71.5 F
The Villages
Friday, May 24, 2024

$1.8 million study will be aimed at improving Rolling Acres Road

John Curtis
John Curtis

The developer of the massive Hammock Oaks project has announced the commitment of $1.8 million for a study aimed at improving Rolling Acres Road.

John Curtis of Kolter Land Development made the announcement during Monday evening’s Lady Lake Planning & Zoning Board meeting.

The $1.8 million would represent an increase of $400,000 over the previous pledge for the study.

Hammock Oaks is set to include a Walmart in the far northern corner at County Road 466 and Cherry Lake Road, town homes, market rate homes, age-restricted homes, a community development district and additional retail, including, quite possibly a restaurant. The project will stretch all the way to Lake Ella Road, thanks to the recent annexation of a 24-acre pasture. More than 2,000 people will likely be living in the Hammock Oaks development by the time it is built out. For a detailed look at the development, check out this link: Overall Plan Hammock Oaks

Critics of the development are worried about the impact on traffic on Rolling Acres Road, Cherry Lake Road and Lake Ella Road.

Kolter will be working with Lake County to fund a study to look at improvements on Rolling Acres Road from Griffin Avenue to Sunshower Lane.

Webster’s bootlicking is obvious and he has to go

A Village of Belle Aire resident is appalled by Congressman Daniel Webster’s obvious “bootlicking” at the Trump trial in New York City. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Oren Miller is back despite efforts of Developer, Daily Sun and DeSantis

A Village of Briar Meadow resident said she is thrilled to see Oren Miller reinstated to the Sumter Commission, despite being railroaded by the Developer, The Villages Daily Sun and Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Trump’s trial a big waste of tax dollars

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Summerhill resident contends that former President Trump’s trial in Manhattan is a waste of tax dollars.

Future Villager wonders about arrests of unlicensed drivers

A Maryland resident with plans to move to The Villages has been reading Villages-News.com and wonders what happens to all of the unlicensed drivers who are being arrested.

Middle class Americans would be hit hard by Trump’s tariffs

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Osceola Hills resident warns that former President Trump’s import tariff policies could be costly to middle class Americans.