Troyer Brothers Farms, located in eastern Lee County requested an amendment to the Lee County Comprehensive Plan to include the property within the County’s Mining Overlay. On April 5, 2017, the Amendment request was heard by the Lee County Board of County Commissioners and approved for transmittal to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity in Tallahassee for review.
Lead members of the Morris-Depew litigation support team assisted with planning and project coordination. Additionally, the team brought in the in-house director of landscape architecture to prepare and provide graphics, buffering plans, and assistance with reclamation programs. Members of the in-house civil engineering team were also brought in to oversee the surface water management, pollution prevention, and site civil engineering issues, as well as provide survey-related support to verify boundary lines and provide supporting application materials.
A request for a Mining Excavation Planned Development was filed concurrently, and if approved, the proposed development would permit 781 acres of resource extraction and a reclamation plan that creates over 1,000 acres of open space and hydrologic restoration.