Rezoning fight in Cape Coral
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CAPE CORAL - A wildlife group is opposing a potential move by the city of Cape Coral to 're-zone' a particular area of land on the east side of Burnt Store Road just north of Van Buren Parkway to allow for buildings.
Right now, the group contends its one of the last big pieces of 'green-space' in the city
The City Council has adopted a Marketplace Residential Zoning District.
It encourages a variety of pedestrian-oriented neighborhood retail, specialty retail, office, services and residential uses.
This accomplishes one of the city’s objectives: to cluster multi-use development at key locations, in proximate to major corridors and intersections throughout Cape Coral, while allowing for a nearby residential customer and workforce base.
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This area is one of the last few large parcels of open space in the NW area of Cape Coral.
Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife feels that this large parcel is an extremely environmentally sensitive wetlands area which should not be subjected to such a zoning change.
The request was reviewed by Danielle Handy in the city planning division who recommended approval for the zoning change.