The Final Push
The Board of County Commissioners will meet in January to hear arguments for and against Stock’s plan for One Naples Development at the corner of Vanderbilt Beach Road and Gulf Shore Drive. We intend to continue our unrelenting opposition and are encouraged by more and more individuals and organizations joining our efforts. We have prepared an Executive Summary of our position and it is available for your review on the SVB website.
This summary has received the support of the Vanderbilt Residents Association, the Pelican Bay Property Owners Association, the Naples Park Area Association, the Regatta, the Trieste, and others.
As you might expect, it is no small task to get everybody pulling in the same direction but when the stakes are this high, our supporters numbering in the thousands have put aside their personal agendas and rallied to a position common to us all…defeat this over-reaching and ill-conceived proposal!
We must now move forward with continued effort and diligence for The Final Push. Our incredible team of experts will be in the lead, but we need to take our opposition to the next level by bringing public opinion to bear. We must convince the County Commissioners to deny Stock’s plan as proposed. And by “Commissioners,” we mean all five! Commissioner Solis who represents District 2, where the property is located, and who has historically voted with developers, has never seen an outcry from his constituents such as the one in opposition to One Naples. Nor, quite frankly, have the other Commissioners.
Also, historically, Commissioners tend to vote with the Commissioner in whose district a property is located. We’d like to rely on Commissioner Solis voting against the amendment to the Growth Management Plan that Stock seeks, and then counting on the other…
An Executive Summary has been prepared to share
Stock Development’s One Naples Project Fails to Get Approval by Collier County Planning Commissioner – Now to the Collier County Commissioners
Stock Development failed to obtain a recommendation of approval from the Collier County Planning Commission of its plan for One Naples at Vanderbilt Beach Road and Gulf Shore Drive at the November 5th meeting.
After three sessions of hearings, lasting more than twenty total hours, motions to recommend approval of a change to the Growth Management Plan and for a modified rezoning/development plan, failed on a tie, vote, 3 -3.
The meeting began on an unusual note in which Chairman, Mr. Fryer, removed himself from the proceedings on the advice of the County Attorney after Stock’s attorney, Richard Yovanovich, objected to Mr. Fryer hearing the matter based upon Mr. Fryer handing out a table he had prepared from previous testimony and evidence showing setbacks and heights of existing neighborhood buildings.
The final day of hearing public testimony, from seven speakers representing Save Vanderbilt Beach Inc, an 1,100-member not-for-profit supporting reasonable development, as well as speakers representing the 950 member Vanderbilt Beach Residents Association, the Regatta, and the Pelican Bay Property Owners Association.