Friday, October 26, 2012

County gets encroachment report

MILTON, Fla. -- Santa Rosa County on Thursday got the final version of the Eglin Air Force Base Small Area Studies report on encroachment. The Northwest Florida Military Sustainability Partnership, which includes Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties and Eglin, has been conducting the study since 2011. It recommends Santa Rosa amend land development codes and enact 35- to 50-foot height restrictions, depending on the location in a proposed Eglin Military Airport Zone. It also recommends reducing the maximum allowable density of developments in some areas. Santa Rosa in the past has taken steps to protect Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton from encroachment. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 10/25/12)