The first-page Oct. 31 story regarding Minto Harbour Isle Beach Club and Marina is really disturbing for those who live on Perico Island.
Since approval was granted by the Bradenton City Council, none of whom live on Perico Isle, people who live here can expect a tremendous increase in traffic in spite of a study done several years ago by a company in Tampa that development on the northwest end of Perico Island would not create a traffic problem.
This study was done in the summertime and not when our northern friends travel to Bradenton in the wintertime. As a result, we who live on Perico Island can look forward to Manatee Avenue changing from two lanes of traffic to four lanes, reconstruction of the bridges and traffic lights at Harbour Isle and at the entrance to Perico Island homes.
This type of project was fought when Arvida wanted to put 12-story highrises where Harbour Isle now is building.
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We can also say goodbye to the mangroves that currently cover areas on the northwest end of the island; 686 homes on 220 acres will certainly require destruction of these areas. City Council can be thanked for making Perico Island like the built-out areas on the east coast.