Aberdeen Opposition to Proposed PUD Modification
We, the undersigned, are opposed to the construction of an RV & boat storage facility and the proposed modification for the parcel of land located at the corner of Shetland Drive and Longleaf Pine Parkway, adjacent to the Stonehaven neighborhood, as stated in County File No. MINMOD 2017-7, and concerning the PUD in the Aberdeen Community Development District, St. Johns, County, Florida for the following reasons:
- the facility devalues the townhomes in Stonehaven, and in Aberdeen generally, because it detracts from the aesthetic ambiance of the community;
- the facility intrudes upon the expectation of privacy for the residents in the homes directly adjacent to the facility;
- the facility will greatly increase the noise level for residents living adjacent to it;
- the facility will encroach on the current residences adjacent to the parcel of land;
- the facility will increase traffic flow in an area that is already unable to accommodate the existing traffic flow, especially with the future traffic associated with a new school;
- the facility is being placed on a corner where school children will be walking and where school buses and cars will be driving children to the new Aberdeen school;
- the facility will have a negative environmental impact because it will displace gopher tortoises (which are a protected species under state law) as well as many other animals, and require the removal of trees and vegetation to build an unsightly storage lot for boats and motor home vehicles; and
- the facility could introduce criminal activity to the area because strangers who do not live in the community would be more apt to travel to our neighborhood.
Should this land be developed, we would like to see it developed in a way that will be beneficial to the entire community, preserve or raise the property values of the homes in the area, and preserve the general atmosphere of Aberdeen as a community. A storage facility does not belong in the middle of a neighborhood. We ask that you give careful consideration to our petition.