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Lady Scouts concern large housing growth will threaten their security at Camp Wildwood


About two dozen Lady Scouts descended on the Wildwood Metropolis Fee Monday evening to oppose a 374-home growth subsequent to Camp Wildwood, a 600-acre wilderness retreat.

Mary Pat King, CEO of the Lady Scouts of West Central Florida, mentioned the 104-acre Highfield at Twisted Oaks growth threatens the security of women and the wilderness surroundings.

Commissioners accredited a complete plan modification and high-density residential zoning for challenge, however the developer agreed to a restrictive covenant that may restrict the variety of houses to about 3.5 per acre as a substitute of as much as 15 per acre allowed by the zoning.

The dotted lines show the proposd location of the Highfield at Twisted Oaks development near the Girl Scout Camp
The dotted traces present the proposed location of the Highfield at Twisted Oaks growth close to the Lady Scout camp.

Positioned north of County Street 462 and west of U.S. 301, Highfield can be throughout the road from the Twisted Oaks growth, anticipated to have as much as 1,210 houses on about 387 acres. Accepted final July, Twisted Oaks would be the largest Wildwood residential growth apart from The Villages of Southern Oaks,

King mentioned the Highfield challenge would require the Lady Scouts to spend cash to make sure the security of women at Camp Wildwood and to forestall invasive species from damaging the surroundings.

“Our No. 1 concern is security,” she mentioned, including that the event will improve site visitors and will increase the danger of crime and sexual predators.

King mentioned Camp Wildwood supplies a “proper of passage” and an outside classroom for women who study to care for horses and journey them.

Girl Scouts attended Monday nights meeting of the Wildwood Commission
Lady Scouts attended Monday evening’s assembly of the Wildwood Fee.

Mayor Ed Wolf mentioned the women could also be safer on the camp than in their very own communities.

Whereas he acknowledged King’s considerations, he mentioned it’s not honest to the property proprietor to disclaim the challenge.

The restrictive covenant was proposed after the Florida Division of Transportation expressed considerations in regards to the most variety of houses allowed by the zoning throughout a state assessment of the challenge.

Kolter Group Acquisitions, LLC, additionally the applicant for the One Hundred Oaks challenge, agreed to a restrictive covenant to restrict the variety of houses in that growth.

Commissioners accredited a complete plan modification and medium density residential zoning for One Hundred Oaks, which requires 407 dwelling items on about 119 acres west of U.S. 301 about 1 ¼ miles south of the Florida Turnpike.

Additionally they accredited a plan modification and high-density zoning for the Twisted Oaks Multi-Household challenge, the place 240 items on about 19 acres are deliberate south of CR 462 simply west of U.S. 30

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