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Seven Story Residence
There are many residents of the City of Plantation who are concerned of the development that has been approved and development under consideration in the city. A development currently being brought to the next Planning and Zoning Board will consist of a proposed 350 Units and stand seven (7) stories just east of the Florida Turnpike on the south side of Sunrise Blvd. and west of 441. A public hearing will be held at City Hall, 400 N.W. 73rd Avenue, Plantation, Florida on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 7:00 PM.
This proposal is inconsistent with the established neighborhood and create a traffic nightmare and safety issues concerning emergency response. The established neighborhood consists of single family ranch style homes and two story town homes.
With the second modification to the Florida Turnpike Sunrise Blvd. intersection in the last 16 years that I have resided in the community will surely be looked at again if this project is approved. The State of Florida Department of Transportation designed the current modification before Strata at Plantation was proposed and add the additional developments that have been added to the Sunrise Blvd. corridor the traffic issue will be out of control and another 350 units will equate to gridlock.
Impact Fee – $60 Million Bond
The City of Plantation does not have the equipment to respond to emergency situations in the area, which will increase response times that could cost lives. The City of Plantation has a history of allocating impact fees developers pay for new development (currently $1,900 per unit) to the general fund. Case in point, the 2016 Ad Valorem Bond Referendum of $60 Million that you could say should have been paid for by these impact fees the city collects:
Public Safety Projects – $14.2 Million
Ladder Trucks $2.5 Million
Fire Engines $1.1 Million
Replace Fire Station #1 $7 Million
Fire Station #2 & #5 Additions $1.35 Million
Police Training Center $2.2 Million
Public Works Projects – $28.7 Million
Road Paving Projects $10.8 Million
Public Works Buildings $1.32 Million
Street Lighting Upgrades $750,000 – Project Budgeted in Plantation Park East!
Stormwater Projects $15.8 Million – Project Budgeted in Plantation Park East!
You could say that just under $43 Million of the $60 Million Bond are going to projects that the impact fees should have been used for.
If the impact fees cannot cover the improvements the fees should be significantly increased to cover the costs of improvements to handle the added density.