The very first housing stage of Lakes of Woodbine — a extra than 700-household subdivision on Woodbine Highway in Pace — could before long get the green light-weight.
Options for phase one could to be approved by Santa Rosa County Commissioners as early as Thursday.
The initially phase includes just 30 a lot, but the entire undertaking entails 240 acres off Woodbine Road for commercial and substantial-stop residential improvement. The land was previously zoned only for household enhancement, but later on on, 22 acres of the undertaking was transformed for commercial use.
County-degree discussions all around the undertaking ended up revived in early 2019 after the developer on the undertaking in the beginning backed out since of public problem in excess of the multi-faceted task.
The enhancement is a joint enterprise between Destin-based mostly Olson Land Companions and nationwide residential homebuilder D.R. Horton.
“The Rate place has been swiftly growing for two decades now. I just believe all over the many years, there are surely segments of time where by the improvement transpires extra swiftly than some others. But effortlessly it’s been anything I consider has happened for two many years,” reported Commissioner Colten Wright on Monday. He extra the growth is similar to some he sees in the Tiger Issue and Halfway locations.
When the undertaking was remaining mentioned in 2019, it drew a divided crowd of people, with some who opposed it for the reason that of overcrowding worries and others who saw the use of personal streets as a constructive sign.
“I assume that I share the sentiment that a good deal of citizens do, that they would have instead witnessed the infrastructure enhanced prior to building,” mentioned Commissioner Sam Parker, who signifies the Pace region. He also emphasized that some of the earliest rezoning for the task transpired right before he was elected to the commission.
The Information Journal claimed in 2019 that the subdivision, as a complete, was anticipated to take between seven to 8 decades to establish.
Woodbine Highway is goal for progress in Santa Rosa County
Woodbine Highway is a big artery that operates by means of one of the most advancement-wealthy neighborhoods in Santa Rosa County. Commissioners have accepted numerous new commercial and household developments on the street, irrespective of its “D” grade score by the General public Operates department.
The hottest strategies for Lakes of Woodbine come more than 6 months just after the county awarded an engineering agency a $2 million, five-yr deal to check out widening Woodbine Road.
“I am surely psyched about the engineering get the job done on Woodbine Highway. I hope that I continue to have the board’s aid transferring forward on the design of those people enhancements because I consider that is prolonged overdue,” Parker claimed.
The development is the latest in a surge of tasks popping up in Santa Rosa County’s northern and central segments.
In Milton, the commercial plaza Merganser Commons at Dogwood Estates should be opening afterwards this summer months and will consist of a Publix with other suppliers.
In East Milton, the university district is arranging to create two faculties on a web site just off I-10 to accommodate the progress in the region.
A 40-large amount project out of the Chumuckla place is established to go below review by the county.
In the Rate area, in addition to the Lakes of Woodbine task, the 140-property Eagle’s Ridge undertaking, 868-household Pace Commons undertaking and massive, 2,700-acre Jubilee growth are all in the performs.
This report originally appeared on Pensacola News Journal: Lakes of Woodbine: Strategies resurface for Pace subdivision with 700 households