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Town of Fenwick Island

Comprehensive Plan

2023 Comprehensive Plan:

The Fenwick Island Planning Commission (FIPC) presented the 2023 Comprehensive Plan DRAFT to Town Council and property owners at a special meeting held on June 8th at Town Hall and via Zoom.

Additionally, a public comment period ran from June 5th through June 12th.  Thank you to those who participated and shared their feedback!!!!

The Comprehensive Plan document enables our community to review our past, and understand and articulate our future. In setting the direction for Fenwick, this Plan will assist us to utilize local and state resources to accomplish important tasks and goals. It guides growth to areas that are most prepared to accept it in terms of infrastructure and thoughtful planning.

Next Phase

Now that the 2023 Comprehensive Plan DRAFT was been publicly presented on June 8 and the Comment Period has been completed, the Planning Commission reviewed all feedback, made some adjustments to the plan, and is pleased to present the 2023 Comprehensive Plan DRAFT dated June 16, 2023

The Planning Commission requested Town Council’s approval of this draft for submission to the State of Delaware to begin the PLUS Review at the Town Council meeting held on June 23rd. Approval to submit was granted.

Please enjoy the document!

2023 Comprehensive Plan DRAFT , June 16, 2023

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Please contact us via email at FIPlanningCommission@fenwickisland.org with any questions and check back for updates! The Planning Commission meetings continue to be posted to the web site, open to the public and available via hybrid method of communication.

Date June 27, 2023


Comprehensive Land Use Plan:

The Fenwick Island Planning Commission serves Town Council and the citizens of Fenwick Island by assuring that implementation activities are carried out according to the community’s wishes as stated in the Plan.

2017 Certified Comprehensive Plan


2007 Plan:

Fenwick Island’s first Comprehensive Land Use Plan was certified by Governor Ruth Ann Minner on October 26, 2007.  Certification complies with the requirements of Delaware Code Title 22, Section 702 and is consistent with the Strategies for State Policies and Spending. In accordance with State Law, the plan has been reviewed annually and was re-certified in 2012. This document may be obtained from the Town Clerk or by download from this website.

View the Re-Certified Plan Here


Implementation Objectives:

Critical elements of the Plan have been addressed and short-term goals have been met. Long-term implementation objectives and on-going implementation objectives are now being addressed by the Planning Commission in concert with Town Council and the various Town Committees.


Annual Report to the State of Delaware:

The Planning Commission has submitted Annual Reports to the State of Delaware. These reports address implementation activities accomplished for the year, problem areas and implementation goals for the next term. 

2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report