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Pulte nixes marina development on former East Lake Toho fish camp

Pulte Homes had planned to build an upscale marina community on the former East Lake Fish Camp, but the builder no longer has a contract on the 96-acre parcel.
Pulte Homes had planned to build an upscale marina community on the former East Lake Fish Camp, but the builder no longer has a contract on the 96-acre parcel. (Osceola County)

UPDATED: FEBRUARY 24, 2016 4:30 PM — A plan to convert the Boggy Creek Resort and RV Park into an upscale boating community appears to be dead in the water.

Pulte Homes had applied in January to rezone the 96-acre parcel, formerly known as East Lake Fish Camp, for low-density residential use.

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"We no longer have the property under contract," Pulte VP of Land Clint Ball told GrowthSpotter Wednesday. "We are not going to advance the rezoning. I don't know if the owner will choose to continue it."

Ball said he was disappointed the two sides couldn't close the deal. He said the cost of removing the existing infrastructure, including a private sewer treatment plant, made the project financially unfeasible. "It's a beautiful piece of property," he said. "I think eventually someone will come in and buy it."

Pulte Group is the latest developer to propose a new subdivision in Osceola catering to boaters who want direct lake access, applying to rezone 96 acres on Boggy Creek Road.

The rezoning application hasn't been withdrawn, but was not brought back before Osceola's Development Review Committee for a late January meeting, as expected.

John Adams, planner on the project for Rj Whidden & Associates on behalf of Pulte had told the DRC in early January the developer planned to build a community along the same lines as AV Homes' Bellalago, with a private 150-slip marina on East Lake Tohopekaliga.

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