Three things to watch for at tonight’s Winter Garden City Commission

Commissioner will discuss a rezoning for land at Foundation Academy, a special election to fill Bobby Olszewski's seat and an Oakland Park amenity center.

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  • | 11:21 a.m. July 14, 2016
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Three things to watch for at tonight’s Winter Garden City Commission:

Possible changes coming to Foundation Academy’s South Campus on Tilden Road. The school is requesting to rezone 67.66 acres of land to Planned Unit Development, in order to develop educational and sports facilities, as a well as a commercial development and a communication tower. The first reading of the rezoning is tonight. 

Commissioners will vote on a resolution announcing a special election to fill the District 3 commissioner seat, as Commissioner Bobby Olszewski announced his resignation, effective Dec. 6. Olszewski is resigning because he is running for the District 1 Board of County Commissioners seat. The resolution commissioners will vote on tonight declares the special election will be held Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. If a run-off election is required, the vote will occur Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017.

An amenity center could be coming to Oakland Park’s Phase 4A. Commissioners vote on the site plan tonight. If approved, residents get a neighborhood amenity center with a community building, pool with beach entry, pavilions, play areas, slide hill, event lawns, outdoor fireplace, lake feature with dock, walking trails and parking area. 

The meeting will also include a discussion on Newton Park Pier improvements, bars on windows, an update on golf carts and an update on the project at Dillard Street and Colonial Drive. 


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