The Real Deal Miami

WCI to build in Parkland

April 25, 2011 09:56AM

Despite a history of building homes with tainted Chinese drywall,
Parkland’s City Commission agreed to allow WCI, which is based in Bonita
Springs, to build more homes there. WCI owns land in Heron Bay, and a
3-1 vote means it can now execute its plans to construct 196 homes on
the land. The effort to prevent WCI from building in the city was led by
John Willis, a former Heron Bay homeowner, who argued that WCI
executives knew about drywall issues but still let buyers move into such
homes. The approval came in part from a fear that WCI would sue the
city if its plans were not approved. City attorneys agreed with the
premise that WCI had the right to build under the law. [Palm
Beach Post]