Parker Hudson Attorney Ian Waldick is representing a group of property owners in a bitter fight over a proposed Family Dollar store in scenic Carrabelle, Florida, and was recently quoted in the Tallahassee Democrat.

The town of Carrabelle is divided over the plan to build near the town’s waterfront property in the historic downtown. Ian is representing Vision Carrabelle, an organization created to preserve the historic charm of the city.

In the article, Ian’s comments during a recent Carrabelle Planning & Zoning Board hearing are quoted, warning against the developer’s lack of planning for potential Category 2 hurricanes or 100-year storms despite recent severe hurricanes in the area. Ian stated, “Our main concern is any adverse effect that this property could cause to neighboring landowners … that already deal with flooding issues down in that area. The reason this is the last parcel in the area developed — it’s not a coincidence — is because it’s difficult to get these calculations right.”

Ian represents clients throughout Florida in local government land use matters. In addition to that practice, Ian serves as Chair of the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Commission and Tallahassee-Leon County Local Planning Agency.

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