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overdevelopment

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Petition to Johns Creek Planning Commission

Reject proposed residential development at 11085 State Bridge Road in Johns Creek, GA.

We, residents of the city of Johns Creek, request the city to deny a proposal to put in a new 12-home subdivision at 11085 State Bridge Road. The proposal will have a direct and negative impact on the Long Indian Creek neighborhood. The planned development also runs contrary to the city's adopted 2030 comprehensive plan for the Ocee Community of Johns Creek. We ask that the city protect the area's aesthetics and value by rejecting the plan based on the following concerns: 1) The plan seeks to greatly reduce the city's current minimum of a 40-foot perimeter setback to just 5-feet along the eastern property line. For current homes along Braided Blanket Bluff and Indian Village Drive this would mean having to look out at 3-story residences directly behind their properties. This could have a severe, negative impact on the property values of these lots.  2) The proposal seeks to allow for 4.16 dwellings per acre. According to the city's own adopted 2030 comprehensive plan for the Ocee Community, "New infill housing developments should be limited to single-family detached units up to three units/acre and three stories in height. This proposal, therefore, violates the city's comprehensive plan.  3) The request asks the city to reduce the spacing between the new homes from the current minimum of 14 feet to 10 feet. There is no valid reason for the exemption to be granted except to 'jam' in more homes. 4) With additional vehicular and pedestrian traffic, the intersection of Indian Village Drive and State Bridge Road will become even more hazardous. During peak traffic times it is often difficult to exit Indian Village Drive onto State Bridge. This will also likely increase the number of u-turns at this intersection as residents of the new subdivision traveling westbound would have to make a u-turn at the intersection in order to enter the development. Additionally, there are no pedestrian crosswalks or safety measures currently in place for pedestrians to cross State Bridge Road at this intersection. 5) In a 2013 interview with Johns Creek Patch, Mayor Mike Bodker stated "With our current tax base currently weighted so heavily towards residential uses, it is difficult to make long term investments in our city that will not force us to consider raising taxes to fund. I have fought against and continue to fight raising taxes and feel that the best way to avoid that outcome is to focus on economic development with an eye toward bringing more non-residential uses to Johns Creek. Economic development can come in the form of expansion of existing businesses as well as carefully focused effort to attract new businesses that ideally will enhance what is offered to our residents" Rezoning this land from C-1 to R5-A runs directly counter to that argument. Therefore, we ask that the city deny this proposal and act in the best interests of its residents. Further Resources: Development Plan: https://www.johnscreekga.gov/JCGA/Media/PDF-PC/RZ-18-008-Application.pdf Site Plan: https://www.johnscreekga.gov/Residents/Community-Development/Boards/Planning-Commission Public Input Meeting: Thursday, October 4 at 7 PM – 8 PM11445 Johns Creek Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097-1519, United States Planning Commission Public Calendar Contacts:  Johns Creek Planning Commission (PlanningCommission@johnscreekga.gov)  Johns Creek City Council (ElectedOfficials@johnscreekga.gov) City Case Planner, Yang Chen

Concerned Residents of Johns Creek
580 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Fort Lauderdale City

Stop 680 unit high-rise in East Fort Lauderdale

Update following 12/3 community meeting hosted by Commissioner SORENSEN: Following an opening statement regarding affordable housing, we heard the developer's lawyer FLUMMOXED ... DOES THEIR LAWYER EVEN KNOW WHAT SHE IS SELLING?  We heard local real estate individuals question why a 680 unit high rise was proposed, which according to them COSTS MUCH MORE TO BUILD than smaller buildings all over the city.   WHY NOT BUILD MANY MORE UNITS AT SAME PRICE ALL OVER THE CITY??? We heard residents ask if the developer has EVER done this before or whether 680 unit high rise is a “crash test dummy”.  We heard they HAVE NOT DONE THIS BEFORE. WE ARE STILL TRYING TO PROCESS ALL OF THE INCONSISTENCIES BETWEEN THEIR APPLICATION AND WHAT 200+ of your NEIGHBORS heard by RECENTLY RETAINED COUNSEL LAST NIGHT.     Problem A proposed a 680 unit high-rise development impacting emergency services, utilities and traffic flow in East Fort Lauderdale.  This proposal dwarfs previously rejected projects of MUCH smaller proportions within the City. City officials were elected based on promises to prevent over-development and burdensome impact on traffic, emergency services and utilities in an already strained infrastructure. Hold them to their promises!SolutionStop the commissioners from approving this project. We also call on OUR elected officials to develop city infrastructure, emergency response time and traffic issues prior to entertaining ANY new large scale development.  Notably, the this proposed 680 unit high-rise!

FORT LAUDERDALE
4,334 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan

Appeal to have a Public Consultation on SM Sky Ranch project.

SM City Baguio is putting up an amusement park named Sky Ranch.  This Sky Ranch will provide various state-of-the-art rides which people could patronise and enjoy their visit to the mall. The City Council passed a Resolution No. 303 series 2018, which urges SM City Baguio and Sky Ranch Amusement Park Baguio to conduct public consultation on the social acceptability of their amusement park and recreation facility project.  However Mayor Mauricio Domogan didn't sign the resolution making it moot. Why the need for Public Consultation? The city’s CBD already has intense commercial activities with all the banking and finance centres, the mall centres, the internet services centres, the city’s public market, Hotels and restaurants, the SMEs and the tourist destinations, like Burnham Park, Cathedral and even SM. Moreover, institutional buildings, like private schools/universities, regional offices, and residential abodes are found therein.  All these activities have congested the CBD and has caused traffic jam, pollution, and problems on peace and order. - (CLUP 2013-2023) The Central Business District (CBD) serves as the central point of activity. The area is zoned as Commercial C1, which will allow specific uses as identified in the Zoning Ordinance. (CLUP 2013-2023) Under the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance No. 63, s2016: Section 10. Permitted Uses, Item D, Low Density Commercial Zone (C1) an Amusement Park is not allowed. Under the National Building Code of the Philippines Group C - Education and Recreation (Institutional) Division C-1: only amusement halls and parlours is allowed. The benefits of having a Public Consultation to the citizens of Baguio How this structure will impact the citizens of Baguio How this structure will impact the vehicular and pedestrian traffic flow Whether this project will benefit the citizens of Baguio or cause inconvenience Whether this project complements the identity, character and heritage of Baguio City.  In the words of the Mayor himself, spoken during the Kapihan sa Baguio dated October 10 at Baguio City Hall on the occasion of the launching of the activities for the Creative City, he mentioned the "development of other areas within the (Cordillera) region" in order to facilitate decongestion of Baguio City. Further, he also mentioned that there are "other doable and creative things that we can do in the meantime to PRESERVE our City..."  It is clear that the above Skyranch project contradicts the Mayor's own words as it will even contribute further to traffic and congestion to the already congested CBD.  Here is the video link: Just jump to the end part were everyone is sharing their closing remarks. countdown timer at -4:26 https://www.facebook.com/pia.car.gov/videos/2266401153402328/

Joseph Claridades
5,307 supporters