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Alan Osborne was right - Sandestin NOT in Compliance with DRI

Discussion in 'Local Government and Groups' started by Bob Hudson, May 19, 2014.

  1. Bob Hudson

    Bob Hudson Beach Fanatic

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    It only took 10 years for the Planning Department to find the Sandestin DRI in non-compliance.


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    As a result of the extensive review by staff of the 2013 Annual Report submitted by the Developer, the prior documentation and reports submitted by the Developer and subsequent material recently provided, Staff has determined that the Sandestin Development of Regional Impact (“Sandestin”) is NOT in substantial compliance with its development order. Though there are numerous deficiencies and errors which exist in the documentation submitted for Sandestin over the years and require correction through the Notice of Proposed Change process, it is Staff’s determination that Sandestin is in substantial non-compliance with its development order based upon the following:


    • There is a decrease in open space required by the development order and that the decrease is by more than 20 acres. This amount constitutes not only a substantial deviation as defined by section 380.06 (19) b. 8, Florida Statutes but is to such an extent that it also represents substantial non-compliance with the development order.


    • There has been an increase in commercial development beyond what is authorized by the development order and is contrary to section 380.06 (19) (b) 6, Florida Statutes and demonstrates that it is not in substantial compliance with its development order.


    • There has been in increase in residential acreage of 128.1 acres beyond what was identified in the 1984 Agreement which has not been documented or explained.


    • There has been an increase in residential acreage, combined with a decrease in commercial acreage that is contrary to section 380.06 (19) (e) 5. b., Florida Statutes which represents a substantial deviation.


    Full Staff Compliance Report Below


    View attachment Compliance Hearing Staff Report.pdf
     
  2. Truman

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    What's next?
     
  3. Andy A

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    Some of us realized early on that Alan was right. What is next is for Sandestin to be made to comply with the DRI as it was issued and further development halted until such occurs. Congratulations, Alan, although such may be too early. Money talks around here and though Alan has done a tremendous job for his neighbors, the individual citizen fighting the moneyed system has a very hard row to hoe. Alan is to be admired for sticking to his guns. It has not been easy for him.
     
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  4. Zebraspots

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    How do they fix this? I don't think tearing down 128 acres of housing is going to happen.
     
  5. Patriot Games

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    Andy,
    So is Mr. Osborne right and he should have sued over the counties non-enforcement in Driftwood? Are he and the other 5 people suing the county over those issues the idiot's you refer to in the Sara Comander thread? Seems to me you are talking out both sides of your mouth. These people have a valid claim IMO.
     
  6. Andy A

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    They are two different issues. Alan is right about the DRI for Driftwood Estates.
     

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