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Developer of cascades files for bankruptcy
By Times Staff Writer
Published November 14, 2007
Levitt and Sons LLC, the developer of Cascades at Southern Hills Plantation in Brooksville, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Fort Lauderdale company, which pioneered tract housing developments after World War II, blamed the bankruptcy on the collapsing housing market in the Southeast, where all its current developments are located. Last month, the company announced it would stop building homes while it tried to renegotiate bank loans that would allow it to continue to operate. According to its Friday press release, those negotiations were unsuccessful.
Save $2 in parking starting Thursday
The Hernando County Parks Department will discontinue charging the annual peak season $2-per-vehicle parking fee at Alfred A. McKethan Park at Pine Island effective Thursday. Gates will remain open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The fee will not be charged again until Feb. 15. The park is at 10800 Pine Island Drive.
County to review code compliance
Hernando County Development Services will review code compliance on various proposals at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Hernando County Engineering Department, 1525 E Jefferson St. On the agenda: Timber Pines Professional Center, Belniak 4 Plex, Gulfside Realty, Hernando-Pasco Hospice expansion, YMCA Wellness Center expansion, Mariner's Cay Apartments, Broad Street Retail Center and Scott's Lawn Service. For information, call 754-4165.
Hernando County Commission, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Televised on Hernando County Government Broadcasting, Bright House cable Ch. 19.
City of Brooksville Planning and Zoning Commission, 6:30 p.m., Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.
Spring Hill Fire Rescue Commission, 7 p.m., 3445 Bob Hartung Court, Spring Hill.
Florida in World War II traveling exhibit: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. 754-4405.