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                        II.  The Consulting Years, 1977-2001 

In 1977 Cohen left the employment of the City of Newark to pursue his planning career as a consultant.  He used the moniker William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant (1977-1978).  By 1978 his contacts and contracts had enabled him to incorporate as William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc. (1978-1990).  The next twelve years brought substantial governmental contracts with some additional work in the private and non-governmental sectors.  During this phase of his career he established a strong reputation in the area of environmental planning.  In 1998 after serving a second time in state government, he left the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, and simultaneously pursued a Ph.D. while working again as an independent city and regional planning consultant.  His services included research, analysis, public presentations, and expert witness testimony on town, city, county, state, and regional issues and projects.

 

II.  A.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990  

Financial records, technical library guide, corporate seal, and other administrative files for both of Cohen’s consulting businesses.  Included are a certificate of incorporation, corporate seal, record book, and company checks.

                       

4          F1        Financial Records, 1977

                        Receipts, invoices, and business ledgers.

 

            F2        Technical Library, Library Guide, 1977-2001

Detailed guide to Cohen’s library system, which was prepared by a summer intern, Jay R. Lund.  Includes items removed and added to Appendices A and B.

 

            F3        Stationery

 

F4        Publications, 1967-1977

                        Bibliography of Cohen’s works.

 

            F5        Corporate Seal, 1978

 

            F6        Corporate Records, 1978-1990

Certificate of incorporation, by-laws, minutes, stock certificates, transfer ledger, dissolution of corporation, information regarding possible merger, and a report on a “Presentation to Farmers Bank for the Establishment of Business Accounts.”

 

            F7        Consulting Information—New Castle County and the State

William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc. request for certification and information regarding recertification.

 

            F8        Résumés

                        Résumés of both Cohen and his employees.

II.  A.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990 (cont’d)

 

4          F9        Company Qualifications

Introduction to the company, correspondence, a list of company projects, and other information related to projects completed by the company.

 

            F10      Records, 1978-1988

Financial calculations, an inventory of office equipment, a copy of lease, correspondence, and memorandums.

 

            F11      Planner-on-Call, 1978-1981

Drafts of brochure, copyright application, and trademark information.

 

5          F12      Brochure, Land Development Pre-Marketing Group

                        Draft of brochure.

 

            F13      Bibliography of Project Work Product

                        Bibliography of reports written by William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc.

 

            F14      Brochures

Brochures of local areas of interest and copies of “Planner-on-Call.”

 

F15      Brochure, Development Prospective, 1981

“Preliminary Information on Property to be Auctioned on Elk River Known as ‘The Curragh’,” “Development Prospectus: the Welsh Tract Site,” correspondence, and research notes.

 

            F16      Company Checks

 

F17      Public Relations

Correspondence, samples of publicity for William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc. including news clippings.

 

            F18      Proposals, 1980s

                        Both drafts and final drafts of proposals for potential projects.

 

            F19      References for Other Professionals

                        Letters of reference written by Cohen.

 

            F20      Consulting Information, 1990

                        List of certified consultants in the state of Delaware for 1990.

 

            F21      Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1977-1979

 

                        II.  A.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William                                J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990 (cont’d)

 

5          F22      Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1981-1983

 

 

II. B.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Projects, 1978-1990

 

Projects

These files contain governmental and non-governmental projects implemented by Cohen as a single entrepreneur and then with a team of professionals as a corporation.

                       

Delaware City, Coastal Energy Impact Program (CEIP), 1981-1982

Although similar to Cohen’s study that he coordinated for Lewes from 1978-1980, this one initiated greater public interest and concern.  This study disclosed health, land use, and social issues associated with the Getty Refinery location in Delaware City.

 

5          F23      1981

Correspondence, research notes, and a scope of services to be performed by William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc.

 

F24      Background Information

News clippings, research materials and notes, legal documents related to a civil suit filed by Getty Oil Company against the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Environmental Protection Agency.

 

F25      General Information, I

            Correspondence, research materials and notes, maps, and reports.

