Greenway Station in Seagrove Major Development

Discussion in 'Local Government and Groups' started by Mike Jones, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Mike Jones

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    Speaking of projects that bust our infrastructure and should be limited more rather than giving them what they want they want. If this is the way things are done then they need to change. We need to start being VERY careful and more restrictive about anything built in SoWal! It seems like a free for all for developers. So sad.

    Unanimous approval by planning board of Seagrove project that asked to reduce parking and cut road setback by 10 feet on 30A. Does anything at all need to be that close to the road? Parking reduced from 276 to 208. Seems ludicrous.

    On old Collaborations property on north side of 30A across from Clay Nursery.
    Rookis Development (Gulf Place town center)
    5 acres
    8,000 sf restaurant
    14,500 sf retail
    13,800 sf office
    35 condos
    50 room hotel

    This is a HUGE project on a small road on a small property next to sensitive habitat.

    Oh, but they are going to allow the public to access the state forest trails behind the property. WOW! Let's give them whatever they want for allowing us to use OUR land!
     
  2. Everytime

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    The trails have always been accessible from the roadside right there if you know where to look, so they’re not really “giving” the public anything new there. Also accessible from Cassine Garden (where the Cassine Trail has always been a public connector to Eastern Lake Trail) and Seagrove Baptist Church and the ministorage.
     
  3. James Bentwood

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    Exactly! It's like they just wanted to tell the commission something. Anything. So the commission can attempt to say they aren't a rubber stamp.

    It is a very dense and high impact development that is not appropriate. Imagine another Gulf Place town center on that quiet stretch. Not only do they approve it they do it with less setback and less parking.

    Ludicrous indeed!
     
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  4. Ohio Girl

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    It's all about the $$$$$$. Sad to see such rampant construction/development along 30A. Is there anyone that we can write to express our concerns?
     
  5. Jerry Lewis

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    Truman Burbank
     
  6. Lake View Too

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    I think he went to Fiji...
     
  7. Dreamer

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    Good luck with that! Rookis is a local. Been around for a very long time.
     
  8. Jim Tucker

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    Do you think the county gives him special treatment?
     
  9. gumby

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    Last chance to pack up and get off of 30A.
     

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