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Lee sells land for townhouse development

LEESBURG, Ga. -- The developers of a commercial and residential development planned along the yet-to-be-built Westover Road extension agreed to purchase 1.5 acres of land from Lee County on Tuesday to provide them with the necessary greenspace to proceed with the development.

Gary Eller, a local Realtor and developer, agreed to pay $9,372 for a narrow strip of land adjacent to Grand Island Golf Course. The strip will be used as a golf cart path.

Eller, a principal in Nordstar LLC, said work on his development is waiting on the completion of the Westover Road extension linking Ledo Road and Fussell Road. Work on the roadway is expected to begin in November.

Once the road is completed, Eller said he will have commercial development along Westover Road extension and townhouses between that development and Grand Island Golf Course, which is owned by the county.

"There will be a private road leading off IHOP Drive going to townhouses sitting on a hill with a panoramic view of the golf course," Eller said. "These will be upper end, some of them 2,200-square-foot units with six townhomes per building and double garages on front."

Eller said all the housing will be owner-occupied and not available for rent.

Commissioners also heard a report from Chad Slaughter and Phillip Saussy of J. Smith Lanier & Co. about the benefits of a wellness program the county has initiated for county employees through its insurance provider.

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Shinedownfan 1 year, 6 months ago

How can you force an owner to not rent their unit?

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dingleberry 1 year, 6 months ago

And how do you stop Sec 8 rentals which developers sometimes resort to when units are not selling?

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KaosinAlbany 1 year, 6 months ago

Yep! He's setting up it to be like Eagle Trace. The owners buy and they turn around and rent them out.

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chinaberry25 1 year, 6 months ago

Is this all he paid for the strip? It cost more to survey it than that?

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DoctorDorite 1 year, 6 months ago

Gary Eller has found a new playground to his liking,( Lee Co.) and you'll see his name more and more in the papers now that he controls the county commisioners, especially the 2 that run things while the others just sit back in silence doing nothing to stop this madness.

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chinaberry25 1 year, 6 months ago

Here comes a future St. Andrews and look at Cedric. Pit bulls will be roaming like over there.

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