Court Pours Cold Water On Deltona's Hot Annexation Plans

Recent ruling by a Florida court says that the annexed property is not contiguous to the city, thus halting the proposed development plan.
September 7, 2006, 12pm PDT | Arnab Chakraborty
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"In a ruling applauded by slow-growth activists across Florida, a judge in Volusia County on Tuesday took the unusual step of knocking down Deltona's annexation of nearly 5,000 acres."

"Deltona expanded its borders in 2004 by adding the city-sized parcel in hopes of creating a community of high-end homes, condos, and businesses, but it also sparked another battle between governments in Central Florida about growth... [But] Circuit Court Judge Margaret W. Hudson on Tuesday sided with the county, saying the 5,000-acre parcel was not 'substantially contiguous' to Deltona as required under state law."

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Published on Wednesday, September 6, 2006 in The Orlando Sentinel
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