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Please read the opening statement of the Planning Board from the City of Marco Island website. In their own words, the first sentence:
"The Planning Board's focus is to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors on Marco Island while managing growth and development and protecting the island’s tropical small town character."
In your role, I would suggest you review the expansionary plans proposed by the city and seriously ask yourself, is this in keeping with a "tropical small town character"?
All the whilst, the single family lots and homes are eroding away through foreclosure proceedings, etc.
Dear Mr. Lazarus:
We are informed, that is why there is a growth of concerned citizen groups, i.e. Marco Island Homeowners, Marco Eagle Sanctuary, Marco Island Tax Association, MI Charter School and others. These groups serve to represent citizens that inform and serve their cause. And these groups do not seem to be radical in their petitions to the city, in fact, they appear to me to be common sense in trying to promote a city of quality not quantity, for residents that came originally as visitors.
Specifically to your comment regarding the CRA; the CRA is not misunderstood by the folks. Please review the ordinances that were written last year to initiate such an entity. Need we remind you of the additional controls that the city would have been granted by such an ordinance?
And in keeping with the Planning Boards of decades past, transfer of density credits is a abrogation of the Planning Boards responsibility as stated in its own opening statement. To transfer credits is in itself a recipe to radically change the landscape of this island by providing for density increases in areas that were not deemed as such. More so, than zoning variances.
If you wish to revitalize Market Center, there are a host of options available to the city without the need to transfer density credits.
So please stay focused on the fundamentals laid out by Planning Boards of decades past. The original Deltona plan is pretty good plan, in my opinion, unless you wish to sacrifice the single family residences at the expense of increasing density in locations that were not originally planned or established to have higher building elevations and/or increase density and associated parking demands.
If its all about increasing revenue which drive the city and Planning Board decisions, may I suggest you review exclusive communities to hone your vision. There is no need to exploit commercial areas by heightening density through transfer of credits. Quality vs quantity!
Unless of course, the agenda is to .......
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