Destiny Church, located on the West
side of Hidden Oaks Lane, has petitioned to expand to
TRIPLE ITS CURRENT SIZE
and add hundreds more cars per day to our neighborhood. Destiny
Church, who bought the property from Faith Community Church in 2014, is a
fast-growing church with a formal vision of becoming a Mega-Church. They have
activities 7 days/nights a week and regularly exceed the current parking and
attendance guidelines for their structure and property now.
OAKES BLVD IS THE ONLY WAY IN OR OUT! If approved, the
intersection at Oakes Blvd. and Hidden Oaks Lane will become similar to Spanish
Oaks Lane with turn lanes required in both directions. ALL OAKES RESIDENTS WILL
FEEL THE IMPACT OF INCREASED TRAFFIC.
The Standing Oaks PUD will begin soon
which will increase traffic substantially already.Approved
10 years ago, this parcelbetween Standing & Shady Oaks Lanes and I-75 will
include up to 164 condos and townhomes.New raised medians with plant vegetation
will be added to the middle of three Oakes Blvd intersections adding a natural
calming effect. However, the development is only accessible via Oakes Blvd with
single turn lanes to be added on Shady Oaks and Standing Oaks.
So, the expansion Destiny Church
is applying for will add traffic to an already-busier Oakes Blvd.
The church has a “transitional conditional use”
allowing their current facility and the county has asked them to apply for a
whole new conditional use. The OENA Board believes that this new conditional use
does not meet the basic requirements of the Collier County Master Plan, The Land
Development Code nor the Collier County Growth Management Plan.
Your OENA Board feels that this development is NOT in
line with our community and would be better served in a non-residential area.
The need for you, the
stakeholders, to have a voice in this process is important! Your input and
letter writing is critical to stop this. Below is how you can help!
- Letter writing campaign.
We have supplied a link to a sample letter for your use. Or you can write
your own. Please mail your letter to: OENA, P.O. Box 111046, Naples, FL
34108. OENA Board will put together all the letters and submit them as we
present a formal objection to the Collier County Planning Commission and the
Board of Collier County Commissioners. (You may also receive a hardcopy
letter at your home)
- You may prefer to email a personal letter
to us at
- Show up and be heard at
county meetings. First, the Planning Commission reviews the project and
issues recommendations, then the final decision rests with the Board of
County Commissioners. Once on the agenda – we will need a show of force to
speak to the Commissioners in hopes this will be denied. Make sure you are
on our email list. CLICK HERE TO GET ON THE LIST.
CLICK TO VIEW OUR SAMPLE