- Associated Press - Saturday, July 18, 2015

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - Elected officials in Rehoboth Beach have placed limits on the size of some new and remodeled homes in an attempt to slow down the market for vacation homes rented to large groups.

The News Journal of Wilmington (https://tinyurl.com/pyelkyf) reports that the Rehoboth Beach Commissioners approved an ordinance on Friday that caps the size of homes to 6,000 square feet in some zones and 4,500 square feet in others. The ordinance also requires more green space surrounding homes, which could limit parking.

Supporters say the ordinance was needed to preserve the character of the community amid large groups of renters that bring noise and parking crunches.

But opponents say developers will find a way to get around the requirements and still build 6-bedroom homes with boxy designs.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., https://www.delawareonline.com


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