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Sep 14, 2014

Dave Denslow - Economic Views: Don't pass up the Plum Creek opportunity

I have admired Charles Lee since the mid-1980s when we both served on the Governor's Task Force on Urban Growth Patterns. That was the decade when the number of malls in Florida doubled. Developers were ruining cities, clogging roads and destroying nature's treasures with underfunded low-density and ribbon sprawl. Lee was a forceful advocate for protecting our environment and for rational urban planning.

Luckily for us, Lee agreed to spend over two years pro bono on the Envision Alachua Task Force helping plan the Plum Creek project. He was willing to serve because the project was unique in that a developer with enough land to make a large difference was coming to the community to seek its views as a prelude to the formal planning process., The Gainesville Sun, September 14, 2014. (Read entire article)

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