Letter: Sunsport Opposes Minto West

I am writing as president of the Board of Directors of Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort in Loxahatchee Groves. Sunsport’s board has voted unanimously to oppose Minto West’s new proposal to develop the former Callery-Judge Grove property.

The Minto West property is only two lots north of Sunsport and would have a negative impact upon the Town of Loxahatchee Groves and our resort. We are a rural community with 10-acre lot sizes near us. The rest of the Minto West land is surrounded by The Acreage, with 1.25-acre lot sizes.

The proposed development would create a small city in our midst, greatly exacerbating traffic congestion, pollution and possible crime. It would certainly destroy the rural ambiance which we and our neighbors enjoy.

Contrary to the claims of the developer, all the new residents would increase unemployment, since there would be a much greater increase in the number of people looking for work than jobs created. We don’t need the huge new commercial center. We already have Publix, Winn-Dixie, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s, the massive Mall at Wellington Green, and many restaurants and small businesses in the adjacent Royal Palm Beach and Wellington municipalities. A new college campus is now being built in Loxahatchee Groves. We don’t want or need more.

Minto West is a Canadian company seeking to make a huge profit in our area at the expense of the surrounding communities. Please reject their proposal.

Morley Schloss, Loxahatchee Groves