Our Concerns

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Zoning

UPDATE as of  6/24/19 - Gregori Anderson (Interim Zoning Administrator) Letter to Melanie Wilson (MPC Executive Director)  


UPDATE as of  6/21/19 -  Jonathon Hart (County Attorney) Letter to Lee Smith (County Manager)


UPDATE as of 5/31/19: Legal Letter & MPC Documents sent to MPC, Zoning, Chatham County Attorney, County Commissioner.


UPDATE as of 5/30/19: Email titled Indigo Hall (Thrive) - Zoning Changed from PUD-B-N to PUD-IS sent to MPC, Zoning, Chatham County Attorney, County Commissioner.  


UPDATE as of 5/29/19: Legal Letter & Zoning Map Amendment Document sent to MPC, Zoning, Chatham County Attorney, County Commissioner.  


See link below to access each of these files:

  • Zoning Administrator Determination Letter to Wilson (6-24-19)
  • Interoffice Memo from Hart to Smith (6-21-19)
  • Letter to Hart (5-30-19) and MPC Documents
  • Email titled Indigo Hall (Thrive) - Zoning Changed from PUD-B-N to PUD-IS and Files 
  • Letter to Hart (5-29-19) and Zoning Map Amendment Document


Is this the right development (commercial) for the right land (currently is PUD-R/EO)?  

 

NOTE: PUD-R/EO is defined as Residential with an Environmental Overlay. PUD-R is Sec. 4-6.66 & EO is Sec. 4-1


NOTE: PUD-IS is defined as Institutional and specifically calls out "Health Service Clinic." PUD-IS is Sec. 4-6.611


NOTE: PUD-M specifically calls out "Senior Citizen Congregate Housing."  PUD-M is Sec. 4-6.67

click here to access all zoning documents listed above

Water

UPDATE as of 5/29/19: Certificate of Sprayfield Availability for the Friedman Tract obtained


Is there enough water on the island to accommodate this facility?  

Click here to view the Friedman - Certificate of Sprayfield Availability as well as the the TLA Letter to Stephen Lufburrow dated 5/10/19

Traffic

Can the island handle increased population and traffic? The 4-way stop is already prone to accidents. What happens in the event of an evacuation?  This proposed development is a 24/7 commercial operation. Furthermore, the right hand lane of Diamond Causeway services the Main Gate of The Landings, The Landings Club, The Fire Department, Marshview, Moon River, South Harbor, and  Green Island Road individual residents.

Environmental Impacts

Wildlife and their homes, less trees, more runoff, more roadway pollution, light pollution, noise pollution 

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Property Values

How will a commercial facility within close proximity affect the property values of our homes?

Rental Property

The current plan for the development will not offer a "Buy-In" option, instead  the entire complex will be rental only.

Commercial Facility

This development is incongruous with the surrounding land uses as all is currently residential.  Moreover, this development is proposed at the end of a dead end, two-lane county road.

Safety

What about the safety of all those who utilize Green Island Road for recreational use (running, cycling, etc.) Also, all of the gated communities on Green Island Road are bar-code access only as the gates are unmanned.

What Happens if the Facility Closes or Fails?