 

F26      General Information, II

Correspondence, research materials and notes, and reports on issues such as health and financial matters.

 

F27      General Information, III

            Correspondence and research materials, notes, maps, and transparencies.

 

F28      Correspondence

            Map enclosure.

 

F29      Community Action Strategy, 1983

            Proposal and research notes.

 

II.  B.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990 (cont’d)

 

5          F30      Life in a Refinery Town, 1983-1984

This publication documents Delaware City’s Coastal Energy Impact Program (CEIP).  Contains information regarding reprint and copyright, research notes, order forms, and invoices.

 

            F31      Life in a Refinery Town, 1983-1984 (I)

                        Draft of manuscript.

 

            F32      Life in a Refinery Town, 1983-1984 (II)

                        Draft of manuscript.

 

F33      Funding Application, 1981-1982

            Correspondence, a work proposal, and research notes.

 

F34      Progress Reports

Photographs, negatives, billing hours for Kidde Consultants, Inc., subcontracted by Cohen, receipts, invoices, expense reports, and monthly progress reports.

 

            F35      Surveys

            Surveys for residents and their responses regarding air quality.

 

F36      Work Projects

            Grant information, correspondence, and reports.

 

F37      Grant Application, Phase II

Research notes, photographs, correspondence, and a brochure for Delaware City.

 

 

                        Delaware City, Commercial Revitalization Study, 1983-1984

 

F38      Progress Reports, 1983

            Monthly progress reports.

 

F39      Surveys, 1983

Responses for surveys regarding business growth and tourist interests.

 

F40      1983-1984

Grant information, correspondence, invoices, Cohen’s research notes, maps, and transparencies.

 


II.  B.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990 (cont’d)

 

6          F41      Correspondence, 1984

Correspondence as well as information regarding waterfront development in other cities and information gathered from the “Five State Commercial Revitalization Workshop” in Annapolis, Maryland.

 

 

Kent County, Coastal Energy Impact Program (CEIP), 1984-1985

 

F42      Contract

Contract between Kent County and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., correspondence, fee information, and other information regarding the program.

 

            F43      Zoning Jurisdiction Research

            Research materials collected, notes, and maps.

 

F44      Background

            Initial research, maps, and working notes.

 

F45      Correspondence, 1983-1985

 

            F46      General Information

Information regarding the Coastal Zone Act and other research materials.

 

F47      Land Use Management Information System (LUMIS) Program

            Statistics related to housing and occupancy in Kent County.

 

F48      Progress Reports, Memos, Expenses

            Expense reports and progress reports.

 

 

Kent County CEIP-Work Products

 

F49      I

Copy of Working Paper #1, “Coastal Energy Activities Management Plan.”

 

F50      II

            Working Paper #2.

 

F51      III

            Working Paper #3, Part I, including original manuscript maps and report.

 


II.  B.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990 (cont’d)

 

6          F52      IV

            Working Paper #3, Part II and Coastal Energy Activities Management Plan.

 

 

                        Lewes Coastal Energy Impact Study, 1979-1980

 

F53      Contract, 1978-1980

Contract negotiations between the City of Lewes and both William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc. and Kidde Consultants, Inc., in addition to related correspondence.

 

F54      Correspondence, 1978-1980

Correspondence, a progress report,and other information gathered.

 

            F55      Work Materials (I)

Population information, an energy impact plan, maps, and impact scales for various facilities.

 

F56      Work Materials (II)

Various research materials including articles and reports and a benefit analysis of proposed dredging in Lewes.

 

            F57      Phase I, Progress Reports, 1979-1980

Progress reports and correspondence.

 

F58      Progress Reports, 1979

Two copies of drafts of “Phase I: Work Elements,” including one largely hand-written draft.

 

 

Magnolia, 1980-1984

Documents a working partnership between Cohen’s consulting business and Shirley Jarrell, mayor of Magnolia, which is one of Delaware’s smallest communities.

 

F59      Zoning Code, 1980

Notes and correspondence, in addition to a copy of the zoning code and maps.

