Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hendry/Glades Commissioners To Meet Public

"Visioning" Public Workshop  For Land Use And Zoning

LABELLE, FL. -- The combined Hendry and Glades county Board of Commissioners are to meet the public Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Townsend Center building at the cooperative extension office on Pratt Boulevard.  (Across from the Health Department, south of Cowboy Way, east of the airport). The meeting will be held in the building's large conference room where a large crowd is expected.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive input from residents, property owners and others interested in the ultimate future land use and zoning in Hendry county, and in particular the future land use of the land around the former 27-hole golf course in Port LaBelle.

The LaBelle community group Save Oxbow As Recreation has for years advocated keeping the current agriculture land for recreational uses. The old golf course is currently designated as a regional park on the Hendry and Glades county comprehensive plan. It has been subdivided into parcels now under numerous owners.

The current land owners have proposed building condos and shopping areas on the Hendry county land between SR80 and the Port LaBelle Inn. The land northeast in Glades county has been subdivided for hundreds of housing units for many years but currently is used for cow pastures.

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