The primary election is on August 26th, 2014. Here’s how the candidates stand on the Plum Creek project:
|Race||Candidate||For or against Plum Creek project|
|District 2||Lee Pinkoson||Won’t say|
|District 4||Ken Cornell||Against|
Plum Creek, a timber company and the largest land owner in Alachua County, has submitted a request to Alachua County Growth Management to amend the county’s Comprehensive Plan. They propose to cluster 10,500 homes and 15.5 million square feet of commercial and industrial space on 11,000 of their acres. The land is located on County Road 234 east of Newnan’s lake near Hawthorne and Windsor.
We believe that the county’s existing Comprehensive Plan offers a better blueprint for the future prosperity of the community. It protects our environment and the existing urban and rural centers. It supports well-designed residential and non-residential development. Plum Creek’s proposal will create a new urban center and will reduce protections for wetlands and wildlife.
Follow the links below for more details on the Plum Creek project.
- Interactive map at Growth Management
- Plum Creek’s Request at Growth Management
- Plum Creek and the Comprehensive Plan
- The issues
- Plum Creek Myths
- More maps showing wetlands, flood plains, and other features
|“One of the key initiatives for the company over the past several years has been the entitlement of our most valuable development properties. Through the pursuit of these entitlements, we change the very nature of these assets and create long-term value for shareholders. We do not intend to pursue vertical development or invest a significant amount of capital into these properties. Rather our strategy is to spend time and effort to move these properties up the value chain through entitlement and capture that value.” Plum Creek CEO Rick Holley in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, April 30, 2014.|