Owners propose Wellington development for owners of horses and airplanes

The proposed 150-acre development site, known as Flying Cow Ranch, has a rarely used, 1,800-foot unpaved runway that would be extended to 4,000 feet

Jun.June 17, 2018 04:40 PM

The Aero Club community in Wellington (Credit: Ron Boyajian / FltPlan.com)

The owners of a tree farm in Wellington with an unpaved runway have applied to the village for approval to build houses on the 150-acre property together with barns or airplane hangars.

Mark, Timothy and Patricia McCarthy own the property, which is known as the Flying Cow Ranch.

They have proposed a master plan for construction of 30 houses, a clubhouse, a recreational area and a tie-down area for airplanes, plus barns for horse owners and hangars for airplane owners.

Their proposed master plan also would allow them to extend the property’s 1,800-foot runway to 4,000 feet. The rarely used, unpaved runway is registered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as Loxahatchee Airport.

Critics of the proposed Flying Cow Ranch development include residents of a nearby community called Aero Club, which has its own runway used by residents who own airplanes.

Some residents of Aero Club are concerned that their flight operations would conflict with those at the proposed Flying Cow Ranch development.

However, the FAA determined this year that a 4,000-foot runway at the Flying Cow Ranch property would not compromise the safety of Wellington’s airspace.

 Wellington’s Equestrian Preserve Committee will review the Flying Cow Ranch proposal at its meeting on Aug. 1, and the village’s Planning, Zoning and Adjustment Board will review it at a Sept. 12 meeting.

The village council could consider whether to approve the proposal in October. [Palm Beach Post] – Mike Seemuth

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