From the article:
"We want to maintain our brand," said Parkland Mayor Michael Udine. "There's a uniqueness to the city of Parkland and we want to preserve that and we don't want to water down our city's identity."
South Florida can not absorb thousands of new homes. Economically and environmentally it would be a disaster.
By the way, 7000 homes is NOT A neighborhood. It is a disaster.