 

F60      Planner-on-Call, 1981-1983

Projects, maps, and questions answered by Cohen in his capacity as Planner-on-Call for the town of Magnolia.

 

II.  B.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990 (cont’d)

 

6          F61      Public Management Assistance

Copy of the community plan, a copy of the town charter, and a zoning code outline, as well as correspondence and research notes.

 

            F62      Community Development Application 1981

Correspondence, a copy of the application, research notes, reports, and a copy of “Community Development Preapplication: Small Cities Grant.”

 

F63      Community Development Application, 1984

Copy of “Community Development Application: Town of Magnolia, Delaware,” a copy of “Delaware Community Development Plan,” and correspondence.

 

F64      Appropriate Energy Technology Small Grants Program, 1981

Copy of the application, “Town of Magnolia: Energy Audit,” research notes, and energy statistics.

 

7          F65      Community Development, 1983-1984 (I)

Correspondence, a copy of the application, “Proposed Policies and Procedures of the Delaware Community Development Block Grant Program for FY 1984,” “Policies and Procedures of the Delaware Community Development Block Grant Program for FY 1984,” and invoices.

 

            F66      Community Development, 1983-1984 (II)

Correspondence, a copy of “Policies and Procedures of the Delaware Community Development Block Grant Program,” survey responses, notes from town meetings, and a “Proposed Citizen Participation Plan.”

 

F67      Community Development, Survey Responses, 1983-1984

            Resident survey responses.

 

 

Middletown, 1981-1986

 

F68      Zoning and Subdivision

Index of zoning district uses, various drafts of “Subdivision Regulations,” map, and a zoning and subdivision committee survey.

 

F69      Zoning Code, Subdivision Regulations Proposal, 1981

Correspondence, labor and expense reports, maps, a work proposal, minutes for a zoning commission meeting, and research materials and notes.

 


II.  B.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990 (cont’d)

 

7          F70      Final Drafts, 1981

            Final draft of “Subdivision Regulations.”

 

F71      Zoning Update, 1986

Work proposal, correspondence, research materials and notes, maps, and meeting minutes.

 

 

                        Milford, 1984-1985

 

            F72      I

Research materials and notes, correspondence, and maps.

 

            F73      II

Correspondence, meeting minutes, billing summaries, and a copy of “Zoning Ordinance: City of Milford, Delaware.”

 

 

New Castle and Dobbinsville, 1984 -1986

                        Contains two studies for the Trustees of New Castle Commons, a revitalization plan for Dobbinsville and development choices for the lands of the Trustees.

 

            F74      Master Revitalization Plan, 1985

“Letter of Interest and Proposal: Dobbinsville Area Master Plan and Revitalization Plan,” billing summaries, research materials and notes, maps, and exploratory sketches.

 

            F75      Historical Information

                        Survey responses, research materials and notes, and maps.

 

F76      Interviews

            List of persons to be interviewed, notes, and a map of the area.

 

F77      Maps

Maps and transparencies of the New Castle area and a copy of “Development Options: Lands of the Trustees of New Castle Commons (1986).”

 

F78      Development Options

Cohen’s proposal to undertake work on development options, invoices, correspondence, and research notes and materials.

           

 

II.  B.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990 (cont’d)

 

                        New Castle County, Christina River Recreation Potential, 1981-1982

 

7          F79      Contract

Work proposal, correspondence, labor and expense reports, and a news clipping.

 

F80      Bibliography

Research materials and notes, a bibliography, and a “Draft of Recreation Survey Model.”

 

F81      General Information (I)

            Research materials, notes, aerial photographs, and maps.

 

F82      General Information (II)

            Research materials, notes, and maps.

 

F83      Correspondence, 1981-1982

 

F84      Christina River Recreation Users Guide, 1982

Estimates of cost, correspondence, progress reports, a brochure, transparencies of brochure, a proposal, and research notes.

 

F85      Christina River Site Plans, 1982

            Work proposal, research materials, and notes.

