Call to Action – Pixl Project – 7 Story – 350 Units

Call to Action!

Ways Make Your Voice Count!

Email

Email Danny A. Holmes, AICP, Director of the Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Department of the City of Plantation and let him know that you oppose the project at 4400 NW 8 Court.

You can click the link on Mr. Holmes name and your email app should display the email and have the following filled out:


Email: dholmes@plantation.org

Subject: Oppose Zoning Changes at 4400 NW 8th Court

Body: Mr. Holmes, I would like to covey to you my opposition to this project. This project is in no way consistent with the City of Plantation landscape or lifestyle.

Please add any thoughts you may have and make sure you close the email with your Name, Address and Contact Phone Number.


USPS Mail

Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Department
Att: Danny A. Holmes, Director
401 NW 70th Terrace,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317


Subject: Oppose Zoning Changes at 4400 NW 8th Court

Body: Mr. Holmes, I would like to covey to you my opposition to this project. This project is in no way consistent with the City of Plantation landscape or lifestyle.

Please add any thoughts you may have and make sure you close the email with your Name, Address and Contact Phone Number.


Attend

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 7:00 PM.

Planning and Zoning Board of the City of Plantation
Public Hearing
City Hall
400 N.W. 73rd Avenue, Plantation, Florida

If you cannot attend, please call or send a email to Mr. Holmes.

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.

Notice of Public Hearing

This project is being proposed by Christopher Longsworth‘s INVESCA Development Group and called Pixl. The project is proposed to be built on and next to the Strata at Plantation development and the INVESCA Development Group Corporate Headquarters property at 4400 NW 8th Court.

Inconsistent with the Established Neighborhood

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.

Planning, Zoning & Economic Development

2017 City of Plantation Development

Zoning – Applications

Call The Department of Planning and Zoning

Planning, Zoning & Economic Development
Danny A. Holmes, AICP,
Director
(954) 797-2622
dholmes@plantation.org

Note: Although calling will not make an official record of opposition to the project, you may however request information on the project.

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