economic stability, and quality of life.
The call for applications is open to DE counties and incorporated towns. Unincorporated communities may apply if sponsored by their county. The DCP is open to partnering with a community that has yet to begin resilience planning or supporting advanced planning and implementation efforts if a community has already carried out some steps. Applications must arrive at our office by 4:30pm on January 11, 2016 to be considered for this competitive selection. We anticipate making a selection by February 5, 2016 and starting the project in March, 2016.
Application Guidelines Available
Planning 202: Walk this Way! Creating ADA-Accessible Communities with Walk Appeal
The University of Delaware, Institute for Public Administration is offering a half-day workshop which highlights the benefits and barriers to walkable communities and presents IPA's walkability Assessment Tool to evaluate pedestrian friendliness. The workshop will be held Friday December 4, 2015 from 9:30 am – Noon at the Dover Public Library. Get More Information. Register Today.
Draft 2015 Strategies for State Policies and Spending
The DRAFT 2015 Strategies for State Policies and Spending Update is now available for review. The Strategies document and maps have been revised to include the most current data and information from local governments and state agencies. View the DRAFT document and maps. The Office of State Planning Coordination will be hosting a series of seven public workshops in October to present the draft and answer questions from the public. Download the schedule of workshops. Please visit our Strategies Update Website to view the document and maps and make comments.