The Plantation Park East Homeowners Association opposed the project because they wanted jobs for the community. The property had been zoned light commercial for over thirty years and no one could say that anyone from the community had ever been employed by any business located at the Plantation Business Park.
After numerous City Council meetings to get approval for the rezoning, standing before the City Council, I told the City Council members that after thirty years, nothing had improved and there is no indication of change from the disrepair and empty buildings, it was time for a change.
The Plantation City Council approved the project and after one other meeting with Christopher Longsworth, Founder/Chief Executive Officer, INVESCA Development Group, no longer returned phone calls, he was always in a meeting and completely stopped any communication.
Three YEARS later the property is still not up to City of Plantation Ordinances, the swale is an eye sore that invites trash and the occasional individual stopping their car, getting out and urinating on the wall, having caught and berating three people doing it. The swale looks like a dump and people are treating the property accordingly, as a dump.