Regulatory Barrier Workshops

In 2012, IPA worked with stakeholders in two pilot communities in Delaware to develop a framework to plan for complete communities in Delaware. A Complete Communities Delaware 2012 Summit was held last November in Dover, Delaware. This event brought together local, regional, and national private- and public-sector leaders, as well as community stakeholders, to discuss opportunities and issues related to complete communities in Delaware.

As a follow up to a Complete Communities Delaware 2012 Summit panel discussion by members of the Delaware development community, IPA hosted a series of workshops in spring 2013 on “State and Local Government Regulatory Barriers to Complete Communities in Delaware.” The purpose of these workshops was to gain input on what are perceived to be top regulatory obstacles to creating more complete communities in Delaware and potential solutions on how to address those barriers. Stakeholder groups representing a wide range of Delaware interests were included.

Workshop Summary Report coverThe workshop summary includes an overview of our workshop outreach and a discussion of key recommendations coming out of the workshops. We appreciate the involvement from private sector and public sector leaders across Delaware in this workshop series and plan to use workshop takeaways from this spring series to inform future research and outreach.

Workshops were held at the University of Delaware Paradee Center in Dover, Delaware from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
For more information, please see the workshop flyer or links (below) for each workshop.

  • Workshop #1, Wednesday, February 27, 2013 – Delaware development community
  • Workshop #2,  Wednesday, April 10, 2013 – Delaware regulators and code enforcement officials
  • Workshop #3, Wednesday, May 29, 2013 – Elected officials and decision makers

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