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GGEACA COMMUNITY PRIORTIES:

1.Transportation
    a) Randall and Immokalee intersection
    b) Golden Gate Blvd, 18th to Everglades
    c) Safety bridges: 
         -16th St. NE at Cypress Canal
         -47th Ave NE at Golden Gate 
           Main Canal
    d) Safety Bridge on 10th Ave SE at
         Faka Union Canal
    e) Randall and Immokalee intersection
    f) 4 lane construction of Randall Blvd
    g) Ingress/egress to the Estates South 
        of White Blvd
    h) Bridge to Frangipani on 8th St. SE
2. Big Corkscrew Island Regional Park
3. Economic Development/Jobs
4. Watershed Management Issues/Flooding
5. Wildfire prevention/ response measures
6. EMS
7. Bears and Panthers
8. Modify LDC in regards to Charter Schools
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Developments on the borders of GG Estates in the RLSA & RFMUD
#1 Rivergrass SRA,  
#2 Bellmar SRA
#3 Longwater SRA
​  * SKY SAIL aka HYDE PARK aka
          WINCHESTER LAKES
  *  Immokalee Rd Rural Villages (RFMUD)
2020 BRIDGE RE-EVALUATION FOR GG ESTATES

Below is information of the new 2020 Bridge Re-evaluation study currently underway. Money form the new 1cent sales tax can be used for this. Some of you have received mailings about a NIM's on 9/30/20 at 5:30 p.m. for the potential for a bridge on Wilson Blvd north of Immokalee Rd. This may be done by a ZOOM meet. 


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​Understanding the TDR program in Collier County Government, Naples, Florida

CHAPTER 1. DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS

TDR is the acronym for TRANSFER OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS.

Development Rights originate from Property, or Property Rights. Property Rights are a fundamental belief of the Founding Fathers built into the US Constitution. “Property” is the basis for every “right” we have and enjoy now in the United States. The right to acquire, enjoy and dispose of property is protected by the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment’s “Due Process..... 
Commissioner McDaniels once again proves he cares more about helping developers than the residents of District 5 and especially people living in Golden Gate Estates.  

At the 14 July 2020 BCC meeting on item 9.A. Ventana Pointe GMP Amendment, Commissioner McDaniel’s made the recommendation that the Developers of Ventana Pointe in the Rural Fringe Mixed Used District (RFMUD) should be allowed to transfer property to the badly managed Conservation Collier program. View the meeting at this link: 50min 30 sec into the meeting. 
HOW DID THOSE 125 FOOT TALL, 30 FOOT WIDE TRANSMISSION POWER POLES GET IN FRONT OF MY ESTATES HOME? JUST SHOCKING!


What the Heck are “Franchise Fees?”     Annual Rent Payments
PICAYUNE STRAND STATE FOREST (PSSF) – WESTERN PROTECTIVE LEVEE – WATER QUALITY STUDY

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Once again Commissioner McDaniel goes against the Estates Residents vested rights to maintain their quality of life on 4th St NE to help a Developer.
Below is a must read Article from the Naples Daily News by Judith M. Hushon and Lynn S. Martin - Guest columnists to the Naples Daily News.

This is another example of how Commissioner McDaniel's support of Developers in the RLSA will put more profit money in their pockets - after taking it out of yours.......

"Eastern Collier developers must heed policy, pay for infrastructure"

2021 0309 BCC MEETING
AGENDA ITEM 11.B 
PURCHASE OF 1046 ACC FROM BCC AT SE QUAD OF CAMP KEAIS AND OIL WELL RD

PID 00227240009 S22 T48 R29
PID 00227280001 S23 T48 R29

Agenda Item 11.B. for the 03.09.21 BCC meeting (tomorrow) describes the purpose of buying the 1046 acres from Barron Collier Co on the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Camp Keais Strand Rd and Oil Well Rd. See Attached.

