Killearn residents opposed to the redevelopment of the “North Nine” proposal put forward by Killearn Country Club owner Barton Tuck, met with Mayor Andrew Gillum on Wednesday night.
The meeting was attended by approximately 30 people and took place in a home that is on the “North Nine” golf course that Mr. Tuck is seeking to be rezoned. The rezoning, if approved, would allow for a residential development with approximately 10 units per acre.
The City Commission is scheduled to vote on the rezoning application on April 4. The Planning Commission voted earlier to recommend denial.
Mayor Gillum tweeted:
TY to #Killearn residents for inviting us to an important neighborhood discussion tonight & for making your voices heard!
The Gillum meeting follows a similar get-together with Commissioner Gil Ziffer. A future meeting is planned with City Commissioner Curtis Richardson.
City Commissioners are being lobbied hard over the controversial re-development proposal by both sides of the issue.
Sources tell Tallahassee Reports that City Commissioners do not look forward to the vote and are hoping for a negotiation between the parties that will make a decision less controversial.
Tallahassee Reports confirmed today that talks between the Killearn Home Owners Association are continuing with Mr. Tuck, but no details about the discussions were available.
However, there appears to be no discussion taking place between Mr. Tuck and the Killearn Estates residents most affected by the redevelopment proposal.