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City may give up $409K to get homes built downtown

Winter Gardens may waive fees for a mixed-use, three-story building with 22 apartments on top

July 16, 2016 01:00PM

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Winter Garden's downtown area

Winter Garden’s downtown area

The City of Winter Garden may waive about $409,000 of fees to induce long-sought residential development in its downtown area. At their July 14 meeting, city commissioners tabled a proposal by developer John Rinehart to build a three-story structure with 11 apartments on each of the top two floors and a commercial tenant on the bottom floor. Rinehart said the project  at 109 South Boyd Street in Winter Garden is infeasible without  the proposed fee waiver. [Orlando Sentinel] — Mike Seemuth