Charlotte County Commissioners recently voted to allow changes to their comprehensive plans to allow more development on the 90-thousand acre ranch.
Now Kitson needs similar approval from the Lee County Commission to build his town of 40-thousand residents.
Judah says now it’s up to Kitson to convince Lee Commissioners he’ll put his money where his mouth is when it comes to infrastructure upgrades…
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“What we need to be sure of is if in fact we do amend our comprehensive plan, do provide for the rezonings that need to take place, that we ensure that Mr. Kitson is held accountable for providing for the funding to pay for the infrastructure. You know, from school sites to road improvements…all the way down the line.”
Judah says he’s concerned that while most of the ranch lies in Charlotte County, any new development there will just add to already crowded roads in Lee County.
About 14-thousand-acres of the Babcock property are in Lee County.
Friday, 14 April 2006 01:00
Judah-Babcock 1Written by Mike Kiniry