On September 20th at 9:30am the City Council will again review the Comprehensive Plan. There is some misinformation in the public regarding the proposed plan. Here are the facts:
• The Comp Plan process began in April 2020. The City Council and the Planning Board have reviewed the individual elements at various meetings with opportunity for the public to provide input.
• Civic engagement took place “in season” with Town Hall meetings from September 2020 – April 2021. A survey was emailed to over 9,000 residents, posted on social media and on the City website. We received 1,365 responses to the survey.
• Our current Land Development Code allows for special housing categories (i.e. group homes), and has allowed this since 2001. The new plan does not propose a change to what is currently allowed.
• The 2009 Plan allowed density was 23,300; the density reduction approved in 2018 was 23,164, and the proposed plan remains at 23,164.
• The proposed Comp Plan does not propose a City transit system. It does reflect the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) transportation plans as owned and operated by Collier County. The County bus system (CAT) already runs a bus to the island, primarily serving Island employees.
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