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NIMBY Rears its Head on Proposed MH Community

January 27th, 2017 Comments off
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In Sumter County, Florida, the County Commission approved rezoning 26 acres in rural Wildwood to allow development of a 110-unit subdivision with manufactured homes or townhouses.

And some of the residents were not pleased.

According to Villages News, in an attempted case of NIMBY (Not-In-My-Back-Yard), a survey of nearby residents found them split on whether the rezoning should be granted. Seven said they had no objection, while five objected.

I am not in favor of a mobile home park [sic] being placed on this property,” said Genevieve Edwards.

A mobile home park [sic] or multiple mobile homes [sic] would lower their property values,” said residents Edna and Edward Adams.

The property was rezoned to rural residential from agricultural, and is located on west side of the city, which is bordered by The Villages, the largest retirement community in the U.S.

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Although the property is adjacent to a parcel with commercial zoning, most of the surrounding land is agricultural.

The city of Wildwood is also well known for its April 2015 rebuff of The Villages petition to expand into the city with 785 new homes. Wildwood leaders rejected the expansion efforts citing concerns of the city losing its identity and becoming overwhelmed by The Villages.

It would be a disservice to our residents and business partners,” Wildwood officials said at the time.

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As Daily Business News readers are aware, we have covered a number of cases of NIMBY recently, including the case in Aiken, South Carolina where residents were very blunt with their feelings.

The reason residents wanted to rezone the area is to keep mobile home parks [sic] out,” said Aiken County Planning Director Stephen Strohminger.

Residents in the area had reached out to former County Councilwoman LaWana McKenzie and District 3’s new representative Councilman Danny Feagin, concerned with the possibility of a large, manufactured home park [sic]. They wanted some protection.” ##

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Manufactured Home Community Named Top Retirement Locale in Florida

October 29th, 2015 Comments off

The_Villages__newsmax_credit__also_wikimediaAs MHProNews knows, Newsmax’s top – #1 – rated retirement community in their list of 50 is The Villages. The Villages is a mix of HUD Code Manufactured Housing and other construction that includes site building that in some cases mimics the look of a manufactured home.

With 56,260 homes, The Villages is more like an age-restricted city 60 miles northwest of Orlando than an Active Adult Retirement Community. Stretching over portions of three counties, and with a population of 8,333 at the 2000 Census, it grew to 51,442 by 2010 and around 114,000 today. It boasts 42 golf courses, over 60 restaurants, dozens of outdoor swimming pools and a variety of other leisure activities. Homes range in price from under $100,000 to $2 million. ##

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Florida’s The Villages Expanding Continuum of Care for Seniors

June 17th, 2015 Comments off

the_villages__yahoo_images__creditThe world’s largest retirement community, which is also the fastest growing city in the U. S., is expanding to include additional senior living facilities nearby. With a growth rate of 5.4 percent for the 12 months ending July, 2014, The Villages in Florida grew from 51,442 people in 2010 to 114,530 today, based on U. S. Census Bureau data, according to foxbusiness. Located 60 miles northwest of Orlando, thousands of the homes in the complex among the 40,000 homes are manufactured housing, as MHProNews reported in a post Aug. 20, 2012.

Texas-based Titan Senior Living and Florida’s KR Management have partnered to provide 3,000 senior beds, including independent living, assisted living and memory care units to serve The Villages’ residents. With 42 golf courses, its own restaurants and movie theatres, the complex already has over 1,100 beds for continuing care, and 1,900 more are on the drawing board.

Mark Morse, president of The Villages, said, Just as The Villages Health is offering primary care at centers strategically placed in locations throughout the community, we’re working with KR and Titan to cover all the needs Villagers will have in the future for senior living. ##

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