 

 

                        Port Mahon Lighthouse, 1983

                        Documents one of Delaware’s last standing lighthouses and contains historic research and photographs for the Historic American Buildings Survey.  The lighthouse no longer exists.

 

            F86      I

Correspondence, photographs, contact sheets, a copy of “Historic American Buildings Survey: Port Mahon Lighthouse, Kent County, Delaware,” drawings, a nomination form for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places Inventory, a partial copy of “Marine Technology Center: Port Mahon, Delaware, Feasibility Study,” research materials, and notes.

 

            F87      II

Photographs, an audio recording of a field trip to the lighthouse, research materials, maps, and notes.

 

 

                       


II.  B.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990 (cont’d)

 

                        Rehoboth Beach, 1979 and 1984

 

7          F88      Handbook, 1979

Drafts of city employee handbooks and correspondence related to revisions.

 

F89      Zoning Workshop, 1984

Correspondence, proposals for a planning and zoning workshop, and the workshop workbook.

 

 

State of Delaware, Office of Management, Budget, and Planning, 1980-1981

 

            F90      Reorganization, 1981

Copies of the House and Senate bills that abolished the Office of Management, Budget, and Planning.

 

 

                        Coastal Zone Permit Review System, 1979-1980

 

8          F91      I

List of tasks, a contract between William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc. and the OMBP, and information solicited from other states.

 

F92      II

            Progress reports, trip reports, correspondence, and research notes.

 

            F93      III

Copy of “A Survey and Analysis of Impact Methodologies for Coastal Zone Land Use.”

 

 

                        Land Use Studies and Expert Witness Testimony, 1980-1982

 

F94      Department of Transportation, Master Plan for Barlow Estate

Original manuscript and final copy of “Site Suitability and Master Plan, Barlow Tract,” completed by William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc.

 

            F95      Department of Transportation, Barlow Project, 1981-1982

Maps, contact sheets, negatives, and research related to the project.

 


II.  B.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990 (cont’d)

 

8          F96      Dameron Tract

“Land Use Study and Alternative Land Use Plans, Dameron Tract” and a copy of “Analysis and Chronology: Annexation, Planning and Zoning Policies Affecting the Dameron Tract” both completed by William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc.

 

F97      Dameron Tract, Expert Witness Study, 1980

                        Site analysis data.

 

 

Delaware River Basin Commission Level B Study, 1978-1979

                        Cohen was appointed state coordinator to manage Delaware’s participation in a regional plan.  This appointment began while he was still a sole proprietor.

 

            F98      Plan of Study, 1977

“Plan of Study,” “Amendments to the Plan of Study,” correspondence, and other information gathered.

 

F99      Memorandum of Agreement, 1977-1978

Memorandum of Agreement between the state of Delaware and the Delaware River Basin Commission.

 

            F100    Projects, 1978

List of files to be created, a project proposal, correspondence, maps, and working notes.

 

            F101    Level B Coordinator Contract, 1978

Signed contract, correspondence, purchase orders, list of fees, and contract negotiations.

 

F102    Work Group, Personnel Assignments, 1978

            Personnel on each work group.

 

            F103    Work Group, Directive-Energy, Navigation

Drafts of the directive, as well as research notes and news clippings.

           

F104    Work Group, Re-Evaluation of Proposed Projects

            Correspondence and work group notes on re-evaluation.

 

            F105    Work Group, Water Supply

“Inventory of the Use of Water in Delaware for 1974,” “Report on a Water Reserve Policy for the Delaware River Basin,” meeting notes, and correspondence.

 

II.  B.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990 (cont’d)

 

8          F106    Public Workshops-Delaware

Notes, list of attendees, and an invitation for the workshops on basin resource management.

 

F107    Population Projections, 1978

Estimated population statistics, a report on Delaware population growth prepared by the Division of Urban Affairs at the University of Delaware, and correspondence.

 

F108    Institutional Analysis

            Project proposal, a request for proposals, and work notes.

