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Old 03-08-2013, 08:00 AM
 
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For those not aware.....

In February 2013, MasterCraft Builders, based in Jacksonville, FL communicated their intent to re-zone the entrance to the "Parkes" from a residential zone to a commercial zone. "The Parkes" is a planned development in Julington Creek Plantation located at the intersection of Race Track Road and Durbin Crossing Blvd.

The builder intends to destroy the entrance of the neighborhood in order to build commercial space. This will reduce the aesthetic appeal of Julington Creek Plantation, increase traffic near a school zone, and likely reduce the value of the homes in Julington Creek Plantation.

Let's keep Julington Creek Plantation a residential zone and maintain our home values. Sign this petition now.

You can sign the petition here - Petition Keep JCP Beautiful - No Commercial Development

You can join the facebook group here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/3269...27364/?fref=ts

You'll also find contact information and details of upcoming meetings.

If you live in JCP, please consider getting involved in this important issue. We have found MasterCraft Builders, and specifically Chris Shee to be....well, less than responsive to the concerns of our community.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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done. I have no idea what they could put there, there isn't that much room on the corner.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:06 AM
 
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Is a petition even going to do anything? They legally own the land now.

Why didn't the residents purchase that land, or have the association come together and purchase the land?
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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you can try and stop the rezone, but if they get that, then yes there is nothing one can do.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:30 PM
 
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Is a petition even going to do anything? They legally own the land now.

Why didn't the residents purchase that land, or have the association come together and purchase the land?
It's really complicated and I won't even pretend to understand it all. If you join the facebook group, you'll read lots of possible explanations for the reasons the land wasn't purchased by JCP, the reason it was sold for nearly nothing, and the environmental issues associated with possible contamination underneath the property. There is another meeting scheduled for Monday, March 11th at 6:30 at the Multi-Purpose room of the Rec Center. People much more informed that I can answer those questions.

As for whether or not the petition could help, it really could. Letter writing campaigns and public meetings are also crucial. There is no question of ownership. The issue is whether or not the owner should be allowed to rezone the area for commercial use. If you are familiar with the property, you can understand the residents concerns. Literally hundreds of children from both sides of Racetrack walk or bike to Julington Creek Elementary School. Having commercial property sitting on that corner would create a very dangerous situation for walkers, joggers, and bikers. And it would be a logistical nightmare for traffic control that close to the school.

Thanks again for getting involved! Maybe I'll see some of you at the meeting on Monday!
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