Where people live, work, and play, how they travel, and the quality of these experiences, depends in large part upon something few people ever think about: planning. In Delaware, the Planning and Community Development Department enhances our quality of life and manages growth through the administration and implementation of the Comprehensive Plan, and through the continuous application of planning techniques to shape residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional development and related infrastructure, including our road network. The Department also protects and enhances the public health, safety, and general welfare, including property values, through the administration of the zoning, subdivision, and building codes, while responding to unique physical, economic, and social challenges that require planning expertise.
Dave Efland, AICP
Planning & Community Development Director