Under 22 Delaware Code §702, municipal governments in Delaware are required to develop and regularly update land use plans. In 2020, the Town of Smyrna updated their Comprehensive Plan. This plan, visible below, provides an overall framework to guide the town's land use decisions and annexation policy over the next 5 to 10 years. In addition, this document serves as a consolidated up-to-date reference containing the most recent demographic, housing, economic, environmental, and historical information about Smyrna.
The primary vision of the Town of Smyrna is to maintain and enhance the high quality of life for those that live, work, visit, or shop in Smyrna. Our land use and growth management strategies aim to:
Create compact and efficient development patterns that compliments the historic small-town fabric of Smyrna;
Provide housing opportunities for all incomes and ages;
Provide significant open space amenities and recreational opportunities;
Conserve and protect our natural resources and scenic beauty; and
Seek to attract and retain quality businesses and jobs to Smyrna.
Provide multiple opportunities for Smyrna residents to work, play, shop, dine and receive medical care within the municipal boundaries of the Town without having to drive elsewhere.
Foster and encourage a sense of place, community pride, and belonging among residents, businesses, and leaders alike.