How does the GL Proposal Undermine the Ag Reserve Rules? GL Homes is trying to meet the 60% preserve requirement by “preserving” a property in northwest Palm Beach County to allow 100% development on their property in the Ag Reserve. For example, if the property under the Ag Reserve Rules is allowed 400 homes (utilizing the 40% development rule), GL is trying to build 1,000 homes on the property by “preserving” the equivalent of 60% of the property on a property located outside of the Ag Reserve.
Why is the GL Proposal Bad for West Boynton? The increased number of homes will put an unbearable strain on an area which is already deficient in many fundamental services required for a community of its size (i.e. parks, libraries, and schools). Further, the proposal shifts increased density from northwest Palm Beach County into our area. This will open the floodgates for future developers to utilize this tactic to further increase residential and commercial development on our area. The increased development will disturb the integrity of the Everglades and conservation of area wetlands as well as further strain our water resources.
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COBWRA Adopts Policy Regarding Future of Agricultural Reserve
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