A United Voice for Action and Civic Improvement

Focus Groups

GHADA creates a focus group to explore any proposed development/change plan or issue of interest to the neighboring residents or the community at large. Most of these are short-term groups. A few have gone on for as much as a year or more. These groups have addressed property development, civic and transportation improvements and issues, and parks and recreational projects.

In 2020 the Valley Road Redevelopment Focus Group is looking at proposals for the properties between Evanson Road and Lantana Square. The undeveloped properties total a little over 70 acres on the southeast side of Valley Road. The Blenheim Group (Jay Sonecha) has control of this property through purchase contracts and options and is developing a concept called Hockessin Station to contain a mix of retail, commercial and housing development.

GHADA is associated with other local groups and committees including:

(HV)-DRAC – Hockessin Village – Design Review Advisory Committee which reviews plans for construction, changes, signs and other improvements that fall under the oversight of the Hockessin Village Overlay Plan.

WILMAPCO [Wilmington Area Planning Council] addresses regional transportation planning.

Delaware Greenways oversees hiking trails, parks, green spaces and natural areas.

Yorklyn, Corner Ketch (The Greater White Clay Area Civic League), and the Pike Creek Valley Civic League are also associated with GHADA. GHADA has coordinated meetings to explore issues within the associated areas as a courtesy and taken responsibility for overseeing focus groups and projects when asked to do so.