Lee County commissioners Tuesday voted for a plan that will let them approve any road related improvements and figure out how they’ll be paid for, before any part of Babcock Ranch is developed.
That’s one of the stipulations in the road plan agreement with Kitson & Partners that county commissioners approved at a public hearing. The agreement was important because while the majority of the new town will be in Charlotte County, it will impact Lee’s roads the most, says Lee County attorney David Owen.
”What’s key for you here is the fact that Mr. Kitson has agreed with this county and will agree with us in this agreement that he will not, he will not, proceed with any development until such time as we reach agreement with respect to the transportation models.”
Developer Syd Kitson, who plans to build a city for 45,000 people on part of the ranch said he would pay for all road improvements that are an impact of his development.
Wednesday, 24 May 2006 01:00