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We are seeking public comment for items on the Planning Commission September 15, 2021 Meeting Agenda.

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September 13, 2021, 7:57 PM
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    marshall grimes
  • Do you have any comments regarding ZA-001918-2021?
    By some counts, over 600 apartments/condos are in the process of being built on this small barrier island. I'm sure this Commission has the exact number. I live on Marshland Rd in the Crosswinds community. Marshland is a two lane road with many neighborhoods that use it for daily activities. To add 164 more properties to that road is a severe strain on it's viability as a usable road and will adversely impact our ability to safely use Marshland. Secondly, HHI has frequently lamented the lack of affordable housing on the island. There are currently many properties and residents that will be displaced by the construction of this unneeded apartment complex. Where will these workers go to live. The developer's plan to add 5% or 10% workforce housing is completely unreasonable and falls far short of helping with affordable housing. What does the Planning Commission consider affordable and how many units on Marshland and the large apartment complex being built at Gardner would meet that criterion? Finally, why is the town giving in to these out of town developers? The developer is from Charlotte and the main current property owner is from Aiken or Augusta, GA. Please consider the impact on the existing community and natural resources such as Broad Creek.
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