There is a proposed RV park In Sussex County near Lewes, Delaware. Opponents at two public hearings have said that home construction on that property is more desirable because it would bring in more revenue to Sussex County. Greg Kordal has been vocal in meetings and in writing to the Cape Gazette about his opposition. Kordal has been using figures from a Sussex County financial report to show that construction of homes would bring in millions of dollars more than an RV park. In his testimony, Kordal stated that "315 homes built on the 162-acre parcel would generate almost $1 million more in one-time revenue and more than $240,000 in annual revenue to the county."
In an opposing article by Woodalls Campground Management at RV Business, the developer cite figures that show that an RV park will bring in revenue during construction as well as continued revenue and spending by park visitors. Nick Hammond, speaking for the developer, said, "the park owner would pay gross receipts, income, payroll, property and franchise taxes as well as water and sewer impact fees, ongoing utility service charges and license and permit fees, which all contribute to county or state revenue." He also pointed out that "the average tourist coming to Delaware spends $564 per trip and $104 per day."
It's really the old "not in my neighborhood" story. In spite of the statistics cited, Kordal doesn't want RVers (and probably tourists) in the area. You can see a photo of the proposed RV park in the RV Business article. It looks upscale and well-planned out. It appear to be a buffer of trees or fields around most of it. Let it move forward. Jaimie Hall Bruzenak