Didn’t Winter Springs Commissioner Kevin Cannon make campaign promises to STOP development in Winter Springs?
Although Commissioner Cannon (elected 8 years ago in 2014) made campaign promises to stop development, here is a partial list of projects which have been passed while he has been in office since 2014, all of which a) he has voted to advance at some point or b) have passed through a commission whose votes he controls, giving him political cover while allowing the projects to continue:
SOME PROJECTS SINCE 2014
- Southern Oaks (54 units)
- The Blake Apartments (279 units)
- Vistawilla ALF (77,000 SFT)
- Integra 360 (360 units)
- The Enclave at Dunmar (8 units)
- Redbug (Morningstar) Self-Storage
- Northern Oaks (35 units)
- Tuscawilla Crossings (379 units)
- Hawthorne ILF (145 units)
- The Gatherings (108 units)
- Dream Finders (114 units)
- The Studios at Tuscawilla
- Hickory Grove (132 units)
- Winter Springs Marketplace (Aldi’s, etc)
FIRE THE CANNON:
At times the City tries to placate public pressure, “voting down” certain procedural elements, while allowing projects to continue. The most recent example of this is when Winter Springs Commissioner Kevin Cannon made a BIG DEAL “disagreeing” with some aspects of the Hickory Grove townhomes Winter Springs consisting of 132 units about to be added near Town Center, but then voted in favor of the motion to remove up to 1,000 trees, including some specimen trees, in order to allow the demolition project to move forward.
Does this sound like a man who “tried” to stop certain things from happen or a man who is trying to shift the blame for their own broken promises?