The SpringHills development won't happen if Alachua County staff gets its way.ï¿½ But the developer isn't giving up.
County Manager Randall Reid says the developer has given a non-negotiable final offer.Â He says it's unacceptable because the developer wouldn't be paying enough to build new roads and would use an older comprehensive plan with smaller wetland buffer zones.
"Interwoven they trade a negative financial picture for the county and how do we pay for infrastructure and then also it weakens our comprehensive plan," says Reid.
But an attorney for the developers says that's not true.Â She says the so-called final offer is only an outline of things both sides have previously agreed to.
"If that is not enough and the rules are yet again changing," says Attorney Patrice Boyes.Â "I'm at a loss how anybody could get this project approved in alachua county."
Even though the county staff has recommended a denial, the Alachua County Commission can choose to go ahead anyway.Â The first of three public hearings to consider amending the comprehensive plan is scheduled for May 1st at Santa Fe Community College.
By Dan Breitwieser, WCJB TV 20 News
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