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Letter: Where is the vision for Lehigh Acres?

September 27, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen

To The Editor:

The attempted zoning of the Delaware Road Market is a poor example

of Lee County spending $500,000.00 on a "Downtown Lehigh Redevelopment Plan." The plan for this "market" is to have an outdoor produce market, located on the corner of Delaware Road and Homestead Road.

We already have an open market on Beth Stacey. In addition, we have nine markets in less than a one mile radius of this proposed change in zoning that sell food, seven of which sell fruits and vegetables.

The entire zoning request and expert witnesses testimony is a sham, as the owners who were notified of this zoning request, were NOT notified that the purpose was Food Store No. 1, which was omitted on the CPD

zoning list.

It is also a poor example of LACPP approving of this zoning, since

LACPP is not appointed by the County to review zoning issues. In Addition, the traffic in and out of Delaware Road will continue to cause traffic problems at "Confusion Corner," Homestead Road and create more accidents.

And, their plan calls for a dumpster next to my office at 1100 Homestead Road so the employees and clients who come to our office can smell the rotten fruits and vegetables and the neighbors can watch the rats running around.

Where is the vision for Lehigh Acres?

Ruth A. Anglickis

Lehigh Acres



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