The map amendment will grant a unique and special privilege to the applicant that other Gulf Shore Drive property owners may or may not enjoy, or that can be used for future Gulf Shore Drive density increase requests.
The approval of the map amendment and companion rezoning will grant the applicant a unique and special privilege by doubling density from 16 to 31 units per acre, increasing building height by 208%, and reducing setbacks by 60% , in return for limited public benefit commitments.
The map amendment is not necessary and fails to demonstrate any type of land use planning deficiency which it is intended to address.
• COMMENT _ Not withstanding that every land use amendment request is different and has its own context, merits and faults, it is easy to envision the One Naples approval being used for future “redevelopment” projects within the Gulf Shore Drive neighborhoods.
Referring to the Gulf Shore Drive Redevelopment Sites Exhibit 10 there are 12 potential redevelopment sites that can possibly benefit from the precedent created by the One Naples approval. It can be argued that One Naples approval will be transformative. It is more than likely that the One Naples approval will be used for future Gulf Shore Drive density increase requests whose impacts have not been anticipated in the Collier Growth Management Plans land use and transportation planning horizon projections.