DO NOT BE FOOLED regarding the development of the Power Plant site at Three Corners. The key word to remember is CONCEPT. According to Webster’s dictionary, the word CONCEPT means, “an abstract idea, or invention to help sell or promote a commodity.” At this point, the only thing the public has been given is a CONcept.
The purpose of an urban planning facilitator is to propose abstract ideas to the public in order to clear the way for developers who will, once the land is leased to them, implement their ACTUAL plans. The public will no longer have a say, you will lose the land, and the developers will earn generational wealth. If the public votes “yes” to referendum #1 on the November 8th ballot, money becomes the driver, not the preferences and voices of the residents, taxpayers or voters.
Changes in zoning from industrial to commercial, mixed land use means a hotel can be built on site up to 50′ in height as well as additional buildings of 50′, according to the Charter. Note, hotel is on the referendum.
Green space, recreational and family activities were listed as the top priorities by the public.
Hotels, bars and other venues for commercialization were last.
In a cunning strategy, the city council took $1 million in city taxpayer money to build a sports complex on county school property. Where will they find the money for recreation at Three Corners? This conveniently paves the way for high density development, concrete and asphalt.
All the public has is a CONCEPT. On November 8th, that concept will change into reality, one that will bring the highest and best use for the benefit of the developers and the public will no longer have a say.
Vote NO to referendum #1 on the Power Plant site. Give yourself a voice, a choice and a vote in the future of your community.