Tampa, Florida 2021-07-30 15:45:41 –
Dade City, Florida — Dade City is known for its countryside atmosphere, with rolling hills and beautiful lakes. That’s why so many people like to live there.
“It’s a quaint, historic, small rural town,” said Peggy Woods.
But Woods and her neighbors are afraid that it will change soon.
“They want to have a place for their horses. A place where you can see nature. And I’m very worried because now the city council has already approved about 3,700 new homes. Because it is, “Woods said.
More than 12 ongoing housing projects could bring 6,000 new homes to Dade City over the next five years.
“We will suffer from traffic jams. Our roads are not designed to accommodate such increased traffic,” she said.
The city council has just approved plans to build more than 400 homes on the sites of Happy Hill and St. Joe.
“Do you want to see the many homes built there? No, I don’t want to see it. It’s a symbolic property,” said Knute Nathe, Group 4 Dade City Commissioner.
Commissioner Nace said he was able to negotiate with a homebuilder to reduce the density of real estate.
“60% of this area will be green, which will be forests, stormwaters, lakes, and that’s what we really sought based on public feedback,” Nathe said.
Still, people living in this scenic area want a slowdown in housing development.
“It needs to be smart growth. This urban style density is not suitable for the region,” Woods said.
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