Locals Lament 12,000-Home Development In Florida

To the dismay of many residents, plans have been submitted for a housing development of more than 12,000 units in western Palm Beach County, Florida. Zoning and building guidelines would have to be changed to allow the development.

"Residents worried about development crowding western Palm Beach County got more bad news Wednesday, with word that GL Homes formally submitted plans for 12,235 homes on Loxahatchee citrus groves."

"GL's new plan for the 5,000-acre Indian Trail Groves property mirrors its preliminary proposal unveiled last year and follows a development standard proposed on the neighboring Callery-Judge Grove, where owners propose transforming 4,000 acres into a "new town" with shops, business parks and 10,000 homes."

"Both projects would require changing county development rules at a time when guidelines for building in western areas remain in legal limbo."

"To rein in the proposed development, county officials on Wednesday said they have a new plan to salvage western building guidelines intended to protect open spaces."

Full Story: Developer proposes 12,235 houses near Wellington

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