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Citizens Against Easy Street Lodges

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Please look over the petition below and plan to attend the Planning and Zoning Meeting on Wednesday November 17th at 7:30 PM at Jonestown, TX City Hall. Please sign the petition and provide comments. Signing simply requires you to type in your name and put your e-mail address. This petition is against the construction of Easy Street Lodges.

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Easy Street Lodges Project Facts:

1.     28 tightly packed mobile homes

2.     No garages and parking is expected to be in a very flood prone area

3.     Minimal distance between homes and set backs

4.     Communal laundry and pool

5.     All homes float during flood

6.     All homes sewage is pumped uphill to a septic system

7.     60% of the homes are expected to become vacation rental properties.

Primary Issues:

1.     Dramatically deviating from the planning and zoning future development plans for Jonestown.

a.     This plan is a mobile home/ manufactured home subdivision. The area of development's zoning would have to change from R1 to M1 for a mobile home park..  Currently only grandfathered or existing mobile homes are allowed.

b.    This plan reduces lot sizes to a miniature pad. Previously the planning and zoning commission has denied the breakup of waterfront lots to preserve the integrity of Jonestown’s waterfront.

c.     This plan does not call for garage requirements for the homes. The planning and zoning commission has required all new residential development to have individual two car garages.

d.    This plan calls for dramatic reductions in setbacks and spacing (only 11 ft.) between the homes.

e.     Not only will this development require re-zoning but it will require many additional variances. Secondary Other Issues:

2.     Septic issues with floating houses that have uphill sewage pumping systems in a flood prone area

3.     Traffic on Easy street which is already dense in the summer season

4.     Noise issues echoing up canyons to Greg Bluff and Crystal Cove

5.     Trash concerns on the lake

6.     The current LCRA moratorium on floating houses until October 31, 2011.

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7.     Parking concerns and can the cars float off premises in times of flooding.

8.     Flash flooding concerns with the homes breaking away and or colliding with each other or docks.

9.     Personal safety issues with boaters, docks and swimming in a tightly packed cove.

10.  Navigational space for existing boaters during low lake levels.


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