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At our last BIG RALLY on October 30  –

We reviewed the developing Site Collaboration Package submissions.  We will now produce a report from the input and apply that to a site plan and then submit to Ms. Parr and Mr. Dzuro. They are expecting and welcoming this from us,

We sent requests to collaborate on the HHCC site plan

The top concerns from 205 voted concerns are: Traffic, Apartment Height, Views, Lighting, Rec noise, Restaurant & pool capacity.

The top recommendations from 193 voted recommendations are: Views – Height, Pool & Restaurant together, Larger pool, Buffer courts with location and buffer, Views – Pool w/ terrace, Views – Buffer, View – terrace cafe.

We are not disbanding V2PW – we are in Phase II, Collaboration Site Planning working between owners and TV Developers.

We gained a lot to replace the lost Lifestyle from the HHCC loss; albeit, not stopping apartments totally on the lot.  We feel that we have an opportunity to regain a wonderful restaurant hopefully managed by one of the successful TV restaurateurs.  We will regain a beautiful pool and with TV Dev commitment to create something exceptional; hopefully, they adopt our recommendations for co-located Restaurant and Pool with beautiful Terraces.

The Developer commitment to place the apartment to one side should mitigate many of our concerns.

We don’t have a good mitigation at this time for Morse, but we will continue to participate in the process, seeking the best outcomes available.

Thank you for your support, both financially and emotionally.

You know how to reach us.

Most Sincerely,

Patsy Oburn & V2PW Team


V2PW is still ENERGETICALLY engaged to maintain our promised LIFESTYLE and continues to push-back against apartment redevelopment in the northern Villages that affect our LIFESTYLE. 

Our LIFESTYLE concerns include all of The Villages (TV); however, our efforts focus on the TV Tri-County areas. Between 466 and 27/441. Since our inception after the Aug 12th AAC (debacle) meeting we have asked for volunteers below 466, for the Town of Lady Lake and Orange Blossom without success. We will continue to attend the Town of Lady Lake meetings; however, we haven’t engaged the Attorney in that area.

By now you know that Sumter County (SC) unanimously approved The Villages (TV) application to change the land use at the Hacienda Hills Country Club site to allow for apartments. We continue to believe that SC staff and Commissioners’ actions are not consistent with local and state code, nor have they adequately addressed Morse Blvd traffic safety or property value impacts, so we are evaluating our options.  However, TV 3rd Gen Developer (Dev) offered several concessions and did provide a presentation that explained more than had been previously provided.  

The Dev also made a significant concession, and potentially meaningful commitment, to work with affected neighbors during the site plan design phase to address resident concerns.  Contact from Jennifer Parr provides cautious optimism that this could begin a positive collaboration between Developer and immediately affected residents. She and Marty Dezuro are awaiting our Collaboration package. 

So, now what?

We are dividing our effort into two phases for understanding and organization.

Phase I: Land Use Amendment Phase

Sumter County:  Evaluating our options. We have 30 days to appeal. Even with the concessions, there are still residual concerns for code adherence.  Even more disturbing is that TV Dev would not update the language in the Lake Sumter Landing application (DRI-1) to tighten potential future apartment development/redevelopment below 466, an area that does not have the AAC amenity protections.  We contend that this refusal to narrow the scope indicates an unstated desire to expand beyond what is being stated. 

Town of Lady Lake: The next meeting (the 1st Reading) is currently rescheduled to Weds,  Jan 21st  due to the Mayor’s illness. The proposed amendments remain too broad in scope and set the stage for additional development in the future beyond what is currently stated.  Our efforts must continue to either prevent apartments (unlikely) or at least to narrow the scope of the application as was done by TV Dev for the Hacienda Hills Country Club site. Our dealings to date with the Town of Lady Lake leads us to believe that they appear more concerned with protecting their small-town charm and ensuring safety to their residents.  

Phase II: Hacienda Hills Country Club (HHCC) Site Plan Collaboration

Depending on who, when, and how the TV 3rd Gen Developer reaches out to collaborate with their residents who will be visually (line of sight)  and audibly (noise from apartments) impacted by the plans, will say a lot about the sincerity of their verbal commitments during the SC meeting.  Additionally, their vision for mitigating economic impact and traffic will speak loudly to all residents.   Done right, this effort will be an opportunity to re-establish a broken connection between neighbors and TV leadership, and perhaps lay a foundation to rebuild trust which is paramount to the complete Villages Lifestyle.  We plan to communicate with you regarding the many concerns for the redevelopment of the HHCC site and seek common ground with TV. 

We are working to finalize our finances and will report out as soon as we know the status. 

We want to expeditiously collect our concerns and recommendations, consolidate to a Collaboration Package and present to TV Dev. You should receive this email Sunday with a short suspense date of Nov 5th. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Patsy Oburn & V2PW Team


Click on each item to read:

Attorney Yurko’s letter to the commissioners

 Independent Planner Report

Village-News Article about Attorney



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UPCOMING MEETINGS

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LAKE COUNTY MEETINGS


See Meeting links for Proposed Amendments

  1. WEDS, JAN 21, 6:00 pm – Special Commission Meeting (1st 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 (2nd reading).
    The board vote unanimously to approve all 3 amendments though the Hacienda Hill site was restricted to 150 apartments and the public may be invited to participate in site plan discussions

  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. Mon, Sept 21st, 6:00 pm – Planning & Zoning Special Master   Recommendation was to APPROVE land use zoning changes.


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


 

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