The Executive Summary indicates it is for the relocation of the fairgrounds, essential public services, hurricane debris management, EMS low income housing for Collier County’s future needs. ( See attached)

What it does not tell you is that in prior presentations by Commissioner McDaniel he wants to see the Fairgrounds and swamp buggy park moved to this proposed location. He has also indicated that he would like to see the current fairground location on 39th Ave NE become the new School Bus Barn Facility for Collier Co Public Schools.

Most interesting is in the documentation for this Agenda Item it appears that they are using a very old Black and White aerial photo to conceal the fact that there is an Illegal Dumping Operation currently operating on these parcels.

Looking at the 2020 aerial photos on the Property Appraisers website you can see the illegal dumping operation. Why did they not use the most recent aerial photos. The public is required to use the most current aerial photos when applying for permits.

It appears that this Agenda Item 11.B. and the documentation is created to mislead the public to:
1.Hide the fact that the landowner BCC has an illegal dumping operation, 
2.Have Collier County Government purchase it, claim that they will use it for hurricane debris management, and make it legal.
3.Allow BCC to bypass the legal Conditional Use Process.

The District 5 Commissioner McDaniel would have to be aware of all this information prior to the creation of this Agenda Item, since it his District, and he has been Commissioner for 5 years.

These are your Commissioners, let them know how you feel.
Andy.Solis@colliercountyfl.gov 
Rick.LoCastro@colliercountyfl.gov  
Burt.Saunders@colliercountyfl.gov
Penny.Taylor@colliercountyfl.gov
Bill.McDaniel@colliercountyfl.gov
04.05.21

This is article #2 in a continuation of the of evidence that a pattern has been evolving with Commissioner McDaniel and his handpicked attack dogs like Planning Commission member Robert Klucik to: 

1. Prevent or limit Public participation in the planning or permitting process.
2. Delay the release of information until the very last minute to prevent or minimize public participation and their ability to develop a case of opposition
3. Bully the Public so they won't show up or speak out.
4. Support developers no matter what they propose.

GGEACA will be presenting more evidence. Stay tuned. 
Read Article #1,  

Since the March 9, 2021 BCC meeting,                   It has become apparent that Commissioner McDaniel has developed a pattern of behavior in dealing with the residents of Golden Gate Estates. That pattern is to not allow the residents to know what the information about issues are that will affect their quality of life - until the absolute last minute required by law; and then don’t tell them everything.

Item 11.B.                 on the 03/09/21 BCC Agenda was the proposal for the Collier County Government to buy the 1046 acres owned by Barron Collier Partnership LLLP at the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Camp Keais and Oil Well Rd. According to the Executive Summary the acquisition was to to facilitate future uses such as hurricane debris management and horticultural processing, potential relocation of fairgrounds, essential public services, and work force housing.
GGEACA meets 
the 3rd Wed. of 
each month.

WHEN: Wednesday,   
TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
WHERE: Fire Station #71,
     behind the GG Blvd Library 

 Golden Gate Estates Area Civic Association is a private 501(c)4 not for profit Corporation. GGEACA is not a government organization. We have the right to approve or disapprove membership as a private corporation, and participation in our meetings.
FASCIANATING!

The Collier County Planning Commission had to cancel its meeting today 04/15/21, due to not having a quorum, and will not hear the Bellmar Village proposal; and therefore delays the Town Plan/Aggregation Agreement submitted by Collier Enterprises. 

The Bellmar Village proposal is also tied to the developers agreement from Collier Enterprises (CE) that will bypass the "public planning process" and create a RLSA "Town," classification, if all 3 CE Villages (Rivergrass, Longwater and Bellmar) are approved.

The "Town" classification will allow CE to "saddle" additional long term infrastructure cost on the Collier County Taxpayer in the future. 

CE withdrew its initial application for Rural Lands West for a "Town" for these 3 areas January 2019, because it would have had to contribute more to transportation and infrastructure and make less profit.

