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We, the undersigned, as citizens of Pflugerville, ask city officials to nullify and reject the ordinance ORD-0448, or the Lisso Tract Rezoning (REZ1812-02). This tract contains historical significance, as it is one of the original home sites within the Pflugerville area. It also encompasses a small creek, a portion of the 1oo year floodplain, as well as a local greenbelt.

If divided and rezoned to General Business 1 (GB1) district, Single Family Mixed Use (SF-MU) district, and Single Family Residential (SF- R) district, the proposed Comprehensive Plan will adversely affect the individual homeowners within the 500 feet surrounding area, as well as their neighborhoods beyond that zone.

Rezoning this plat will increase noise nuisance, traffic congestion, safety concerns, loss of peace and privacy for homeowners. Due these aforementioned concerns, residents will no longer be able to enjoy and have free use of their property. Further, the ensuing loss of privacy and security will negatively affect the finances of homeowners by requiring additional privacy modifications/fencing as well as security equipment and/or contracting with a security provider. It will have further impact on finances by negatively affecting the future resale value of homes. We are also concerned the rezoning and development will result in increased flooding to our property, as a swath of it rests on the 100 year floodplain. It will also add to higher utility bills due to the heat sink effect caused by encroachment on the surrounding greenbelt.

Lastly, the Lisso Plat intersects with and intrudes upon the watershed known as Gilleland Creek. It also contains many native trees which developer has verbally promised to leave only a mere 50%in place.

***This petition will be presented to the Pflugerville City Council on February 26, 2019.***

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