Monday, September 25, 2006

Residents Plan for Future Growth

At Daytona Beach community college 50 elected officials around the area came together with residents and representative from www.myregion.org to plan for Central Florida growth. It is estimated by 2050 Central Florida's population is expected to grow to 7.2 million. Ten years ago the average housing density was 1.5 acre per home, now it is 1 acre per home. Team got together to view Volusia county region via lap tops to divise ways to implement public services such as roads, water, emergency services, and public transportation to plan for the growth, while preserving land for wildlife. Courtesy of Orlando Sentinel 9/25/06.