Mount Dora residents voice concerns over planned high-rise development

MOUNT DORA, Fla. — A planned development that would bring high-rise buildings to Mount Dora is moving forward.


The development would include office space, food and beverage options and more than a thousand residential units.

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It’s the first big project to come before city council for the area, and some residents are worried that, if approved, it could set a bad precedent.

The development would be about three miles away from historic downtown and include both residential and commercial space, and bring with it a grocery store, convention center and senior living units.

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The developers say, if approved, the project would bring close to 7,000 construction jobs and more than 1,500 permanent jobs to the area.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.