Bridgeville Annexes Property for New Golf Community

In mid-June 2002, the Bridgeville (Del.) Town Commission announced the annexation of a 600-acre parcel that will increase the size of a town by a third. The site, located southwest of Del. 404 and U.S. 13, is owned by Allen & Rocks. With the annexation vote, the real estate firm will proceed with its plans to develop a championship 18-hole golf course, 2,000 residences – including townhouses, condominiums and single-family units, and a clubhouse facility for community use.

The site is just south of Bridgeville’s former city limits. The development is expected to be similar to the Easton Club in Easton, Md. Easton Club opened in 1995 and has become a successful 342-mixed-unit golf community. Construction is about to begin on Easton Club East, a 420-lot addition to Easton Club. The average home in the Bridgeville neighborhood is expected to cost around $90,000, but may reach $300,000 to $400,000 for course-side housing.

The annexation proceedings went fairly smoothly. In order to inform and encourage feedback, a letter and questionnaire were sent by the city to every Bridgeville resident. Not everyone needed convincing, however. A local man, Coulter Passwaters, has already donated 15 acres of land for a new intersection to be built at U.S. 13 and Del. 404 in preparation for the development.