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Delray Beach - Planning density

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Should we consider down zoning certain lands so that their densities per acre are reduced substantially?

As a point of reference, in the early 1970s, as taller and taller and more and more high rise condominiums were developed south of Delray Beach, inexorably moving north, Highland Beach became a town of nearly all high rise condominiums. The Delray Beach City Commission in its wisdom down zoned the land east of the Intra Coastal Waterway from 45 dwelling units/acre to 15 units/acre. Of course, there was a hue and cry speculators and would be developers , but can you imagine what east Delray Beach would look life today if they had not done that, and can you imagine trying to travel west/west on our one street town with hundreds of more residents trying to get to and from our beautiful beaches.

It is take the same foresight and courage to consider down zoning land in our core so that we don't end up with thousands of new dwellings which our current

infrastructure cannot accommodate. That is why we must elect to our City Commission members who have intelligence, knowledge, courage, a compatible

vision of our future.

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