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From left, Rep. Tim Dukes, Mayor John Shwed and Council President Chris Calio at the Downstate Development District announcement in Smyrna. 

Laurel has a designated Downtown Development District that includes the business district, Broad Creek waterfront and the residential area between Pine Street, Sixth Street and the railroad tracks. That designation makes it easier and more attractive to invest in Laurel’s business district, Broad Creek waterfront, and surrounding historic homes.

Whether you are a developer, existing business owner, or current resident who would like to upgrade your historic home, being in a Downtown Development District will help make your investment pay off.

Learn more about the DDD

View or download the one-page summary. 


Final draft of comprehensive plan available

The final draft of Laurel's 10-year comprehensive plan update has been distributed - and uploaded to this website. It reflects the many comments, concerns and recommendations of Laurel's Planning and Zoning Commission, Mayor and Council, and state agencies such as DelDOT, DNREC, Department of Agriculture, and the Office of State Planning Coordination. The plan and its recommendations still adhere to the Guiding Principles established in July 2016 by the Laurel Plan Advisory Team, with Mayor [...]

September 5th, 2017|Laurel|0 Comments

Save the date: DDD workshop

If you are a property owner within Laurel’s Downtown Development District, save this date: Tuesday, September 26. The Town of Laurel is sponsoring a DDD Workshop at the Laurel Public Library. The session will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Downtown Development District offers an array of incentives to businesses and homeowners to encourage them to rehabilitate their properties, or build something new on vacant land. The incentives include state grants, property tax abatement, sewer/water [...]

July 21st, 2017|Laurel|0 Comments