Saturday, May 25, 2013

City found faultless in Cape Coral golf course plan's failure

Cape Coral won’t be forced to pay out millions after a judge ruled Wednesday the city did not effectively condemn a 175-acre golf course by blocking an attempt to develop the property.

The owners of the abandoned 18-hole course in the southeast Cape sued the city in 2009 after City Council voted against a proposal to allow shops and homes to be built on the land. The city argued the use was too intensive and would’ve disrupted neighboring homes.

But Pat Ryan, president of Ryan Companies US, said the city only looked at a worst-case scenario, not what was planned. Ryan Companies is the managing partner of Florida Gulf Venture LLC, which owns the course.   Cont..........................

For the complete story in The News Press by Thomas Stewart click the link below.

Mary Neilson