Village Green plan up for review
by Herald Staff Report

BRADENTON - A plan to turn a former golf course into a housing development heads to planners today for a second time.

The Bradenton Planning Commission, along with residents of the Village Green subdivision, rejected developer LagoInvest Florida's original site plan in July. But LagoInvest's latest revisions have apparently satisfied most of the opposition.

The plan for The seasons at Village Green calls for 142 single-family detached homes, 17 fewer homes than previously planned. The houses will average about 1,800 square feet of living space and 2,500 square feet total under one roof, similar to the existing homes in Village Green.

Village Green officials said, "the new plan addresses concerns residents had about green space, the number of homes, building designs, and drainage." Amenities include a walking trail along the project's perimeter for all Village Green residents, a gated entrance, private roads, and extensive landscaping.

LagoInvest bought the 42-acre, former golf course, nestled in the heart of the Village Green subdivision, earlier this year for $5 million.

Also, on the commission's agenda are requests to build a 36-unit senior housing apartment at 104 17th Ave. W., a rezoning and future land use amendment change to the 230-acre Mixon property, to put it under city jurisdiction, and a request to operate a day care center at 1300 Manatee Ave. E.

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