The developers are worried that it may take longer to get their permits to build.

But it is very fortunate that the cancellation allows the public more time to study and prepare comments for the Planning Commission hearing. The more light shined on this issue, the better it is for the Collier County Resident. 

More Light needs to be shined on the "Town Agreement" and the formula used to determine impact fees that favors the developer. The current formula used by Collier County Planners for future developments undercounts the number of residents in a household. This "undercounting" leads to transferring the cost burden to the Collier County taxpayer.

According to Commissioner McDaniel at his Townhall meeting 04/14/21, CE is doing nothing wrong and should get everything they want.

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A Collier County Resident offers this look at the Economic Numbers connected to the Golden Gate Golf Course. 

The BCC has a difficult time making LOGICAL decisions because of politics. There is no doubt that when the Residents get involved and demonstrate logical facts the BCC will make better decisions.

Let's take a look at the Economic Numbers presented by the Resident...

If the gross revenue anticipated by Club Corp is $300,000 a year and 3% is paid back to Collier Co Govt - this translates to $9,000/year return on a $7mm investment. This would take Club Corp 777 years to pay back the return on the investment of $7mm, exclusive of interest in the principal

If Club Corp does a 18 hole golf course, there are 4 golfers on each hole (like in a tournament, and the course was full twice a day (128 rounds per day) and 300 days (4300 rounds) at $50/round, Club Corps gross revenue would be $2,160,000. 3% paid back to Collier Co Govt calculates to $64,800 per year. This 3% return would only take108 years to pay back the $7mm investment, exclusive of interest in the principal. 

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Iglesia Pentecostes Peniel Church has submitted applications to for a Collier County Growth Management Plan Amendment (PL20190001333) and Conditional Use Permit (PL20190001326) Folio 37750560009 and Folio 37750560106, total 5.15 acres.

The location of this proposed church is at the intersection of 8th St NE and 22nd Ave NE. This location is in the middle of Golden Gate Estates a low density community of homes for families.

GGEACA is committed to the protection of the community of Golden Gate Estates and the unique quality of life it offers to families. 

GGEACA is against any conversion of a lot in Golden Gate Estates away from Single Family Homes.

The proposed Church development is on 2 parcels of land which removes 2 locations where a family could build a home.

Golden Gate Estates provides the most unique place in Collier County to build a home for a family. There are many other places a church can build.

GGEACA will be discussing this issue further at our Membership meeting this Wednesday 21 April 2021, at our meeting location of Fire Station #71, 100 13th St SW, behind the Library on GG Blvd.


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BIG SUPRISE !

COLLIER ENTERPRISES' "BELLMAR VILLAGE SRA" APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION, MONDAY, 04.19.21 WITH A 5-O VOTE, 2 Board members absent. 

The Growth Management Division Planning staff spent the entire time justifying all their economic findings that the Bellmar Village was "fiscally neutral" to the Collier Co Taxpayer.  

Collier Co Water & Sewer District indicated they were making money, and not taxing all Collier Taxpayers, only the users of the CCSWD.

The most interesting answer came from Growth Management Division Planning Staff - In regards to impact fees for future infrastructure and transportation components needed by Bellmar - they are "fiscally neutral" based on "legal cap" restrictions.  

What is interesting is nearly all the "legal cap" restrictions are the result of BCC policy adoptions to limit how much a Developer has to pay after building a subdivision.

No one would answer the question - Does the money calculated to be collected pay for the actual cost to build the new infrastructure and transportation components created by building Bellmar? 

Guess there is still a "black box" or "black hole" the money goes into.

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Below is an article in www.GulfshoreBusiness.com Magazine published April 21, 2021 about the apparent conflicts of interest Commissioner Bill McDaniel has in representing or not representing all the residents of District 5 in Collier County. 

Go to www.Gulfshorebusiness.com and read the entire article.

Could We Do Better?
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The questions comes down to "do you have to own land at the time of a vote to have a conflict of interest?"

