By Jill Fox
On Thursday, the special Planning & Zoning Board Meeting about the proposed new residential community, Parkland Royale Phase 2, was postponed.
According to City Attorney Anthony Soroka, TLH Sabra 2 LLC, who owns the undeveloped land located on the western end of the wedge, on the south side of Loxahatchee Road, and west of Bishop Pit Road, failed to comply with mailing requirements and adequately notifying the residents.
The developer requested the parcel, consisting of 4.77 acres located in unincorporated Broward County, be annexed into the city and applied for rezoning on the property to accommodate the construction of 210 single-family homes on the last 77 acres of vacant land in the area.
TLH Sabra 2 LLC also asked to remove the restriction limiting occupancy to residents age 55 and over and requested eight variances, including changes to setbacks and lot areas.
Soroka explained, “There are multiple notices that need to be provided before these meetings,…one being mailed to residents within a radius of 500 feet of the rezoning.”
If the applicant produces legally sufficient mail notices by the scheduled date, the Planning and Zoning Board will review the rezoning application and multiple variance requests at their October 14 meeting.
Board member Todd Rogers said these rules are in place to protect the residents of the city.
“It would be unfair for others in the area who weren’t notified and aren’t here to voice their concerns,” he said.
The city commission was scheduled to consider the application and the recommendations by the Planning and Zoning Board and make their determination on October 6. However, because the mailed notices were defective for that meeting, that date will also be rescheduled.
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