LEESBURG – Town commissioners Monday authorized a 260-household progress that will butt up versus large-conclusion genuine estate on scenic Silver Lake Road.
Inhabitants, which include Jim Spiker, who life in gated Silver Lake Meadows, claimed he was not opposed to growth, but objected to 50-foot heaps and 1,600 square-foot households.
Kathy Hattaway, representing the developer, claimed the corporation would concur to chopping 6 plenty out of the programs, widening the lots closest the properties on Silver Lake and structure a cul-de-sac rather of putting in a road that would vacant out into Spiker’s community. The only accessibility to the progress will be on Clark Road off County Highway 44.
Dan Robuck, who owns some of the land, abstained from voting.
Commissioner Jay Hurley, who voted with a few other people for the project, claimed inhabitants have been referring to it as a “Silver Lake task.” It is, in simple fact, a County Road 44 growth, he said.
“If you feel this is the only advancement coming on 44 involving Leesburg and Eustis, you’ve bought yet another issue coming,” Hurley explained. “There are 1,000 people today a working day relocating to Florida each day. Not all of them are 55 and older and going to The Villages, however it appears to be like like it.”
Leesburg is seeking to convey in business and inhabitants to increase the economy, Hurley added.
“We don’t want to be the armpit of Lake County, to have all people living everywhere but Leesburg,” he continued. “We don’t want to be the only city recognized for its criminal offense charge or for the negativity that appears to be to be introduced up a whole lot.”
A single resident strongly disagreed, indicating he was “embarrassed” to be in Leesburg.
“We go to Mount Dora every single night,” he said.
“You’re conversing to the incorrect guy,” Hurley fired back.
City Manager Al Minner offered a proverbial carrot to people. The county is keen to near North Silver Lake Drive. Website traffic has been a huge issue to citizens. That plan will arrive up later, with people to be polled.
On another situation, the Fee rejected a proposed annexation and progress on Sunnyside Travel. Commissioners required one particular dwelling per acre, but the growth would have increased density.
The home, near Gibson Terrace, is made up of two parcels, 119 acres on the west side of Sunnyside and 18 acres across the street on Lake Harris.
A number of people spoke out against it, such as some who have massive properties with acreage.