Horizon West: A Model Community Or Suburban Sprawl?

Horizon West's innovation design is supposed to weave in the benefits of traditional downtown neighborhoods but critics say it is just sprawl under a different label.
May 27, 2003, 1pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The result of a 10-year planning effort, this new community comprises 38,000 acres located immediately west and south of Walt Disney World in central Florida. "the 38,000-acre project, hailed for its innovative design, is giving nearby residents growing pains. They worry about jammed roads and polluted lakes -- and that their slow-paced lifestyle is at risk...whether Horizon West is delivering on the promise of creating a model community, which incorporates the trappings of traditional downtown neighborhoods while recognizing the nuances of the suburbs, depends on whom you ask."

Thanks to Joe Kilsheimer

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Published on Sunday, May 11, 2003 in The Orlando Sentinel

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