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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fenwick Council Votes 5-2 To Approve Motel Zoning Code Change; Some Residents Worried Over Precedent For Other Properties

FENWICK ISLAND – In spite of concerns raised by residents, a local developer’s plans to replace the aging Sands Motel are moving forward.

The Fenwick Island Town Council voted 5-2 last week to approve the first reading of an ordinance that would permit developer Spiro Buas to replace the Sands Motel with a larger hotel.

“The Sands is in bad condition,” said Councilman Bill Weistling. “This gives the opportunity to build a new hotel equivalent to the two existing ones.”

Since Buas purchased the motel this spring, he’s been working with the town’s charter and ordinance committee to explore potential zoning code changes that would enable him to replace the 38-room motel with a bigger facility. The town’s existing zoning code allows one room per 1,000 square feet and does not allow for a motel to have more than 65 rooms. The Sands Motel property is 39,000 square feet.



Anonymous said...

The RAAD group at it again(retirees against any development)trying to make the ES a place only to retire and die.

Anonymous said...

No! Keep that crap in Ocean City. Keep Fenwick small.

Anonymous said...

People like you 8:29 need to put your money where your mouth is and immediately write a big old check to the state of Delaware to help pay for the over 100 million dollar budget gap DE is experiencing.
DE is one of the worst states as far as budget troubles go.
Still a huge gap after taxes were raised on corporations, limited partnerships and partnerships and LLC's. Gross receipt taxes on businesses were also raised.
DE needs all the help it can get and unless people like you start forking over more any business that is willing to expand should be welcomed.
I'm so sick and tired of people like you who only care about yourself. If you have children you need to be really ashamed of yourself for leaving them with such debt!