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Wakulla Commissioners Say Yes to Golf Course R.V. Park

Wildwood Golf Course
Posted at 4:55 PM, Oct 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-22 13:07:44-04

CRAWFORDVILLE, FL (#WTXLDigital) - Commissioners unanimously voted to approve a land use change that will allow an R.V. park to be built at the Wildwood Golf Club in Wakulla County.

The decision came after commissioners asked Wildwood property owner David McQuary to reach out to nearby homeowners whose properties on Lonesome Road back up to the proposed site.

Several stipulations were required by the board before they voted, including an 8 foot privacy fence be built around the R.V. park to separate the properties, a 10 p.m. curfew on noise, no overhead lighting, and no construction activities on weekends or holidays.

There is also a required 35 foot setback from the property line that will create additional separation from Lonesome Road residents and R.V. campers that McQuary had previously agreed to.  

One homeowner who had previously spoken in opposition to the zoning change proposal told commissioners he now supported the project after speaking with McQuary.

"I think we ought to move forward with this now, [McQuary] has agreed to what we asked for, he has been very forthcoming with what he is doing," said Lonesome Road homeowner, Keith Johnson.

Another homeowner was not as convinced by the concessions McQuary made.

"...headlights are going to be on my property, my house. And then when the folks pull into their sites, my neighbors are going to be confronted with these headlights," said homeowner Stanley Dennis.

The next step in the project is the creation of a site plan which must also get approval from county commissioners before construction can start.