Andrea Milanovic 0

Keep Our Community Safe and Quiet

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When CalAtlantic Homes at Celestina Phase 1A was started, the natural barrier between the private community and Race Track Road was lined with dozens of pine trees and palmetto bushes. Since then, Race Track Road has been widened from two to four lanes and clearing for Celestina Phase 4A (Vista Collection) began, virtually eliminating the Scenic Edge and exposing the community to the busy roadway.

Over the next year, Gate Petroleum and Gatlin Development will begin erecting Durbin Park commerce center on the corner of Race Track Road and CR 2209, directly across from Celestina, which will greatly increase audible noise, light and pedestrian traffic in the area. While we welcome the growth, many residents presumed a barrier wall would be erected to keep our gated community safe, quiet and not accessible to the public. It has come to our knowledge, however, that there are no such plans to replace the natural barricade or to build a barrier wall.

Therefore, we, the undersigned residents of CalAtlantic Home at Celestina in Saint Johns, FL, call on the community builder, CalAtlantic Homes, to erect a barrier between the community edge and Race Track Road from the Celesta Parkway to CR 2209. We request that the barrier be similar in height, color and composition of the partial concrete wall currently standing at the main entrance to the community. We understand that the Developer of Parcel 90, not CalAtlantic, is responsible for providing a barrier on the western side of the community between Celestina and new commercial development in accordance with Julington Creek Plantation PUD (Saint Johns County Ordinance No. 2015-74) and that CalAtlantic has no involvement in that parcel.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

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