OVIEDO, Fla. — A proposed development that would turn a wooded Seminole County area into a busy shopping plaza has some residents upset.
The Stonehill Plaza shopping plaza would be built in Oviedo near Mitchell Hammock Road and Alafaya Trail.
A developer wants to knock down a building and trees to build the shopping center.
“They’re going to build a 6-foot wall around my property,” said a nearby resident, who asked not to be identified. “The developer wants to come in and push us out.”
In order for the plan to come to fruition, the vacant property’s zoning must be changed from residential to business.
The resident worries it’ll bring too much traffic to her neighborhood, which had a lot of young children.
“I’m very upset about the extra traffic coming down Clout Street. I lost a child on this street,” said the resident.
Developers have been working for years to breathe new life into the area, which has been itching for new business.
Many businesses around the intersection are closed.
“I think they’re just coming and taking over. Just doing what they want to do in Oviedo,” said the resident.
The mayor said he would not comment on the development until after the public hearing about the proposed shopping plaza that is scheduled for next Monday.
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