Above all, residents wanted
a plan to accommodate the next fifty years of growth in a
predictable manner that ensures the preservation of the residents'
quality of life.
This master plan was prepared during a weeklong
charrette. During the week of the charrette, the residents
of this twenty-eight square mile area worked together with
property and business owners and the development community.
The result of this week-long public planning
effort is a plan that responds to both residents and developers'
needs while giving elected officials and policy makers a strong
basis for making decisions regarding future land uses and
the pattern in which settlement occurs in this area. Essentially,
the master plan is a change from the current model.
This change from the current model is absolutely
necessary since the County's current plan, the future land
use plan, allows the same type of development residents of
the North County area want to avoid. The St. Lucie County's
future land use plan provided the same type of instructions
found in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties that
resulted in endless sprawl