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YOUR VILLAGES LIFESTYLE IS CHANGING – Do you care?

Do you want apartments next to your single-family home?
And watch your property values drop.
Do you want additional traffic getting in and out of the Villages?
The Villages wants commercially zoned land and existing commercial buildings in Lake and Sumter Counties to be changed to Multi-Use to allow APARTMENTS 

Current Sites: 

Hacienda Hills Country Club     Buffalo Ridge    Spanish Springs     Lake Sumter Landing


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After the Tuesday night Sumter Commission meeting, we decided to meet with another attorney to find out if they can find any legal hurdles for the requested change of use for the Hacienda Hills parcel and/or any issues that would cause the new Commissioners to re-address this request. We will have 30 days to appeal an approval on the 27th. However, there are NO guarantees.



Friday, October 23rd, 10:00 am

Weekly Friday Rally
@ Hacienda Hills Postal Station


A LOT has been happening so make sure to attend




UPCOMING MEETINGS

Click on underlined links to see agenda & proposed amendments

LAKE COUNTY MEETINGS


See Meeting links for Proposed Amendments

  1. Mon, Nov 2, 6:00 pm – Commission Meeting (1st Reading).   Email not yet available

  2. Mon, Nov 16, 6:00 pm – Commission Meeting (Final Reading).   Email not yet available


Previous Meetings:

  1. Mon, Sept 14th, 5:30 pm – Planning & Zoning Meeting.   Recommendation was to DENY land use zoning changes.

  2. Mon, Oct 5th, 6:00 pm – Commission Meeting (1st reading).   The Mayor was admitted to the hospital and so unable to attend this meeting. Therefore the discussion and decisions on both ordinances were tabled at the Developer's request until Mon, Nov 2nd.

All meetings held @ Town Hall Commission Chambers, 409 Fennell Blvd., Lady Lake

SUMTER COUNTY MEETINGS


See Meeting links for Proposed Amendments

  1. Tues, Oct 27th, 5:00 pm – County Commission (Final reading).   Email not yet available


Previous Meetings:

  1. Mon, Sept 21st, 6:00 pm – Planning & Zoning Special Master   Recommendation was to APPROVE land use zoning changes.
     
  2. Tues, Oct 13th, 5:00 pm – County Commission (1st reading).This was just a information gathering meeting - no decisions are made. 4 hours of public input given. Commissioner Gilpin reneged on making a motion to delay this until the new commissioners are sworn in.
  3.  

All meetings held @ Everglades Recreation Center, 5497 Marsh Bend Trail


STATUS OF ZONING MEETINGS


Oct 13  – Sumter Commission Meeting – 1st Reading:

This was an information gathering meeting only – commissioners listened to 4 hours of public input against the proposals.

From the Villages-News.com:  Villagers Stand Up Against Apartments Before Sumter County Commission

Read the Amendments,  Attend the Meetings,  Join V2PW and  Join the POA. 



Oct 5  – Lady Lake Commission Meeting:

The Mayor was unexpectedly admitted to the hospital and so unable to attend this meeting.  The 3rd Gen requested that these items be TABLED until the Nov 2 mtg and the Commissioners voted 3-1 to do so.

From the Villages-News.com:  Mayor’s hospitalization prompts Villages to table presentation on apartments

Read the Amendments,  Attend the Meetings,  Join V2PW and  Join the POA. 



Sept 21 – Sumter County Planning and Zoning Special Master Meeting:

Special master’s recommendation was to APPROVE all changes – however, this is only a recommendation –  the Commission has the POWER.  See Updates for more information.

From the Villages-News.com:  Overflow crowd at Everglades Recreation Center protests apartments in The Villages 

Read the Amendments,  Attend the Meetings,  Join V2PW and  Join the POA. 



Sept 14 – Lake County Planning and Zoning Meeting:

Board’s recommendation was to DENY changes – however, they are ONLY an ADVISORY board; the Commission has the POWER.  See Updates for more information.

From the Villages-News.com:  Overflow crowd shouts down plan for apartments at Spanish Springs

Read the Amendments,  Attend the Meetings,  Join V2PW and  Join the POA. 



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WHO…
We are the Villages Promises Preservation Watch (V2PW), aka the Promise Watch. As Villagers and friends who love The Villages Promised Lifestyle, we want to Preserve that Lifestyle across The Villages, North, South, East, and West.
 

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE… Our Elevator Speech


Ode to the
Villages Millionaire Lifestyle


We came
We saw
We fell in love
We bought, approximately 3 times
We lived the Lifestyle, adding family & friends

then

They tore it down and put in Apartments
And more Apartments, with more traffic
And more Apartments …



Join our efforts to influence the 3rd Generation Developers to “keep their promises” by joining Villages Promise Preservation Watch (V2PW). Please visit our Website and subscribe for updates and to support our efforts and our Facebook page. If you are looking to purchase in TV, take this BUYERS CHECKLIST with you.
 

WE HAVE A PLAN…
We are strategically developing a positive yet truthful pushback plan to leverage the knowledge and energy of Villagers to influence the 3rd Generation Developers to not remove or discontinue a marketed and sold Lifestyle feature that we pay for with higher home cost purchases, both new and used. We pay a lot more to live in TV than we would any local community. We pay a premium to live on an Executive golf course and yet an additional premium to live on a Championship Country Club golf course. These costs are above, and not related to, the monthly fees which are different than Villages provided Lifestyle features. So, if TV marketed all this Lifestyle and I pay higher home costs and monthly fees for this Lifestyle, then TV should keep their promises and retain and maintain them.
     Click HERE to read about our plan.
 
IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THIS GROUP
Please read the background info, sign up for notifications, and share your story at Broken Promises. Please consider volunteering at Help Wanted.
 

 


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