The developer initially wanted to add nine holes to the Bradenton, Fla., club’s course, but opted instead to build homes, based on market demand.
Construction crews have begun preparing Rosedale Golf and Country Club in Bradenton, Fla., for the addition of 475 single-family detached lots on 237.2 acres, the Bradenton Herald reported.
Patrick Hogan, Vice President of the Hunt Group of Companies, which is developing the property, said the community currently has 650 home sites, but only 22 are on the market. He added that an expansion would have come sooner, but the slow economy impeded those plans, the Herald reported.
The developer initially wanted to add nine holes to the golf course, but opted instead to add more homes, based on market demand.
Clint Miller, a Rosedale resident, is looking forward to the expansion, the Herald reported.
“I think we are all quite enthusiastic about it. The developer made a number of changes that will benefit residents, [including] a second gate. The other thing that really benefits the country club is to have costs spread over a larger base,” Miller said.
Manatee County Commissioners signed off on a zoning ordinance that approved the expansion in April 2011, the Herald reported. Hunt Group bought the land in 1989, which only had zoning for mobile homes at the time.