Vote against Laurel Point COMPAMD 2021-12, PUD 2022-10

Vote against Laurel Point COMPAMD 2021-12, PUD 2022-10

July 8, 2022
Signatures: 24Next Goal: 25
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Why this petition matters

Started by Miranda O'Brien

St. Johns County has seen unprecedented growth in the last 3 years. Unfortunately, the infrastructure, schools, and hospitals have not had time to keep up with the fast-paced growth of the county. 

As a resident of St. Johns County and I am particularly concerned about: 

  1. Laurel Point Comprehensive Plan Amendment COMPAMD 2021-12 
  2. Laurel Point Planned Unit Development PUD 2022-10

in order to change the Future Land Use Map designation to Residential C with a companion text policy to limit development to a maximum of 175 single-family units and a maximum of 23,000 square feet of commercial and office space and change the zoning designation to PUD. 

Please vote "NO" to for Laurel Point's Comprehensive Plan Amendment (COMPAMD 2021-12) and Laurel Point's Planned Unit Development (PUD 2022-10) in St. John's county.

How this negatively affects us:

The Laurel Point property outlined in the proposal is in a floodplain and AE Flood Zone. Development of this land could have negative flooding impacts on our x-shaded properties.  

The proposed PUD area 2022-10 will cause more traffic at the Sr. 16 and Orient Dr. intersection. 

The proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment COMPAMD 2021-12 will remove Orient Drive homes preserve view which KB Home Developers told us was protected land. 

The community infrastructure, schools, and hospitals cannot support this rapid growth. While growth is good for a community it must be carefully implemented and with adequate support from the surrounding communities. 

The county's own staff reports:

"The County does not have adequate revenue resources at this time to complete capacity improvements, nor is it anticipated that the proportionate share contribution will be adequate to complete these improvements. The applicant has indicated intent to execute a Development Agreement to address adverse development impacts over s 20 year time period; as well, other funding revenues may be identified in the future. Concurrency commitments would be not required until prior to subdivision construction plan approval. "

St. Johns County is borrowing up to 90 MILLION DOLLARS (plans to borrow at least 52 million as of June 30th, 2022) for three new schools. St. Johns Board is quickly using our tax money for the advanced construction of these schools. We should have whether our tax bills increase! Having more people move to the area is crowding schools and in turn, more schools need to be built and more money needs to be borrowed to keep up with the demand. It is a vicious cycle. 

Act now, save our county, and vote NO on this petition! 

P.S. Please do not make donations to this cause. This petition is strictly for information purposes that we will use to discuss our beliefs with local government leadership. 

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Signatures: 24Next Goal: 25
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