The Rehoboth Beach Homeowners' Association is a Delaware non-profit organization operated to promote the common good and general welfare of the homeowners and residents of the City of Rehoboth Beach for their mutual enjoyment and benefit, to preserve the quality of life, to foster the spirit of community and to provide a forum for the full and free discussion of all matters of interest.
The RBHA has created a brochure promoting safety for pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, joggers, etc. specifically geared toward the City of Rehoboth Beach and its particular issues and regulations. The RBPD and the Delaware State Department of Highway Safety have both contributed to the effort and have given the safety brochure a "thumbs up". Keep up with our efforts on a new safety webpage here...
Residential Waste Information
The City's trash and recycling pick up schedules can be found at 2022 Residential Refuse & Yard Waste Pickup Calendar and the 2022 Residential Recycling Pickup Calendar (Hint: they are easier to read if printed "landscape"). View them by smartphone under the Calendar tab >> Trash & Recycling
Following are some of the issues the RBHA Board is following. Click here If you would like to comment on any issue.
RBHA Board Members Address Mayor & Commissioners
On December 16, 2022, the RBHA went before the City mayor and commissioners to address the apparent lack of code enforcement in a number of areas: noise (commercial, residential & construction), trash receptacle usage, motorized scooters and skateboards and sidewalks (broken, obstructed and blocked by vehicles). Pam Baker (president), John Dewey (Secretary) and board members, Bob Lawrence and Clif Hilderley presented the case that either the current code should be enforced or the code should be changed to be enforceable.
Links: The presentation can be seen here... between 2:36:00 and 2:51:00.
RBHA Board position: Awaiting response
One Rehoboth Avenue (Proposed Hotel) - updated Nov. 19, 2022
The developer, including Grotto Pizza, participated in a Project Concept Review at the November 14, 2022 Planning Commission meeting. The purpose of the Project Concept Review process is to provide the Planning Commission, and thereby the public, with an initial general overview of the design and key features of the proposed project that included a presumed FAR of 2.76 (city code says FAR is 2.0). While there may be discussion with the Planning Commission regarding the presentation, there is no formal recommendation made or decision rendered at this stage. The next step for the project developer will be to apply to the Board of Adjustment for any needed variances.
RBHA Board position: Do not support increased FAR
330 Rehoboth Avenue (Proposed Hotel)- updated Nov. 19, 2022
As has been publicly reported, Gallo Reality has been sold to a national firm. No updated information on the status of a proposed hotel for this location is available as of November 19, 2022.
RBHA Board position: Opposed rezoning residential to commercial
Former Sandcastle Motel - updated Nov. 19, 2022
The new name of the hotel will be Coastal. the name of the proposed new restaurant will be Sirocco. The target customer for each is a higher end client than the prior businesses. Sirocco will feature a menu based on Mediterranean influences, including regions of Spain, France, Italy and Greece. The requested Permit of Compliance for the Sirocco Restaurant was approved by the Mayor and Commissioners at the regular meeting on November 18, 2022. Further information is available as part of the documents supporting the application for the Permit of Compliance.
20663 Coastal Highway Rezoning Request (Rehoboth Auto Repair, Applicant) - updated Nov. 19, 2022
Rehoboth Auto Repair, in the Forgotten Mile, wants to expand their car repair service to an adjacent property now occupied by a bungalow-style home and zones C3. Auto repair is not permitted in a C3 zone so Rehoboth Auto Repair is going through the rezoning process to change the property from C3 to C1. Currently, the issue resides in the Planning Commission.
RBHA Board position: Watching
Beach Walk - updated Nov. 19, 2022
The Delaware Supreme Court had issued an opinion supporting the City of Rehoboth's claims that required that the project be treated as a subdivision. The attorney for the developer filed a motion before the Delaware Supreme Court on October 17, 2022 requesting re-argument for cause. Further information may be found in a recent Cape Gazette article which may be found at the link below.
The Stormwater Utility Task Force
The Task Force begun meeting to consider the creation of a new stormwater utility with fees to be paid by all property owners. Funding options include development impact fees, grants, debt, public-private partnerships, and fee-based programs. The work of the Task Force will continue through the spring and summer. RBHA Board member, Elise Burns is a member of the Task Force.
RBHA Board Position: Watching
Bellhaven Hotel Variance Follow-up: Judge Affirms Hotel Variance Approval - updated 10/3/22
A Superior Court judge has ruled the Rehoboth Beach Board of Adjustment did not err when it approved a variance request allowing the proposed Bellhaven Hotel to exceed the allowable floor-to-area ratio by 50%.
RBHA Board Position: The Board has expressed its concerns in writing to the Mayor and Commissioners
City Mayor & Commissioners
Mayor & Commissioners Regular Meetings
Mayor & Commissioners Special Meetings
Mayor & Commissioners Workshops
Board of Adjustment
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