Agreement reached on Murphy Oaks development
VENICE - 85 homes for Murphy Oaks. That seems to be a number that everybody can agree upon, or nearly everybody.
After almost six hours of testimony and public hearing before the Venice City Council Wednesday, all sides agreed on a density that could allow Windham Development Inc. to develop 85 homes on 40 acres for the Murphy Oaks subdivision. But that was all council members could agree upon. With a 6 p.m. cutoff looming, council members voted to postpone the remainder of the hearing until Sept. 24.
All sides must still agree on stipulations that would affect a variety of things, including footing at Fox Lea Farm, where show horses practice and perform.
Murphy Oaks is on the southeast corner of Border and Auburn roads, next to Interstate 75.