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Sunday, July 31, 2011


Hi all,
Thanks to Peter Cruise here is an article from the Sun Sentinel.
Dave Israel
More than 200 attend meeting on Mizner Trail development

By Rebekah Monson July 28, 2011 03:01 PM
More than 200 residents of Boca Del Mar attended an informational meeting on Wednesday presented by Siemens Group on the developer's plan to develop the former Mizner Trail golf course.
The meeting at the Boca Raton Country Club featured complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and speakers included land planner Kerry Kilday, real estate appraiser Daniel P. Hrabko and naturalist Nancy J. Bissett discussing the potential benefits of the plan to build 291 new housing units and restore 50 acres of the course with native species and wildflowers.
"Prior to us coming out with this plan, we didn't get much traction in the community," Siemens Group CEO Richard Siemens said. "Since we've come out with this plan, there's growing support from people in the community."
But opponents of development on the golf course still say the plan goes against the community's master plan and doesn't serve current residents.
"A large group of people, many more than showed up at this wine and cheese party, oppose this development," said Rosemary Nixon, of the Second Coalition Against Mizner Development. "We have petitions and resolutions signed by almost every association around the golf course."
Nixon also decried the Siemens Groups' native planting plan, saying that there is no guarantee that future owners will maintain the property.

"We are here due to the poor business decisions of the golf course owner, and we're not here to bail him out," she said, recalling words from former County Commissioner Mary McCarty, who voted against a previous development proposal in 2006.

Siemens Group will present its plan with native species restoration to the Boca Del Mar Improvement Association on August 10. BDMIA voted 4-2 against approving a 291-unit plan on April 13.

1 comment:

  1. Click on the photo map to enlarge. Who woulda thunk of threading more homes throughout existing development. Hold onto your lawns between bldgs CV.


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