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Mascotte city leaders to discuss Langley Estates development project

MASCOTTE, Fla. — Mascotte city leaders are set to decide on the future of a major development project that could change the face of the quiet Lake County city.

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Developers are asking for a zoning change for nearly 1,000 acres, that would see 2,300 single-family homes with an additional 500 multifamily units being built on what is now agricultural land.

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City leaders say the new development could more than double the city’s population of nearly 6,800 people.

Since it was announced, residents have voiced concerns on whether Mascotte could handle the population growth and if it will cost the city its rural charm.

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The council already approved the project on the first reading, but in the months since, city leaders have sought to discuss the exact number of single-family and multifamily units being proposed.

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The city says the earliest the project could be approved is June 17.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.

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