Westbard Plan Approved

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 12:33pm

On March 14, the LFWA board spent most of the day at the Planning Board hearing for the Westbard redevelopment testifying on behalf of the environment. The plan passed with the conditions recommended by the Planning staff.

We are a little disappointed in that the stormwater management plan for the site contains a conditional waiver for treating the road water - we fought hard against this - and isn't as robust as it could be.

On the plus side, the stormwater management plan is much improved from the original filing and the conditions require silva cells for the tree plantings, a buffer between the Kenwood Place Condos and the new townhouses that will infiltrate, the requirement to use 70% native plants and Regency Centers is donating $500,000 to Parks to fund the new Willett Branch Greenway, and they have pledge to dedicate quite a bit of land for the new park.

So, while we're disappointed, there is much to celebrate!

CLICK HERE to read the LFWA Testimony.