Sprawl foes lose battle over Econ River growth

The battle over the Econlockhatchee River, a fight to keep urban development from spreading east of the winding river, was won Tuesday night by developers who want to build 4,000 homes in the Lake Pickett area. Commissioners, who sat through more than seven hours of testimony — an overwhelming...

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7 Agriculturalist Responsibilities in $1B Agrihood near UCF

I’ve given you enough time to Google “agrihood,” so it’s time to research a new phrase: agriculturalist. Orlando developer Dwight Saathoff’s plans for a $1 billion mixed-use development in east Orlando include a 9-acre, revenue-generating farm, 17 acres of community gardens, a 2-mile edible landscape trail, and a gathering...

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Exclusive: New 2,900-home ‘agrihood’ planned near UCF

An Orlando developer is taking the sustainable farm-to-table movement to the extreme with plans for a new 1,237-acre mixed-use development near the University of Central Florida. Dwight Saathoff’s related Project Finance & Development LLC announced plans to start construction in 2016 on a new 2,900-home working farm community, known...

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