Skip to comments.Approval of office building for downtown Palm Harbor sets off a furor (Agenda 21 backlash)
Posted on 04/28/2012 9:55:41 PM PDT by wheresmyusa
The furor centered around a request by Geographic Solutions, a software company with 130 employees, to build a three-story building on Georgia Avenue in the Palm Harbor historic district. When the county originally granted approval, the proposed building was slated to have offices on the first two floors and a residential area on the third.
Last year, the company wanted to substitute office space for the residential area on the third floor. That was not permitted by the 2001 Historic Palm Harbor Master Plan. County staff members recommended amending the master plan to include transferable development rights, or TDRs.
A TDR allows an owner to adjust the development density allowed on his property. For example, if the owner has two parcels and each allows 100 units, but the owner wants to build a project with 150 units, he can take 50 units from one piece and add it to the 100 on the other. The remaining parcel would then be limited to 50 units, so that the overall density of the area remains the same even though it changed on one parcel.
But some Palm Harbor residents and business owners argued that the TDR would deprive them of private property rights, limit growth and increase parking problems in the area. Some claimed the TDR was unconstitutional. Others said it, and historic district rules, were a product of Agenda 21, an action plan related to sustainable development created by the United Nations.
Many of them condemned the five commissioners who voted for it, but praised Norm Roche, the lone nay vote. Commissioner John Morroni was not at the meeting.
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The a 21 signed by GWHB and that GMO dweeb Quayle are the reason for all of this crap.
Globalist bullshit that was not for seen!
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