Millville council approves revised plan for Bishop’s Landing


The Millville Town Council voted this week to approve the final site plan for Bishop’s Landing (formerly known as Barrington Park), for Dove Barrington Development LLC. Steve Marsh, an engineer with GMB of Salisbury, Md., spoke on behalf of developer Beazer Homes and said that the revision to the site plan approved in April of 2011 included 457 units on 129 acres — a net reduction of 13 units.

Other changes included that the revised plan included only single-family homes and townhomes, and no condominiums, as had been originally approved when the development was known as Barrington Park. He said the entrances to the community were under contract with George & Lynch to be constructed in conjunction with the Route 26 alternate routes project being performed by DelDOT, so they are “ready to go.”

The new plan includes 43 acres of open space, as well as a pool, clubhouse, tennis, fishing piers with stocked ponds and nature trails. They also will have six miles of sidewalks.

The council asked if they would consider having only three sales signs during construction and sales, instead of the five requested and also requested they limit them to 4 by 8 feet in size, so as to be in compliance with the sign ordinance the Town is currently developing.

Steve Roebeck of Beazer Homes said they would comply with those requests.

In addition, the council this week also approved an application submitted by Millville Town Center LLC for a final site plan for a parcel in the second phase of Millville by the Sea. It adds a lake to the center of the parcel. In May of this year, commissioners recommended approval for the preliminary site plan for Sub-phases 2C-1 and 2C-2 of MBS, the proposed lake (“amenity pond”) and a “lifestyle center.”

Also at the July town council meeting, Linda Kent reported that the Millville Farmers’ Market has been doing well, with many repeat visitors and new faces each week. She said the week of June 28 was their best yet, with $2,904 in sales.