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Small Lake County city looking to host population boom with housing and commercial development

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A small city in Lake County may be on track to host a population boom.

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Leaders in Mascotte are looking at a development that could more than double the city’s population.

The proposed project includes a lot of homes. Developers are asking for a zoning change for nearly a thousand acres. It’s currently zoned as agricultural land.

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If approved as is, the plan would include, 2,800 homes along with some commercial development.

Mascotte is a small community of around 6,800 people.

The proposed project, called Langley Estates, covers 943 acres over several parcels of land.

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Some residents have voiced concerns on whether Mascotte could handle the population growth.

Council already approved the project on the first reading, but it must be passed in a second meeting with public comment, which the city manager said will likely happen on March 1.

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Jeff Deal

Jeff Deal, WFTV.com

I joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in 2006.

Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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