9B will bring developers, they developer land, and is that bad?
If its low density sprawl that will cost the taxpayers more money than it generates, then yes it is a bad thing.
Do you wants woods, and snakes, or developed land?
We should want both. We need to preserve our natural areas, as well as focus on bringing sustainable development to our community. Having a sustainable mix of both will enhance our standard of living and the region's quality of life.
St. Johns County Commissioners are looking out for the our best interst!
Most of 9B is in Duval County. It should not be in Duval County's best interest to further the sprawl development of St. Johns County at the expensive of Duval's residents and their standard of living.
It will save people time, and gas!
It will provide places to get food, and gas !
We need JOBS, and 9B will provide JOBS for construction, and the results of the construction will lead to more JOBS!
It won't reduce vehicle miles traveled. However, it may expand them. Unless new sprawl comes with higher density and a good mix of uses, those new trips generated by 9B will clog other roads in the region to get to places like the grocery store, library, schools, parks and jobs.
If you want to be anti development, move to MONTANA!
The other side of this is, if you want irresponsible sprawl, move to Osceola County or suburban Atlanta. Locally, we should strive for good quality development.