The following e-mail was sent (2/16/2019) to the City and County inquiring about the HUGE new storm water pipes being staged up for installation as a part of the new development site west of the Morningside Church.
As many on this e-mail know, the eastside has been experiencing a lot of water—long-standing water—in our neighborhoods and parks; Pedrick Pond is still over the bridge. Many of us understand that this year has been a “high-water” year, one of the top ten rainiest years. However, as we experience these “high-water” years and flooding, we are hopeful that the City and the County are working to mitigate increased wet weather stream flow, flooding and long-standing water. Many of us strongly believe that these occurrences of heavy rain falls and increased stream flow will likely intensify.
With that said, please understand why people on the east side are curious about the VERY large storm water pipes being staged up for installation—asking “where is the water from these new storm water pipes going?” I would be very interested in reviewing the site plans, i.e., retention ponds and storm water flow, for the new development west of Morningside Church.
Thank you, Gerry Miller
Buck lake alliance works with IWC and leon County on fallschase restaurant site plan
The Buck Lake Alliance (BLA) met with IWC representatives and the Leon County Department of Development Support & Environmental Mgt. to discuss the proposed Island Wing Restaurant in the Fallschase Village Center. At that time, IWC presented a draft site plan for the restaurant. As a result of that discussion, a number of significant issues were raised, particularly the size of the restaurant (proposed 11,427 square feet) and the parking lot design. Suggestions for addressing the size of the restaurant (overage of 1,427 sq. ft.) and redesigning the parking lot to be more environmental friendly were presented. Other issues were also discussed, e.g., on-street parking, landscaping, the exterior architectural design, addition space between the street and the front of the restaurant.
The architect for the Island Wing Company, BKJ, Architecture, Inc. reduced the size of the restaurant by 684 sq. ft., redesigned the parking area, as well as agreeing to hire a professional landscaper to identify native plants of North Florida.
The BLA Board approved the total Island Wings Company restaurant of 10,744 square feet—inside and outside space for the following reasons:
The BLA will be reviewing the revised IWC restaurant site plans, attending the upcoming Development Review Committee meetings and providing additional feedback on the revised site plans.