With so many developments already underway at San Marco Crossing, San Marco Promenade, and East San Marco, Right Size San Marco believes we should fully assess the impacts these projects will have on our growing community before any additional development projects are considered.
Is San Marco currently equipped to support all of the new projects that are currently in place, and particularly, all of the new attention – and unknowns it brings – to such a small, historic community?
Studies conducted have already documented traffic congestion problems, speeding, and neighborhood cut-throughs that present a danger to pedestrians and pets. How much more problematic will traffic become with nearly 1,000 new apartment residences and retail shops in such close proximity to one another?
San Marco's inherent character is what attracts families and businesses to the area. With so many new, large apartment complexes being built, to what extent will it transform the charm and character of San Marco or transform the Square from unique boutiques and restaurants to national chains?
Many studies have confirmed that too many rentals in a neighborhood can have a negative effect on single-family home values. To what extent will all the new apartment buildings impact not just home values but also local tax revenue to maintain this new growth?
The introduction of new, high-rise apartment buildings will provide views into homeowners’ back yards as well as obstruct views currently homeowners currently enjoy of the area.
San Marco’s parks are an asset to our community, enjoyed by so many residents, children, and pets. Increasing the population density in such a small proximity will reduce the green space we enjoy.