Richland Road Plan Tabled Again
Play the horror music. It was baaaack, and bringing fears back to the Bay Hills subdivision. But happy times were there again, at least until October, when the City Council decided to table the plan again until October.\
Robert Hollis was hoping for his client that the plan would pass. He's the attorney representing East Richland Road Properties LLC and Richland Road Properties LLC, the two groups that want the land re-zoned. Hollins says that the purpose of the re-zoning isn't to start building on the land right away. The group just wants to have the land zoned correctly for those who might want to build on it in the future.
City Council tabled the issue twice before and residents in the Bay Hills area were hoping they would,"I think they should wait until the East Area Plan is done," Lyle LeMaster, a Bay Hills resident, said Monday before the City Council meeting, "Grace Lane is already bad enough and it will be extremely busy." LeMaster's home sits right next to Grace Lane.
Many residents in Bay Hills are worried about the increased traffic that could come to the area, but Hollis said that shouldn't be a problem, "If the developer wanted to construct or sale to someone such as like building a 'C' (convenience) store and the infrastructure didn't exist then the developer would have to build the infrastructure in order to get their plan approved." Hollis says the developer would foot the bill.