If you thought the Fallschase development on Mahan Drive was an abomination, wait until you see the newest plan another big developer has for this once picturesque, unique gateway into Tallahassee.
Known as the "Rockaway" project, this proposed development will allow up to 500 residential units in a rural area currently zoned for 50.
Making matters worse, the Leon County Commission has given preliminary approval to change the county's official blueprint for growth to allow it.
Please take a few seconds to sign a petition to Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Secretary Tom Pelham, urging him to oppose this change to Leon County's growth plan that only benefits one deep-pocketed developer. Then, please forward this Email to your family and friends. Follow this link to sign the petition:
If you're tired of more traffic, more pollution, more overcrowded schools and more taxpayer dollars needed to pay for the impacts of poorly planned growth, then take action today.
Located at the intersection of Mahan drive and Wadesboro road, the proposed "Rockaway" development has been called "the poster child for urban sprawl," by Tallahassee City Commissioner Debbie Lightsey.
The Tallahassee City Commission voted unanimously to oppose this massive new development located outside the Urban Services Area, and the Planning Department for the city and county said this level of development is out of compliance with our own comprehensive plan.
Despite this opposition, and the opposition of a dozen neighboring residents who waited for hours to testify against the development, the Leon County Commission voted 5-1 to move forward with amending Leon County's growth plan to accommodate the wishes of one politically connected and deep-pocketed developer. Commissioner Cliff Thaell was the only one who voted against it. (Commissioner Bob Rackleff was out of town but strongly opposes this reckless development.)
Because the proposed development by Rockaway LLP of Jacksonville is outside the city limit, the county commission's vote is the one that counts. Now, the state DCA will review the proposed change to Leon County's Comprehensive Plan and that's where you come in.
Please take a few seconds to sign a petition to DCA Secretary Tom Pelham, urging him to oppose this request to change Leon County's growth plan to benefit one deep-pocketed developer. Then, please forward this Email to your family and friends. Follow this link to sign the petition:
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