Developer abandons plan for 8,000 homes in Wildwood

A rendering of what the new logo would look like on Wilwood's water tower.

Once Wildwood’s largest planned development, the Landstone-Wright project has been abandoned. Plans for 8,000 homes on 4,000 acres south of County Road 470, not far from the Coleman federal prison, were proposed in 2008. Later, permits were extended to 2021 and the property was sold to Wildwood Ranch. Cattle soon will graze on the property […]

Public hearing set on plan to take aim at bad parking in The Villages

Bad Parking

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is planning a crackdown on bad parking. County commissioners voted Tuesday night to schedule a public hearing on July 11 that would repeal the county parking ordinance and replace it to allow deputies to enforce certain parking regulations in unincorporated areas like The Villages. The crackdown won’t solve the persistent problem of parking over […]

Wildwood commissioners OK annexation despite problems of Nature Calls Portable Toilets

A rendering of what the new logo would look like on Wilwood's water tower.

Wildwood commissioners approved annexation of two parcels in Oxford Monday night, despite outstanding code violations from Sumter County. The 15-acre site west of the Village of Buttonwood neighborhood along County Road 121 is the location of Nature Calls Portable Toilets, operated by Jessica and Michael Demers. Commissioners were hesitant to approve the annexation, but decided […]