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Sep 14, 2014

Op-Ed by Wayne Smith: Plum Creek plan would mean dense, sustainable development

Plum Creek's Envision Alachua plan has been the subject of many articles in The Sun. In addition, there have been public forums on the topic sponsored by various groups in the community.

This debate reminds me of when Alachua County's Comprehensive Plan (now referred to as "our plan") was being developed. The planners offered a proposal for high-density home developments bounded by open or green space. Local developers and their advocates came out in mass and squashed those elements like a bug.

I support Envision Alachua and urge the county to take advantage of this planned, sustainable growth with economic opportunities where suitable and needed., The Gainesville Sun, September 14, 2014. (Read entire article)

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