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Rehoboth Neighbors United is a coalition of full- and part-time residents and organizations formed to support measures that respect the rights of all residents and visitors, provide common sense rules for development, and preserve the character of the city we love.
We are concerned about growing threats to the special charm of Rehoboth Beach, which blends unique residential neighborhoods and abundant green space with a vibrant business district, and a famed boardwalk and beach. Our residential neighborhoods, peaceful enjoyment of our homes, trees and green spaces have come under assault as developers and investors have built over-sized houses that are out of scale in our community. At the core of our concerns is the exponential growth in new large houses, often used as mini-hotels, many with swimming pools which are frequently used by many guests. This kind of development leads to overcrowding, increased noise and trash, congested parking, overtaxed city infrastructure, and other detrimental effects that jeopardize the health, safety and welfare of residents and guests alike.
We believe that this trend towards commercialization of our residential neighborhoods threatens the very nature of our city. We seek to balance respect for the rights of all, including the right to enjoyment of our own homes. We will continue to keep our neighbors informed about these and other critical issues facing our city, and invite all to join us in our efforts.
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We are delighted to have been recognized by the Cape Gazette Editorial Board for our efforts. An editorial in the January 30, 2018 edition of the paper noted citizen involvement in the BeachWalk case (details of that case can be found here on our site).
From the editorial: "They also analyzed and then challenged numerous assertions and errors. . . .These citizens have taken the concept of public comment to a new level. They did not settle for just saying no. They instead raised specific, well-reasoned arguments." Read the entire Editorial here.
That's what we do.