 

F109    Correspondence, 1978

 

F110    Cost Benefit Methodology

            Cost and benefit methodologies and correspondence.

 

F111    First Cut Plan, Delaware Comments, 1978

            Correspondence and a transmittal of comments.

 

            F112    Funding Forecast

            Research notes, correspondence, and statistics.

 

F113    Recreation Work

Recreation study and a comprehensive study, in addition to various research materials, and correspondence.

 

            F114    Delaware River and Bay Shoreline Committee, 1978-1985

Correspondence, meeting minutes, press releases, and meeting agendas.

 

            F115    Quarterly State Report

Correspondence, time accounting sheets, news clippings, meeting minutes, and a status report.

 

F116    State Input, Reports

Correspondence, a bibliography of documents submitted to the commission, a status report, a project proposal, and research notes.

 

F117    Items for Mike Apgar

                        Correspondence, research notes, and memoranda.

 

 


II.  B.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990 (cont’d)

 

Sussex County Community Development, 1977-1980

                        Cohen was hired to implement a community development grant, which was awarded to Sussex County.  This project was the impetus for Cohen to form the corporation William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., hire a staff (Frank Selby, Andrew Zimmerman, and Laura Newmarker), and establish an office at 177 E. Delaware Avenue in Newark.

 

9          F118    Contract, 1978

Correspondence, Cohen’s work proposal, and various drafts of the proposal.

 

 

                        Pre-Application, 1977-1978

 

            F119    I

Correspondence and reports related to community needs to be included in a grant proposal to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

            F120    II

Report on “Proposed Projects for HUD Community Development Funds,” meeting minutes, notices of meetings, and correspondence.

 

            F121    III

                        Correspondence, reports, resolutions, and research notes.

 

 

                        Full Application, General, 1978

 

            F122    I

“Community Development Program, Sussex County, Delaware,” correspondence, research, and research notes.

 

            F123    II

Research notes, notice of a public hearing, correspondence, maps, and research materials.

 

            F124    Contract, 1979

                        Correspondence, fee estimates, and scope of services.

 

 

                       


II.  B.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990 (cont’d)

 

                        Pre-Application, General, 1979

 

9          F125    I

Research materials, a copy of the pre-application, and resolutions for various communities needs.

 

            F126    II

Copy of the pre-application and resolutions for various communities’ needs, as well as correspondence.

 

 

                        Application, 1979

 

            F127    I

                        Correspondence and materials gathered for the application.

 

            F128    II

Copy of the completed application as well as a copy of “Needs Assessment and Strategy Statement, Project Summaries, Cost Summary.”

 

            F129    Pre-Application, General, 1980

                        Research materials and notes.

 

 

                        University of Delaware, Parking Study, 1978-1979

 

            F130    I

Correspondence regarding Cohen’s contract, a schedule, and scope of services, in addition to a copy of “Parking/Parking Structure Study Approaches for University of Delaware,” completed by Cohen.

                       

            F131    II

                        Research notes and a request for various publications.

 

            F132    III

Surveys of University of Delaware parking lot users, maps, transparencies, research notes, and outlines and drafts.

 

            F133    IV

                        “Working Paper #2: Parking Users Survey.”

 

            F134    V

                        “Working Paper #3: Parking Demand Indicators.”

II.  B.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990 (cont’d)

 

9          F135    VI

“Ad Hoc Committee Report-Parking Study,” as well as correspondence and memorandums.

 

            F136    VII

                        Parking study final report.

 

            F137    University of Delaware, Rezoning-219 Tract, 1983

Proposal submitted to the University, “Master Plan and Rezoning Documentation 219-Acre University of Delaware Tract” and correspondence regarding the proposal.

 

 

                        Greater Wilmington Development Council’s Feasibility Study to Develop a Historic Preservation Fund, 1978-1979

Documents the first effort in Delaware to create a revolving fund for the preservation of endangered historic buildings.

 

F138    I

Correspondence, a copy of “Interim Report: the Feasibility of a Historic Preservation Fund for the State of Delaware,” and “Historic Preservation Revolving Fund Activities in Localities.”