County Attorney Klatzkow left this issue open.   "Believe" is attorney code for "maybe, maybe not."

Perhaps Commissioner Penny Taylor could request that the newly formed 2020 Naples Ethics Commission could look at this issue as their first case, or

Maybe Collier County Government should have an Ethics Commission............

CLICK HERE FOR INFO 
ON NAPLES ETHICS COMMISSION​
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Collier County Commissioner’s Business Deals Spark Questions of Conflict

by Brett Blackledge, Gulfshore Business Magazine
bjblack35@gmail.com
April 21, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article was produced in partnership with The Florida Center for Government Accountability, a nonprofit legal and journalism program advocating public access to local government.

When William McDaniel ran for Collier County Commission in 2016, he campaigned on his business experience in real estate and as founder of an excavation company. He won the election, despite a history of business problems, including unpaid tax liens, property foreclosures and personal liability for multimillion-dollar business loans.

After taking office, McDaniel’s fortunes changed. He helped set up the sale of his business property to a developer planning a rural village in north-central Collier. The deal erased his obligation to pay $42.7 million owed on two defaulted loans and gave the development crucial access to Immokalee Rd. 

Some Collier County residents have questioned McDaniel’s interests in the transaction. The deal allowed Palm Beach County developer Jeff Greene to buy McDaniel’s former excavating company’s land for the Immokalee Road Rural Village plan. New details about the deal and how McDaniel benefitted have renewed those concerns.

McDaniel had a business relationship with Greene before the sale, recommended him as a buyer for his land during the foreclosure negotiations and insisted that his personal responsibility for the
defaulted business loans be erased as part of the deal to quickly sell the Collier land, according to court records and interviews.

In March, McDaniel voted with his fellow commissioners to start the approval process for the Immokalee Road Rural Village project.  Commissioners in the coming months will consider changing the county’s growth plan and rezoning the property in the environmentally sensitive rural area for the new homes and businesses promised by Greene.

Critics of the plan argue McDaniel’s connection to the land deal serves at the very least as an example of how some commissioners are too cozy with developers. At worst, McDaniel’s case serves as an example of a commissioner personally benefiting from a development project, some residents argue.

“There’s a huge issue here of quid pro quo,” said Michael Ramsey, president of the Golden Gate Estates Area Civic Association, which represents the community just south of the planned development.

“They both have interests,” Ramsey said of the developer and McDaniel. “He does have a conflict of interest.”

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE....
WANT MORE INFO ON THE PROPSED IGLESIA PENTECOSTES PENIEL CHURCH AT 8TH ST NE AND 22ND AVE NE.....
Read the Article Collier County Commissioner’s Business Deals Spark Questions of Conflict from www.Gulfshorebusiness.com 

 McDaniel admits he made the deal to remove his $23.3 million of personal debt with the owners of Immokalee Road Rural Villages after he was elected in 2016. 

FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL:

Go to Florida Attorney General - File A Complaint (myfloridalegal.com), website
Click on "General Inquires or Complaints"
Fill out Section 1 with your Contact Information

For Section 2:
Subject/Category - Conflict of Interest 

Name/Firm/Company - District 5 Commissioner Bill McDaniel, Board of County Commissioners, Collier County.

Street Address:  3299 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 303, BCC Offices,   Naples, FL 34112

County:  Collier

Phone:  239-252-8605

Website:  https://www.colliercountyfl.gov/

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After reading the article "Collier County Commissioner’s Business Deals Spark Questions of Conflict" from www.Gulfshorebusiness.com or https://www.gulfshorebusiness.com/collier-county-commissioners-business-deals-spark-questions-of-conflict/ , 
the residents of District 5 Collier County have a problem with Conflict of Interest and unlawful compensation with Commissioner Bill McDaniel and he needs to be investigated. McDaniel has used his elected office to remove $23.3 million in personal debt. We need help. 

