Protect the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge

Rezoning application PUD-07-007 is on the agenda for the September 20th Volusia County Council Zoning meeting. The property is located at the corner of Plymouth and Grand Avenue in DeLand near the Glenwood neighborhood. The application is requesting a rezoning from the A-1 and A-2 zoning classification to the Glenwood Park RPUD zoning classification. The proposal is designed to allow a high density development adjacent to the Lake Woodruff Wildlife Refuge. Help protect the Lake Woodruff Wildlife Refuge and the rural character of the area. Act before it is too late. 1. Sign this petition to stop this rezoning and Orlando type neighborhoods from coming to our neighborhoods. 2. Send this petition to your friends who also desire to preserve the rural character of DeLand. 3. Click on the County Council E-mail link to the right of this petition to send them an e-mail about this zoning case. Be sure to reference PUD-07-007 Glenwood Park RPUD in your e-mail. Please, do it today. There is little time remaining. We the undersigned are seeking Volusia County Council Support to preserve the Lake Woodruff Wildlife Refuge and our rural neighborhood quality of life with appropriate development and deny the proposal and rezoning request set forth in: PUD-07-007 Glenwood Park RPUD. We the undersigned live, work, and play in DeLand. We believe that the combined impact of the existing planned and proposed development for the intersection of Plymouth and Grand Avenue is too dense and is inappropriate for our rural community. Therefore, we object to this zoning application. The proposals will bring unacceptable levels of traffic congestion and create intersections that are deadly and unfriendly to pedestrians and bicyclists that frequent the rural atmosphere of our area. The planed density will negatively impact the wildlife refuge along with the quality of life in our rural community, a community that is recognized as a great place to live, raise a family, and enjoy the wildlife. We believe that the proposed levels of development violate the intent of existing land use plans. Approving this rezoning application would undermine current zoning protections, allowing large-scale development inconsistent with the character of the surrounding neighborhoods. We, the undersigned, respectfully request that the Volusia County Council vote to deny this zoning application PUD-07-007.


This petition is sponsored by residence of the Glenwood area in DeLand.


County Council E-mail: Lake Woodruff Wildlife Refuge: Wildlife Photos: Zoning Application:


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    Elizabeth Hunter, United States

    7 years ago Comments: Why build new homes The house buying market has dropped so much, builders aren't even selling homes anymore. No one is buying houses, so why build them No one needs or can afford them. Save the Refuge. It is called a REFUGE for a reason. So the animals have somewhere to go when people keep taking their homes.
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    Laura Bolin, United States

    7 years ago
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    Jay & Teri Gilligan, United States

    7 years ago Comments: The long-term interests of the Glenwood residents and the public at large are best served by maintaining low-density zoning requirements. Encouraging urban sprawl will undermine efforts to revitalize the City and will destroy the last remaining natural areas. We own one of the adjacent 5-acre lots at Plymouth and Grand where we are planning to relocate in our upcoming retirement. We chose this area because the natural areas surrounding us had not been destroyed. We have a wonderful community here, please preserve our natural heritage and the beauty of our peaceful neighborhood.
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