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More building may be in plans

Published March 31, 2007


Even though the building boom has tapered off, several major residential and commercial projects are in the pipeline in Citrus County. Here are some of the projects that are in the works, but not yet approved by local government:

SUNCOAST PARKWAY 2: State officials have proposed an $879-million, 27-mile extension of the Suncoast Parkway from U.S. 98 to U.S. 19 near Red Level. A study is ongoing.

HIDDEN LAKE: A developer has proposed building 549 residential units, both apartments and townhomes, on the property off U.S. 19, just north of the Crystal River Mall. The Crystal River City Council will have the final say.

THREE SISTERS SPRINGS: Plans for development include 69 single-family units ringing the waterfront, each sitting on around a third of an acre, as well as 240 multifamily units set back from the springs. The Crystal River City Council will have the final say.

REALTICORP: Plans for the 263 acres east of U.S. 19 and south of Venable Street are unclear. But the South Carolina developer recently negotiated a deal with Crystal River for sewer service for 300 residential units. And they have requested service for 400 more homes.

TARGET: Crosland Inc. plans to include a 132,000-square-foot Target to anchor a retail center at the southwest corner of County Roads 486 and 491. The developer is negotiating an agreement with county officials. The County Commission will have the final say.

TUSCANY: Developers will submit plans for a 4,000-5,000-home expansion of the Beverly Hills Development of Regional Impact to the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council next month.

CITRUS HILLS: Developers plan to build 4,206 homes as part of the community's fourth phase and redistribute residential units around a new Fazio-designed championship golf course. That requires a land use change on 127 acres. The county Planning and Development Review Board will hold a workshop on the proposal Thursday.

FLORAL CITY: A developer wants to build a 999-home development on 425 acres west of U.S. 41 S and 2 miles south of the Inverness city limits. The project is on hold. But it may come back along with a proposal for a U.S. 41 bypass road.

[Last modified March 31, 2007, 07:19:47]

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