Thursday, June 12, 2008

Cliff Miller Suggests Special Port LaBelle District

Planning Workshop Asks For Land Use In 2050

PORT LABELLE, FL. -- At a visioning workshop for the Port LaBelle Oxbow area Thursday night, Cliff Miller suggests forming a special planning district for the former Oxbow Golf Course lands.

Miller, formerly Glades County Manager, represents the two owners of the Port LaBelle Marina. He told the audience that because the area of the former Oxbow Golf course is in Glades and Hendry county it should have a special planning district.

Residents in the area are seeking to keep the lands, now designated as a Regional Park, as recreational zoned land, while the county and developers are seeking comercial and high density housing zones.

While residents are concerned about uses of the land "now", the Hendry county commission set up, through consultants Johnson Engineering, a "visioning" workshop to ask residents what they would like to see in 42 years, leading to some wild speculation at the workshop as to the best uses for the land in year 2050.

Watch live video from Don Browne

View All Videos From the Port LaBelle Visioning Meeting:
Readers may make comments about the Future of Port LaBelle Oxbow at the videos and on this blog.

Joe Grubbs, Johnson Engineering/Vince Cautero, Hendry County Planner
Charles Fulp Asks About Recreation - Does He Get An Answer?
Charles Fulp and residents look to future
Port LaBelle Oxbow Future? - Recreation or Condos?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:50 AM

    Wow what a great idea. However the people in PLB had their chance to control their destiny and like sheep listened to "leader" looking ahead to loss of business to their LaBelle store when PLB city took off.
    They voted no on incorporation.
    Now that leader has moved on to greener pastures with his money.
    PLB is left fending for it self with no help from the county