Impacting the Public

image of municipal GIS mapComprehensive Planning

For years the Institute for Public Administration has provided a range of planning services to many of the municipalities, counties, state agencies, and civic groups in Delaware. These services include comprehensive land-use planning, land-use ordinance development and updates, economic development and market analysis studies, and professional training courses designed for local officials.

During the past decade, a majority of IPA’s planning work has focused on assisting many of the towns in Delaware develop certified comprehensive plans, as required by state legislation approved in 2001.  IPA has also helped many local governments prepare specific planning studies and land-use regulations to support their plans. IPA planners coordinate local planning efforts with the Office of State Planning Coordination (OSPC), the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), WILMAPCO, and other state and county agencies.

IPA is also at the forefront of the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for local government planning in Delaware.  Every comprehensive plan contains a set of maps developed specifically for the town, and the information used to build the GIS maps is archived by IPA and always available for the town.

For more information, contact Troy Mix (302-831-6191).