Letter: No more apartments until infrastructure is in place

What are your neighbors talking about this week?

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  • | 5:00 p.m. May 15, 2023
  • Ormond Beach Observer
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Do we need more apartments?

Dear Editor:

Since moving to Ormond Beach two years ago, I have been surprised at the numbers of apartment complexes under construction around Williamson, Clyde Morris, Hand and what's being planned for the west of I-95 and State Road 40.  

Did someone say “We need more apartments" and the developers jumped on it? The intersection of SR 40 and I-95 is already a hazard. Putting even more traffic going west is going to be critically over populated with cars from apartment complexes that are already under construction, not to mention those still trying to obtain permits to start. 

Is there anything the residents of Ormond Beach can do to postpone or reverse decisions to stop newer projects until infrastructure can catch up to accommodate more traffic, water needs, etc? We already have lots of wild animals invading our neighborhoods because they are being run out of their forever homes because of the Avalon Park development off SR 40. There’s nothing like walking out your backyard and running into a cougar, bear or wild boar! Who can help us?

Cathy Baber

Ormond Beach

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