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1704 ECR Hampton Inn

From: domainremoved <Eric>
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2019 22:56:21 +0000

Dear City Council and Planning Commission Members,

I am a resident living at 171 Forest Lane in the Park Forest Development with my wife and two middle school-aged children and am writing to ask for a delay on the granting of a public benefit bonus for 1704 ECR until it is clear the criteria for granting such a bonus.

This massive building — a Hampton Inn which is situated on a flag lot some 200+ feet back from ECR surrounded on all three sides by residential communities that will forever change the landscape of our neighborhood. The granting of this public benefit bonus will add over 30% mass in the building size. This will have a negative public benefit to over 75 homeowners and tax payers in our community.

There are several unanswered questions. Most importantly, what are the criteria for granting a PBB? Has this been published? Council minutes published some years ago identified this as a deficiency and need. Is the Transient Occupancy Tax a valid and sufficiently sole parameter to justify a PBB? Are there other criteria? Does the negative public benefit to a sizable group of neighbors, their property values and property tax impact get incorporated into this analysis? Has this analysis been done for this project? Why does a “low density” area even have a PBB?

It would seem there are a number of unanswered questions that need to be answered before this PBB can be granted. As far as I know these have never been provided to the more than 100 persons who have spoken out against this project.

Thank you for your consideration.

Eric Easom

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Received on Sat Jun 22 2019 - 15:50:23 PDT

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