Friday, May 7, 2010

Update on Golf Course Community

There was no opposition at the County Commission Board Meeting on Monday night, and the Commission voted to send the comprehensive plan amendments for The Reserve at Sweetwater Estuary to the Florida Department of Community Affairs for review. The State agency will prepare a report on the application before returning it to the County for final approval. Stay tuned!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Reserve at Sweetwater Estuary

The proposed Sweetwater Resort Community, hosting a championship golf course, along the coast at Dekle Beach is still in the works. A public hearing will be held next week to determine whether the Taylor County Commission will submit the comprehensive plan amendment application to the Florida Department of Community Affairs for review. Some amendments to the proposal have been made along the way. The plan currently includes 624 houses, 400 hotel rooms, and 150,000 sq. ft. of commercial space. The building height in the residential areas will be restricted to three to four-story buildings, and most of the development will be outside the coastal high hazard area, according to the development's environmental consultant. In addition, the development will include a hotel/conference center, recreation, trails, boardwalks, and kayak launching. The golf course will include a 11,000-12,000 sq. ft. club house.

Reports indicate that construction of this development is expected to provide hundreds of jobs during construction, and approximately 685 permanent non-construction jobs after completion.