 

            F139    II

Research notes and materials, maps, drafts of “Proto-Type/Experimental Projects: Historic Preservation Fund of Delaware,” a copy of “Historic Preservation Fund of Delaware, Inc.: Preliminary Organizational Model,” and a copy of “Preliminary Financial Analysis: Proto-type/Experimental Projects, Historic Preservation Fund of Delaware.”

                       

            F140    III

                        Lists of historic Delaware buildings.

 

10        F141    IV

Information regarding funding including a “Proposal for First Year Operations Funding for Historic Preservation Fund of Delaware, Inc.”; “A Proposal to Study the Feasibility of, and Develop, a Historic Preservation Fund for the State of Delaware”; research notes and materials, and correspondence.

 

            F142    V

“Preliminary Organizational Model,” meeting agendas, correspondence, historic preservation survey responses, research notes and materials, maps, and drafts of “Historic Preservation Programs in Delaware.”

II.  B.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990 (cont’d)

 

10        F143    Cityside, Inc., Wilmington, 1979

                        Promotional materials and correspondence.

           

            F144    Maritime Society, Wilmington, 1978-1980

                        Charter membership information and promotional materials.

 

 

                        Delaware Urban Waterfront Project, 1978-1980 

                        Focus was on Wilmington, Newport, New Castle, and Delaware City

 

            F145    Phase I (I)

Correspondence, memorandums, research materials, maps, publicity, and notes.

 

            F146    Phase I (II)

Progress and financial reports in addition to working notes, correspondence, and copies of “Composite Final Report: Delaware Urban Waterfront Project.”

 

            F147    Phase I (III)

Work contract, work program presentation, research notes and materials, and correspondence.

 

            F148    Phase I (IV)

Contract revisions, “Delaware River Urban Waterfront Planning and Management Project: Work Program Presentation,” The Coastal Society Bulletin, July 1979, and correspondence.

 

            F149    Phase I (V)

                        Working notes, research materials, maps, and correspondence.

 

            F150    Phase I (VI)

“Proposal for Redevelopment of Wilmington’s Waterfront,” news clippings, and additional reports.

 

            F151    Governor Bacon Health Center, 1983

“Preliminary Assessment of Potential Recreational Use,” maps, and correspondence. 

 

            F152    Frawley Campaign, 1983-1985

                        Campaign materials and correspondence.

 

 


II.  B.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990 (cont’d)

 

Wyoming, Foreign Trade Zones, 1970s-1980s

Contains materials about the State’s application to create a “foreign trade” zone in the small community of Wyoming, Delaware.  Residents, the mayor, the town council, and the city solicitor chose Cohen’s company to do the master plan (1982-1983).     

 

10        F153    I

            Research materials and maps.

 

            F154    II

                        Notes and correspondence.

 

F155    III

            Additional research materials, maps, and photographs of the town seal.

 

F156    Master Plan

            Various drafts and maps.

           

F157    Zoning Code, 1983

            Working notes for a final zoning ordinance.

 

            F158    Zoning Code Ordinance, 1987

 

 

                        White Clay Creek, 1970-2001

                        Cohen dedicated much of his personal and professional life to the preservation of the White Clay Creek and its stream valley.  This pursuit began in the 1970s when he was employed by the City of Newark.  The Newark Beltway was the project that began this involvement.  The culmination of his effort and other advocates was the inclusion of the White Clay Creek Preserve in the National Wild and Scenic River Program in 2001. 

 

            F159    I, 1971-1984

            Research and working notes and maps.

 

            F160    II, 1979-1980

                        Minutes from Newark Planning Commission meetings and maps.

 

            F161    III, 1981-1996

                        Correspondence and news clippings.

 

           


II.  B.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990 (cont’d)

 

10        F162    IV, 1980-1981

Information regarding the Storm Water Management Project as well as information related to legal and administrative committees.

 

11        F163    V, 1993-2001

                        National Wild and Scenic River Study and maps.

