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267 townhomes may occupyland

Published May 12, 2006

RIVERVIEW: Developer D.R. Horton wants to rezone 50 acres east of Bullfrog Creek Road, which flanks Interstate 75, from agricultural to a planned development. If the County Commission agrees, plans for 267 townhome units north of Big Bend Road could be set in motion.

In recommending the project, the Planning Commission stipulated that at least one-quarter of the property remain as undeveloped open space. The County Commission hears the request on May 23. PETITION 06-0551

THONOTOSASSA: Property owners Dennis and Susan Thompson are seeking a zoning change on 23 acres west and south of Taylor Road, south of Carter Grove Lane, from agricultural and residential to a planned development in order to build 22 houses.

A mobile home and recreational vehicle park will remain on part of the site. The request goes to the County Commission on May 23. (PETITION 06-0685)

RUSKIN: A developer hopes to carve a small subdivision out of a largely vacant block here. MarcBrook LLC, the Riverview developer that also owns the property, is asking to rezone 9 acres on the northwest corner of 27th Street SE and 14th Avenue SE from agricultural and residential to a planned development.

A 41-home subdivision would go there.

The petition goes before county commissioners on May 23. (PETITION 06-0123)

SEFFNER: Owners of a wedge of land southeast of the Interstate 4 and I-75 interchange will put a warehouse there if their zoning request goes through. Owner Steven Hoover and consultants Ruden McClosky are asking to rezone 4 acres from commercial neighborhood to a planned development.

Only a cell tower and billboard occupy the property now. County commissioners will hear the request on May 23. (PETITION 06-0547)

Andrew Meacham can be reached at 661-2431 or

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