Stop Commercial Development in Sunflower/Seaward Plantation Rural Settlement
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I am a resident who is requesting that the Orange County Board of Commissioners advocate for the protection of the Sunflower/Seward Plantation Estates Rural Settlement. I am asking that you support staff's recommendation to deny this application by voting NO on May 21, 2019 on the proposed land use change and rezoning on Colonial Drive and S. Tanner from Residential to Commercial. (District 5: Case Numbers: FLUM 2019-1-S-5-6 (Formerly 2018-2-S-5-1) and Rezoning: RZ-18-10-036)
The land parcel is located in a rural settlement. The application for the land use change does NOT meet the compatibility and consistency guidelines for a rural settlement. The guidelines are published in the 2010-2030 Orange County Comprehensive plan. The community does NOT support the proposed commercial development in the rural settlement. The community has additional concerns: environmental, traffic safety, drainage, noise, water quality, wildlife, preservation of the rural settlement, protection of the Econ River Basin, and people's property rights that purchased rural land in a settlement with the expectation that what they were buying into was indeed a rural community, among other concerns.
Rural settlement communities require and need the help of our political leaders to preserve and protect the settlements and rural enclaves in Orange County. Without your protection, natural land and rural settlements will cease to exist. I am requesting that you support staff's recommendation to deny the proposed development by voting NO on May 21, 2019 on the existing application for the land use change on Colonial Drive and S. Tanner. (District 5: Case Numbers: FLUM: 2019-1-S-5-6 and Rezoning: RZ-18-10-036.
I thank you for your service and your support in this case.