Public hearing signs are posted at the proposed entrance road to a 147-acre parcel located behind Dutch Acres, Lewes.

Included on the next Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission agenda are two applications for a proposed 147-unit housing project in the Nassau area near Five Points.

Known as Reserves at Nassau, Phase 2, the conceptual plan includes 39 single-family homes, 56 duplexes and 52 townhouses on 37 acres. Entrance to the parcel would be off Route 1 along Tulip Drive beside St. Jude Catholic Church in the Dutch Acres community in Lewes.

Ocean Atlantic Communities LLC has filed an application to rezone the parcel from AR-1, agricultural-residential, to MR, medium-density residential and also filed a conditional-use application to use the parcel for mixed-use housing.

The commission will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the county administration building on The Circle in Georgetown. A public hearing before county council is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, in the county administration building.

The public record on the applications is available at the county's planning and zoning office in the administration building. The proposed project was reviewed in June 2014 by state agencies under the Preliminary Land Use Service. The application and PLUS comments are available at

Also on the agenda is a possible vote on a rezoning application on a 19-acre parcel along Beaver Dam Road that would pave the way for the Villas of Lewes Crossing subdivision. See a complete agenda at

The proposed parcel for the Reserves at Nassau, Phase 2, is numbered 2014-06-01. (Source: Delaware State Planning Office)