Read referenced article also available at this web address:  
http://ggeaca.homestead.com/
2021_0421_gulfshorebusiness__Collier_County_
Commissioners_Business_Deals_Spark_Questions_
of_Conflict.pdf 

AND CLICK SUBMIT.

FYI: 
WILSON BLVD WIDENING STUDY
TODAY 5.00-7.00PM
IFAS Extension Office
14700 Immokalee

This is a walk through and look at the pictures. No presentation

If you can't make it go online to: Wilson Widening Study
to view the documents

Add your comments by taking the Wilson Project Survey Online

GGEACA 's main concern is that Collier County Public Utilities, Water and Sewer District (CCWSD) do not install water and sewer lines in the Wilson Blvd ROW. We have to monitor for this.  

That would destroy the Estates ability to stay LOW DENSITY, RURAL.

GGEACA recommends that we have a sidewalk on one side and a linear park on the other side. A linear park is similar to the wide asphalt path on the east side of Collier Blvd

A MAJOR issue that GGEACA has discovered with road widening in the Estates has to do with the Residents utilizing the canals for recreation. After Golden Gate Blvd was widened from Wilson Blvd to Everglades Blvd to 4 lanes, Collier County Transportation closed access of the canal between 10th St SE and 8th St SE to the Residents of the Estates. 

According to Collier County Growth Management Deputy Director Trinity Scott - the only way Estates Residents can access canals after road widening is if it is put into the Planning/Corridor Study such as this. It also must include approval from Parks and Recreation because it will have to be managed as a Public Boat Ramp Park. Collier County Parks and Recreation can do this, they already operate a Public Boat Ramp/Park on the Golden Gate Canal called the Golden Gate Boat Ramp, click for info.

If you think that Estates Residents should be able to access the canals in the Estates for Recreation, then you will have to - MAKE NOISE- communicate that in the Project Survey for this project and TELL the Commissioners.
UPDATE ON THE BCC AGENDA FOR 11.09.21

Again the District 5 Commissioner Bill McDaniel has neglected to keep the Estates Residents informed of changes that are considered important to Estates Residents.

BURIED down in the CONSENT AGENDA under item 16.A.10, The developer GM Advisors is going to swap a 5 acre parcel to Collier Co for a 3.1 acre parcel, in order to have 3 contiguous parcels  in order to develop a Commercial/Retail Center next to the Corkscrew Fire Station.  

Items on the Consent Agenda are the most dangerous to the Estates Residents.  Items are approved at the beginning of a BCC meeting when the Commissioners Vote to Approve the Agenda.

This information was made available to the Estates Residents when it came out in the Agenda - that must be made available to the public 5 days prior to the BCC meeting.  Someone needs to question the Commissioner why this was not brought up in prior Townhall meetings.

These are the comments from the Clerk of Courts Crystal Kinzel on this Agenda Item

16.A.10.     Recommendation to approve and execute the attached Developer Agreement associated with the land exchange of the County’s 3.7 +/- acre parcel (less and except northern 0.6+/- acres), to be replaced with the 5.0 +/- acre parcel owned by GM Advisors, LLC subject to the terms and conditions specified in the Developer Agreement. (District 5)

                  Clerk Comments:  The developer, GM Advisors, owns the three parcels outlined in yellow, while Collier County owns the parcel highlighted in white.  The developer is seeking to trade the yellow parcel at the far left for the County parcel in white. The County is receiving a 5-acre parcel in exchange for a net 3.1-acre parcel and the developer will also construct new water management features on the 5-acre parcel to replace the existing structure.  As a result of the land swap, the developer will have 3 adjacent parcels, two of which front directly on Immokalee Road.  This will impact the size of final development capability.


To see the entire list of the Clerk of Courts Crystal Kinzel Comments about the 11.09.21 BCC Agenda  CLICK HERE     

Crystal Kinzel watches were the money goes.  She is one of the best friends to the Estates Residents.

