Monday, December 5, 2011

Rules changes could alter look and feel of Lake Worth's neighborhoods

It has been seven years and why are they still talking to Ms. Jennings? The article (click title) also makes it seem like we are eliminating historic districts - we are not. If anything, we are talking about making them larger. I do not understand how a de facto moratorium on development, due to crazy height restrictions citywide, does anything to protect someone's investment in the city. The reason we have to rely on assessments over and beyond our millage on property values is that we have a small commercial tax base. You cannot expect single family residents to shoulder the bulk of the tax burden of the city. We need reasonable height limits in certain areas, based upon sound standards and require certain public benefits that would allow commercial redevelopment. The existing regulations are UNWORKABLE - except if you live at 822 North C Street.