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2016 BOCC discuss reduce NB Conservation/Recreation lands?

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:04 am
by Pete
Anyone heard antything about this March 7, 2016 BOCC agenda item (Public Services Agenda Item #5)?
Thought this was already "fought" with BOCC several years ago. Keeping ALL current Conservation/Recreation lands as such. Avoid more development on NB - subject to storm damage/cost/losses, more traffic, stress on utilities, etc. - than what is already allowed?

"Approximately 273 acres of land on Navarre Beach is designated Conservation/Recreation on both the
zoning and Future Land Use maps. Most of those properties are unleased, or “county-owned.” Pending
legislation related to transfer of fee-simple title on Navarre Beach includes language that would require
property so designated to remain so in perpetuity.
The Comprehensive Plan requires at least 34% of developable land on Navarre Beach remain designated Conservation/Recreation. The 273 acres currently designated as such represent approximately 40% of the developable land on the beach, or 45 acres more than the minimum required.
Commissioner Williamson would like to discuss the cost/benefits associated with leaving this acreage in
its current designation as compared to changing the designation to allow for future development." (underlining is mine)

Re: 2016 BOCC discuss reduce NB Conservation/Recreation land

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:24 am
by bjrichus
Pete wrote:Commissioner Williamson would like to discuss the cost/benefits associated with leaving this acreage in its current designation as compared to changing the designation to allow for future development." (underlining is mine)
Another attempt to turn Navarre Beach into "Little Destin"?