Millville approves Southern Landing subdivision

The Millville Town Council, at its Tuesday, May 14, meeting approved the subdivision of a historic home from a parcel being developed by a local builder.

The approval of the preliminary subdivision plan separates the property known as the Collins house at the corner of Cedar Drive and Old School Lane from the rest of a 7-acre parcel being developed by Miken Builders as Southern Landing.

Miken owner Mike Cummings said he has renovated the historic home, which he said some have told him could be the oldest home in Millville, and will keep it in his family.

“I love the house,” Cummings said after the meeting. “I’m glad I was able to maintain it on the property.”

The remainder of the parcel will be developed into 14 one- and two-story homes. Cummings said he hopes to begin construction on a model home in June and to begin preparing to build the rest of the homes by September, pending approvals by the Town and by the Delaware Department of Transportation.

There were no written comments submitted regarding the proposed subdivision, and no one at the May 14 meeting spoke either in favor of or against it during a public hearing. Millville Code & Building Official Eric Evans said the plan “meets, and actually exceeds,” Town requirements for such subdivisions.

The plan, approved by the council 5-0 after the public hearing, was recommended for approval by the Millville Planning & Zoning Commission 3-0 on Thursday, May 9.

The Millville Town Council’s next meeting will be a workshop meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday May 28.


By Kerin Magill

Staff Reporter