 

            F164    VI, 1984

Announcement of DuPont gift of land to White Clay Creek Preserve and a drawing of the area.

                       

            F165    VII, 1976

                        Correspondence, development plan, and exploratory sketch for Curtis Mill Farm.

 

 

                        Non-Governmental Projects, etc., 1980-1987

 

            F166    St. Andrews School, 1985-1986

                        Proposal, correspondence, research materials, and notes.

 

            F167    Apex Lawn and Garden Center, 1980

 

            F168    Aubrey B. Lank, Rezoning Potential, 1982

                        Pertains to the rezoning potential of 711 S. College Avenue, Newark.

 

F169    Brandywine Park Condominium Council, 1987

 

 

                        Butterworth MOR (Manufacturing Office Research) Annexation, 1977-1978

Pertains to annexation of property on W. Chestnut Hill Road to the city of Newark.

 

            F170    I

                        City Council meeting minutes and correspondence.

 

            F171    II

                        Research notes and maps.

 

            F172    Citizens Advocacy Possum Park Area (CAPPA), 1986

                       

           


II.  B.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990 (cont’d)

 

11        F173    Christina Conservancy, 1982-1985 (I)

Materials about this nonprofit, private watchdog group, which Cohen joined.  Led by Edward W. Cooch, they advocate for the conservation and preservation of the Christina River and its basin.  Their activities have focused on clean up.

 

            F174    Christina Conservancy, 1982-1985 (II)

Certificate of incorporation, correspondence, and other materials related to the group.

 

            F175    “The Curragh,” Cecil County, Maryland, 1980

           

            F176    Del Chapel Rezoning, 1981-1982

Minutes from City Council and Newark Planning Commission meetings, correspondence, maps, and reports related to this former industrial complex.

 

            F177    English Village Condominium Association, 1983

                        Research notes, maps, and correspondence.

 

            F178    Fennemore Annexation, 1985-1987

Related to Fennemore Farm annexation to Middletown and includes research notes, maps, and correspondence.

 

            F179    Fine Boulevard Report, 1985

                        Pertains to Cleveland Avenue, Newark.

 

F180    G. William Bailey, Newark Opera House, Main Street, 1983-1984

 

F181    Glasgow Pines Mobile Home Park, 1982

            Pertains to a housing analysis.

           

            F182    Henderson Construction Company, 1985-1987

Included is a 1973 survey of National Vulcanized Fiber property in Newark.

 

            F183    Henry L. Weinstein Company, Village One Condominium, 1977

 

F184    Home Builders Association of Delaware, Inc., 1985-1986 

 

F185    Parking Plan, Dr. Narinder Singh, 295 E. Main Street, Newark, 1983

            Correspondence, maps, and sketches of the area involved.

 

            F186    Preswick-Lumbrook-Parkview Committee, 1985

City Council minutes, correspondence, research notes, maps, and receipts concerning a connecting road in Windy Hills.

II.  B.  William J. Cohen, AIP, Planning Consultant, 1977-1978 and William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Administration, 1978-1990 (cont’d)

 

            Queen Anne’s Conservation Association, 1982-1984

 

11        F187    Survey Report

 

F188    Reconnaissance Survey

            Progress reports, research notes, maps, and a draft of a survey report.

 

F189    Pamphlet, “Your Water Supply,” 1984 

            Drafts, notes, research materials, and drawings for brochure.

 

F190    Richard Hull, Rezoning, 1986

Research materials, notes, and correspondence regarding rezoning for a private citizen.

 

F191    United Campus Ministry, 1985

Research notes, correspondence, and fliers related to the organization.

 

F192    Victor Spinski’s Studio, 1986

            Research notes, correspondence, maps, and invoices.

 

            F193    Welsh Tract Road, 1981 

Draft of a market analysis, research notes, maps, and correspondence. 

 

            F194    Miscellaneous maps

Maps of Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania as well as maps of the Newark, Delaware, area.

 

            F195    Miscellaneous zoning maps

Zoning maps for various portions of the state of Delaware.

