Develop Driftwood Resort Inside Ordinances
As neighbors to Driftwood Resort, we request that all development of the resort follow the current State of Minnesota and local regulations for shoreland development. The following are our factual reasons.
1.) Deviation from the OHWL setback to 22' - 67' when the regulation requires a 125' is not consistent with the intent and purpose of the regulation to managing the effects of shoreland crowding, preventing pollution of surface water, and maintaining property values and natural characteristics of shorelands.
2.) There is no unique circumstances that would dictate not following the impervious service coverage regulation which is in place to control the rate and amount of runoff and pollutants entering public waters.
3.) Allowing 76 mooring slips instead of the allowed 13 mooring slips would alter the hydrology, vegetation, aesthetics, landscape.and shoreline stability and integrity It would be proportionately out of place or scale and inconsistent with the other properties and neighbors in the surrounding area.
4.) Deviation to 45% open space instead of the regulated 50% open space along with the significant amount of 2 story buildings asked for in this variance hearing will negatively affect recreational, natural, and economic values in neighboring properties.
5.) The high population density (26-29 dwellings) asked for in this 7.3 acre lot will create negative repercussions to this quiet neighborhood where most lots are one dwelling per 1-3 acres. It will create a significant adverse traffic load to Driftwood Lane, a road not built for this kind of traffic load.
In Summary, we believe the Driftwood Resort development should occur within the current ordinances and regulations that are in place to protect the shoreline, the lake and respect the neighboring properties.