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Tallahassee Homeowners Push Back Against Proposed Development

Tallahassee Homeowners Push Back Against Proposed Development
Posted at 3:44 PM, Apr 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-21 13:59:27-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Homeowners in a few Tallahassee neighborhoods are pushing back against a proposed development.

Folks who live in the Moore Pond, Rosehill, and Ox Bottom Manor neighborhoods are speaking out about a proposed subdivision they say will change the face of their community. The first thing you see when you drive into the Ox Bottom Manor subdivision is a sign opposing the new Brookside Village development.

A letter on the Ox Bottom Manor website goes into detail, saying, quote: "The project proposes to surround an existing spring with homes at a density of 6 units per acre." Right now, most homes in the area have 1-3 acres per unit. That's why neighbors are upset, saying this new development would pack way too many homes into the area. They fear it would have environmental impacts and they believe it violates the local zoning ordinance.

"Sort of like close confines with all those houses they want to stack in there and they wanted to cut another road. It's gonna devalue our properties," said Ox Bottom Manor resident Jim Aloi, who opposes the development. "I don't even know if the infrastructure can handle it. Why don't they just go ahead and level it back there and start a trailer park? It'll be better."

We reached out to Leon County officials to find out where this project currently stands. We have not yet gotten a response.