 

 

 


II.  C.  William J. Cohen, AICP, City and Regional Planning Consultant, 1998-2001 

In 1998 Cohen resigned from Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.  He became a city and regional planning consultant and, at the same time, worked toward the completion of requirements for a Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania.  During his last years in Delaware, before moving to Maine in 2002, he worked for Delaware Greenways, WILMAPCO, Bancroft Greenway and Museum, and the Riverfront Development Corporation.  Cohen was also hired by the State of Delaware’s Department of Transportation as an expert witness.  His final project as a planner in Delaware was the coordination and implementation of the Delaware Institute of Planning and Design, which produced a work program called “Planning 2001: A Public Agenda for State Planning.” 

 

 

            State of Delaware (DOT) v. Roseann H. Harkins Revocable Trust, 1998-1999

 

12        F196    I

                        Copy of Cohen’s deposition as an expert witness in the case.

 

            F197    II

                        Final report prepared by Cohen, correspondence, and maps.

 

F198    “Status of the Environmental Assessment of the Wilmington Urban Waterfront,” 1998-1999

            Correspondence, maps, and transparencies.

 

F199    Delaware Greenways, 1991-1995

            Articles, brochures, maps, and meeting minutes.

 

F200    Delaware Greenways, Administration-Contract, 1998-1999

            Progress reports and a report regarding the scope of work to be done by Cohen as consultant.

           

F201    Delaware Greenways, Organization-Meetings, 1998-1999

                        Brochures, a newsletter, notes, and meeting agendas.


II.  C.  William J. Cohen, AICP, City and Regional Planning Consultant, 1998-2001 (cont’d)

 

12        F202    Bancroft Greenway and Museum

Notes, maps, nomination forms for the National Register of Historic Places, and correspondence.

 

F203    “Growing [sic. Going] from Here to There,” a Pilot Education Program for 8th Grade Students, 2000 (WILMAPCO)

            Draft and a final report, correspondence, and research notes.

 

F204    Delaware Greenways, Brandywine Rail Trail, 1999

            Maps, correspondence, research notes, and meeting minutes.

 

            F205    Brandywine River Greenway-Urban Environmental Center

            Draft of map.

 

F206    Concord Pike Crossing-Blue Ball Farm

            Correspondence, research notes, and a list of Open Space Council members.

 

F207    Urban Environmental Center Link, 1999

            Research notes, maps, and correspondence.

 

F208    Wilmington Bicycle/Pedestrian Connections, 1999

            Notes, correspondence, a “Strategic Plan,” and information regarding the possibility of the resumption of trolley services in Wilmington.

 

F209    Greenville, Kennett Pike Road Project, 1999

            Research notes, maps, computer generated photos of the area involved, and meeting agendas and minutes.

 

 

            Delaware Office of State Planning Coordination, 2000-2001

 

F210    I

            Draft of “Influences that Shape Delaware’s Communities: Past, Present, and Future,” e-mail correspondence, articles used for research, and research notes.

 

F211    II

            Agendas and minutes for a Planning and Design Colloquium and journal articles used for research.


II.  C.  William J. Cohen, AICP, City and Regional Planning Consultant, 1998-2001 (cont’d)

 

12        F212    III

            Memorandum of Agreement for the Delaware Institute for Planning and Design, a copy of the by-laws, a draft of “Livable Delaware,” copies of “Planning 2001: a Public Agenda for State Planning” and “An Overview of State Planning in Delaware, 1959-2000” by Cohen.

 

F213    City of New Castle, Zoning Plan Review, Request for Proposal, Brown and Keener, 2001

                        Cohen was asked to partner with the nationally-recognized urban design firm, Brown & Keener, to develop a proposal to update the zoning code and comprehensive plan for the City of New Castle.  This job was the last consulting proposal Cohen did before his move to Maine in the winter of 2002.  Contains the city’s request for proposals and a copy of a proposal completed by Cohen and the firm of Brown and Keener Urban Design.

 


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