To the editor:
The city of Cape Coral, in its own mission statement both on its Web site as well as the intent in their zoning regulations, has pages upon pages of zoning regulations and ordinances that are in place to "protect single family" as well as " investors" in single family districts and to protect the "tax base" from activities or development that would destabilize the neighborhood (constant amplified sound in a single family zone). The mission statement reiterates that said zoning will keep these districts from any destabilization.
Cape Christian Fellowship would have the city of Cape Coral betray all of us in their effort to develop their site outside of the zoning and ordinances of the city that are there to protect us. They have applied for the following deviations to the zoning laws: An amphitheater that would operate at their choosing. The last event that the Fellowship had with amplified music was blasting and heard clearly at least a mile away. If you want to sell your home or land in this area you might be asked to disclose "extraordinary" noise. It is like having "Madison Square Garden" in your living room, even with the doors and windows closed. The fellowship has applied to run a food service for said concerts as well.
I understand that these two deviations are money makers for the fellowship as all monies would be considered donations, but it is at the expense of the taxpaying homeowners and investors in our neighborhood. The amphitheater, will present a myriad of problems; blasting music, congested streets and garbage. It is totally incompatible with the single family district zoning and will ruin our quality of life and destroy our property values. Write your Councilperson. DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN! It can happen anywhere in the Cape!