Thursday, September 08, 2016

Cape Coral golf course inches closer to development​

Frank Bumb  News Press

What could be one of the largest single residential developments in Cape Coral is inching toward a decision.
D.R. Horton, the largest homebuilder in the country according to BuilderOnline, said it is still very interested in purchasing The Golf Club, a 175-acre abandoned golf course located at 4003 Palm Tree Blvd. A representative with D.R. Horton said the company plans to file a request with Cape Coral to develop the land by the end of the year.
Jonathan Pentecost, Southwest Florida division president for D.R. Horton, said through representatives in an email the group has not finalized any plans beyond a desire to develop the property for single-family houses. Barth Wolf, President of Save Our Recreation – a group opposed to developing the golf course – said D.R. Horton’s representatives said the group had reached out to homeowners and other stakeholders around the golf course and put the number of homes at about 500.
“They did come and meet with (residents) at Banyan Trace (community) and had some high-level drawings but not really designs,” Wolf said. “They’re looking..........