No so fast,
about name change
takes more to change a name than first meets the eye, a county
official has told Commonwealth Group.
In an e-mail to
Donald Robitzer, a sales
official with the development firm, James Smith, assistant
general manager of the county Department of Land Use, said there
is a process which must be followed before Renaissance Village
can become Darley Green.
Robitzer announced the name
change, which he said was made to make marketing the development
easier, at a recent meeting of the Claymont Design Revenue
two-thirds of the property owners in a development had to sign a
petition favoring doing so before a name change could move
forward. That should pose no problems because, presumably,
Commonwealth or a corporate affiliate is sole owner of the
The petition and a $100
application fee and an $18 recording fee have to be submitted to
the department through the office of the local County Council
member -- in this case, John Cartier.
The department will then check
with the U.S. Postal Service and the county's emergency services
communications center -- the 9-1-1 center -- to see if they're
cool with the change. It they are, the department will draft a
resolution which then must be introduced by Cartier and approved
by a majority Council. Such resolutions are routinely approved.
After the resolution is duly
recorded by the recorder of deeds' office, Renaissance Village
will officially become Darley Green.