October 21, 2014

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Video: Babcock Ranch Tour

The vintage Florida way of life meets development.

| 4/1/2008
The Babcock Ranch in Charlotte and Lee counties was the largest purchase to date for Forever Florida, a program that buys environmentally sensitive land. Now, land clearing is underway for a mixed-used development by Kitson & Partners, which envisions nearly 20,000 homes and 6 million square feet of commercial and office space.

But how will this wildlife habitat work with new residents as neighbors? Trend’s Amy Keller toured the ranch that still demonstrates the old Florida way of life. Push the play button to watch the video below.

Tags: North Central, Agriculture, Environment, Housing/Construction

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