Sussex County Delaware

State Purchases
Bluff Point Property

 
From Sen. George H. Bunting Jr. ...

$240,000 Buy Includes
One Mile of Waterfront

The State of Delaware has purchased 50 acres of land with one mile of waterfront on Rehoboth Bay near Massey's Landing.

Bluff Point, Sussex County DelawareThe state purchased the Long Neck property for $240,000, or $100,000 below its market value, according to Sen. George H. Bunting Jr. (D-Bethany Beach).

"It's a great buy," said Sen. Bunting on Friday, June 16, 2000. "We've worked on this for a long time."

The property includes a beach area and would be treated as a "greenway", Sen. Bunting said. Nearly inaccessible by land, the public will only be able to access it from the water, Bunting said.

"This (greenways) is something new the state is trying to do," said Sen. Bunting. "We're trying to buy a number of these kinds of properties."

Sen. Bunting said the state is also looking at a pair of properties on Indian River Bay near White's Creek Manor and Roger's Haven behind Millville.

"Any time a parcel like this comes up we look at ways of purchasing it," he said. "Most of the owners want gold for their properties, but by law, the state is only allowed to pay the appraised value. We can't look at what the value might be 10 years down the road."


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