Bill Aims at Discouraging FL Urban Sprawl

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)
A state planning requirement to provide ample road capacity before new development can take place was designed to stop urban sprawl, but it's had the opposite effect.
The Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday will vote on a
bill (SB 360) that would exempt dense urban areas from that
constraint.
Planners have found to their dismay that it has pushed growth
into suburban and rural areas because roads there are less traveled
and cheaper to build.
The bill also would eliminate extra planning requirements for
developments of regional impact if they are in dense urban areas
that have at least 1,000 people per square mile.


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  • by Docker Location: tallahassee on Feb 20, 2009 at 08:38 AM
    WCTV Please review this piece and have someone rewrite it. I can not make heads or tales out of this gibberish. Thanks
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