COMMISSIONER MCDANIELS HAS TO WALK BACK HIS COMMENTS AT HIS TOWNHALL MEETING ABOUT INFRINGING ON ESTATES RESIDENTS 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS.  CLAIMS HE WAS GIVEN BAD INFORMATION.

 COMMISSIONER MCDANIEL PROPOSING TO INFRINGE ON ESTATES RESIDENTS 2ND AMMENDMENT RIGHTS
Watch Commissioner McDaniels comments to the Collier County Legislative Delegation about creating a local bill infringing on Estates Residents 2nd Amendment rights without talking to the Residents. Once again, he is making unilateral decisions without seeking any input from the residents of the Estates.

REDISTRICTING Agenda Item 9.A

The BCC will be voting on new redistricting maps on 14 Dec 2021. GGEACA recommends contacting all Commissioners and approve Map #5. It keeps the Estates east of 951 contiguous and gives us a better opportunity to Protect and Preserve the Estates Rural Way of Life. Click here to see all maps. GGEACA will be sending a letter.



GGEACA FILES AMICUS BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF THE CONSERVANCY'S APPEAL OF RIVERGRASS VILLAGE LAWSUIT

Conservancy of Southwest Florida appeals Rivergrass Village lawsuit, large number of environmental and civic groups file amicus briefs in support of appeal 

NAPLES, Fla. (Nov. 30, 2021) – The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has filed its initial brief in Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal seeking to overturn the trial court’s ruling on its challenge to the development of Rivergrass Village. The development is located within the Rural Lands Stewardship Area (RLSA), adopted in 2002 to protect wetlands and listed species habitat; prevent the premature conversion of agricultural lands; and avoid sprawl in eastern Collier County.

The Conservancy’s appeal brief focuses on the fact that the trial court declined to hear evidence that Rivergrass Village will cost Collier County taxpayers millions of dollars, will result in widespread worsening of traffic congestion, and fails to comply with the Collier County Land Development Code.

Recently, thirteen environmental and civic organizations filed an amicus brief in support of the Conservancy’s appeal, including: Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club Florida, League of Women Voters of Collier County, Strong Towns, Florida Rights of Nature Network, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Calusa Waterkeeper, Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida, Cypress Cove Landkeepers, Stone Crab Alliance, Golden Gate Estates Area Civic Association, and Friends of the Everglades and Tropical Audubon Society represented by the Everglades Law Center..

“Numerous local, state and national organizations are joining us in recognizing that the repercussions of the case are serious and could eviscerate the public’s ability to challenge irresponsible development throughout much of Florida if the lower court’s incorrect ruling is upheld,” said Rob Moher, president and CEO, Conservancy of Southwest Florida. “The Conservancy’s appeal is about ensuring good governance, defending democracy and maintaining the public’s right to challenge illegal decisions made by our local government.”

April Olson, Senior Environmental Planning Specialist for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, stated, “The Conservancy is optimistic, and we strongly believe that we will win the Rivergrass appeal because Florida’s Community Planning Act, which relies on citizens to enforce comprehensive plans, clearly states that the entire comprehensive plan matters, not just bits and pieces of the plan.”

Earlier this year, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal validated the Conservancy’s position. In the case of Imhof v. Walton County, the appellate court held that the Walton County trial court erred in limiting claims that could be brought forth in in a challenge to a development order.

“In the Walton County case, the panel of three appellate judges stated that ‘the trial court should have considered all their claims of inconsistency’ because all rules of the comprehensive plan matter,” said Nicole Johnson, director of environmental policy, Conservancy of Southwest Florida. “This is encouraging as the Walton County ruling increases the likelihood that the Second District will likewise reverse the trial court’s ruling on Rivergrass.”

In 2020, the Conservancy filed a lawsuit in Florida’s 20th Judicial Circuit Court contending that the Rivergrass Village Stewardship Receiving Area (SRA) is inconsistent with RLSA policies in the Collier County Growth Management Plan and Land Development Code.

