|Although the swath depicted in this map might look like a "subdivision swallower"--in reality the additional width needed, over and above what we already have with Beulah Raod, is 4.5 feet.......|
"We are thinking of selling our home and leaving Escambia County" came the exasperated voice on the other end of the line. "How could this be allowed to happen?--we love our home and we have already had to move once due to noise encroachment--are we going to have to move again?" he continued.
The issue is the southbound connector from the Beulah Beltway project. Multiple alternatives for the location of this proposed route are presented at the website www.beulahbeltway.com.
The drawings are not to scale. "Sir--we're not going to tear your house down, these drawings are not to scale." I explained.
Apparently, someone was handing out flyers in a few Beulah neighborhoods lamenting the potential that 300 homes and families might have to be "re-located" as a result of this new southbound artery being constructed.
Here is the deal: for the southbound artery--we need only about 104.5 feet to construct this connector. Currently, Beulah road and existing ROW equals about 100 feet----so yes we may need to acquire an additional 2.25 feet from both sides of the existing Beulah road to accommodate the new southbound road. I think we can get 2.25 feet from both sides without tearing down any
The project will be discussed at a meeting this coming Monday afternoon--here are the details and additional contact information about this project for all interested persons:
The Beulah Beltway Alternative Corridor Evaluation Public Meeting from 5:30-7 p.m.
Plainview Baptist Church
1101 W. Nine Mile Road Monday, Aug. 7
For more information, visit the project website at www.beulahbeltway.com.