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Summerfield allots school land

Published August 11, 2006

RIVERVIEW: The County Commission on Tuesday approved a zoning request to allow Summerfield Farms to build 128 houses on 74 acres between County Road 672 and Ambleside Boulevard.

Other housing developments already surround the property to the north, east and west.

Like neighboring developments, the Summerfield project would offer 5,500-square-foot lot sizes and open space for recreation.

Before a zoning hearing master June 19, attorney Judith James, representing Summerfield, said the developer would agree to set aside space for an elementary school and a middle school to offset population growth created by the project.

Commissioner Kathy Castor voted against the proposal.

She called it too intense for the area. PETITION 06-1001


PALM RIVER: Commissioners on Tuesday also approved the creation of a Palm River Community Development District. A developer has requested the district south of Palm River Road between Interstate 75 and Palm River Road. The 40-acre site currently sits vacant.

A proposed 430 residential units would go there if plans go through, with 200,000 square feet of commercial uses, planning and growth management staffer William Lamboy told commissioners.

A community development district is one in which the community has privatized water, wastewater and sewer service instead of buying those services directly from local government. (PETITION 06-1176)


RIVERVIEW: The commission allowed some developers to delay their hearings until their Aug. 22 meeting. Priority Developers needs a rezoning to build 468 houses and 530 townhomes on the Tower Dairy property in Riverview. (PETITION 05-1947)


VALRICO: Property owners Marcus and Sarah Williamson got a continuance for their rezoning request to build 141 houses for 40 acres near Crosby Road and east of Miller Road in Valrico. (PETITION 06-0999)

Andrew Meacham can be reached at 661-2431 or

[Last modified August 10, 2006, 09:09:58]

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