“The Conservancy advocates for smart growth and development in Southwest Florida that complies with the law, avoids sprawl, is fiscally responsible and avoids impacts to irreplaceable natural resources,” says Moher. “With our mission to protect our water, land, wildlife and our future, we continue to challenge Rivergrass with determination, thoughtful and deliberate planning, and an unwavering commitment to science and facts.”

Rivergrass Village was approved on Jan. 28, 2020, by the Collier County Board of County Commissioners in a 3-2 vote, despite a recommendation of denial by the Planning Commission and a statement by Collier County staff that the project does not meet the intent of the RLSA policies pertaining to new development.

About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a not-for-profit environmental protection organization with a 57-year history focused on issues impacting water, land, wildlife and the future of Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Conservancy accomplishes this mission through the combined efforts of its experts in the areas of environmental science, policy, education and wildlife rehabilitation. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s world-class Nature Center and von Arx Wildlife Hospital are headquartered in Naples, Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, south of the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road. Learn more about the Conservancy’s work and how to support the quality of life in Southwest Florida www.conservancy.org. 
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Proposed expansion of the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church on Oil Well Rd, east of Everglades Blvd. PL20200002204 GMPA PL20200002198 REZONE Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. 

Again, it appears that Commissioner McDaniel is committed another Ethics violation by allowing the consultants for the Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Naples to make a presentation at his town hall meeting of 08 December 2021. It appears that he is supporting them instead of listening to the residents.

The Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Naples CFPUD contains approximately 22 acres and is located on the south side of Oil Well Road, approximately one quarter-mile west of the intersection of Oil Well Road and Everglades Blvd. The property was rezoned by Ordinance 1123 and an insubstantial change to the PUD was approved by HEX Decision 2015-49. The CFPUD allows for 90,000 SF ofuses, including a 1,000-seat church and related social services (community center), a 300-person day care facility, job training and vocational rehabilitation services, a 450person private school, or, as an alternative to the church and its ancillary uses, development often (10) single-family dwelling units. Accessory uses allowed include recreational facilities and garden plots. The site has been partially developed with an athletic field in the northwest corner. The proposed amendment adds approx. 14 acres to the PUD and allows church-related uses over the entire acreage of 36± acres. The proposed intensity would be reduced from a 300-person daycare to a 200-person daycare and add up to 3,600 sq. ft. of medical office and 300 university/college students. The other development parameters remain the same. There is a companion Growth Management Plan Amendment (PL-20200002204) to add the additional acreage to the Mission Subdistrict of the Golden Gate Area Master Plan.

GGEACA is against this expansion. It has not been scheduled for the Planning Commission or BCC. 

BRIGHTSHORE VILLAGE
AKA HOGANS ISLAND, IMMOKALEE RD
NEW DEVELOPMENT IN RLSA, ANOTHER "VILLAGE"
WHERE THE OIL WELL THAT WAS UNDERTAKING "FRACKING" BLEW UP DECEMBER 2013
THIS WILL ADD TO THE TRAFFIC ON IMMOKALEE RD FROM IMMOKALEE RD RURAL VILLAGES 4000 UNITS (IRRV PL20180002661)

NIM-Neighborhood Information Meeting scheduled for 27 April 2022, 5.30 pm at UF/IFAS Extension Office, 14700 Immokalee Rd.

Project Description: 
The applicant is proposing to submit an SRA application for the Hogan Island Village SRA. The location is on the north side of Immokalee Road in Sections 18 and 19, Township 47, Range 28 (portions of folio #s: 00114440103 and 00114480008).

The proposed village size is 680± acres, 2,400± units (about 3.5 DUs per acre or less), 130,000 SF of Neighborhood Commercial and 24,000 SF of Civic, Governmental and Institutional. 

The Village will be served by the Collier County Water and Sewer District.