In a letter to Blueprint officials, the Killearn Homes Association (KHA) has voiced concerns about the addition of a road connecting Centerville Road to the Northeast Gateway/Welaunee Blvd. (NE Gateway) project.
Previously, KHA had reached an agreement with officials that indicated there would be two connections from the NE Gateway – one at Shamrock & one at Roberts -, the Shamrock extension would be a “rural road”, and the construction phasing of the two entrances would open concurrently.
However, it appears things have changed.
The letter – dated April 20 – states, “This year, Killearn Homes Association has been involved in multiple meetings and conversations with local government officials, as well as legal counsel from several of the involved parties. Each of these entities have suggested that plans are actively being discussed to convert the Farm Road located south of Pimlico Drive and north of Shamrock South, into a public road connecting Welaunee Boulevard to Centerville Road almost directly across from McLaughlin Drive.”
The letter states that the KHA “vehemently” opposes the construction of any additional public road connecting Welaunee Boulevard to Centerville Road in addition to the approved Shamrock Extension, Roberts Road, and Pimlico
The entire letter can found here –Welaunee Boulevard Extension Update (killearn.org)
Leon County Commissioner Brian Welch told TR that the issue relates to providing access to the Leon County park that is planned for property adjacent to Centerville Road.
Welch said the issue will probably be addressed at the next Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency meeting.