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We are the property and business owners of 1703 and 1709 Concord Pike in Wilmington, Delaware.

We oppose the change of use of 1707 Concord Pike from general office to light auto service (auto detailing).

It has been 674 weeks and 1 day since we first complained to New Castle County about this property.


For all of you who own commercial properties in New Castle County or represent those who do, it seems that changing the use of a nonconforming property to a more intensive use does not require you come up to current code. If you have been spending tens of thousands of dollars to reduce your square footage, engineer parking plans, and/or get variances from the Board of Adjustment, then you have been duped by the Land Use Department.

And for those of you like us who have shared parking, be prepared to be overrun when one of your neighbors changes to a more intensive use. The County will lie to you and then look the other way. In their eyes, "shared parking" means "unlimited parking" and UDC Section 40.22.611 Subsection K does not apply.

Historic Photos

Parking Configuration at 1707 Over the Last 40 Years

January 1970

Blue car (red arrow) is parked inline into building. Woman (red arrow) walking on the public walkway towards Deerhurst. The red and white cars are parked at 1709.

November 1988

Vehicles parked inline into building.

August 1994

Faded striped lines marked by red arrows.

November 1999

Faded striped line marked by red arrow.
"For Sale" marked by red arrow.

June 2001

Faded striped lines marked by red arrows. This is about one year after the current owners purchased the property.

March 2002

Poorly painted diagonal stripes appear. These parking spaces are too short and vehicles parked here hangover and block the driveway to the rear of 1701-1705.

June 2011

Car blocking driveway. Red arrow shows the property line.

This parking configuation also limits the parking at 1701-1705. No one wants to park in the first spot (in front of 1705) since they are likely to get backed into.

December 11, 2011

The angled parking lines are repainted.

The county told us on 12/1/11 that our yellow wheel stops are okay. They act as a divider between the two properties (they are on the property line) and keep the driveway open so we can access the rear lot of our property.