WCI's private lawyer Neale Montgomery: Agrees with Bonita Springs Planning and Zoning Manager Genson's presentation.
Montgomery: "They relied on your promise and commitment and we expect that you are going to respect and honor that commitment."
Bonita Springs Planning and Zoning Manager Genson: Staff recommended approval.
Bonita Springs Planning and Zoning Manager Genson: The roads would meet city requirements for levels of service.
(The crowd jeers and laughs. Mayor Nelson scolds them and says, "We talked about this ... she is a very nice young lady.)
The height increase for the buildings to be up 75 feet is a decision for the city council, said Bonita Springs Planning and Zoning Manager Genson.
She said staff feels the height increase is a compatible for that area because the Hyatt hotel is nearby and there are other high rises, too.
From the Community Development presentation: WCI is not asking for more density. If they ask for an increase in density, it goes through a state review," Bonita Springs Planning and Zoning Director Genson said.
Key point of the Bonita Springs Community Development presentation: "The amendment is to request what was agreed to in the (WCI) annexation agreement," said Planning and Zoning Director Genson.
Bonita Springs Planning and Zoning Director Genson: There have been concerns about wetlands, but that area is protected. "We were mindful of the sensitivity of that area."
Bonita Springs Planning and Zoning Director Jacqueline Genson: The WCI Raptor Bay property annexed into the city in May 2014. The annexation agreement included information that led the city to start the Comprehensive Plan, zoning and DRI amendments.