Public Hearing on Leon Co. Rural Zoning Ordinance Revisions Held

By: Lanetra Bennett
July 15, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - A fight over a service station has prompted feedback on new Leon County rural development laws.

The revisions have resulted in a plan to build a gas station at the intersection of Crump and Miccosukee Roads.

The Leon County Development Support and Environmental Management held a meeting Tuesday afternoon at the Renaissance Building.

Leaders say 200 locations for rural developments were identified. They fall under the new requirements, but only 26 were viable.

Leon County resident Jeff Blair says, "The Crump/Miccosukee Road intersection proposed development is the perfect example of where minor commercial development should not be allowed. A gas station in an area which has a low population, low traffic count, it's on a protected canopy road, it's right across the street from the Miccosukee Greenway. It's a part of the community that we love and want to keep."

The next public hearing is September 2nd.

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