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Major progress made inside supersize development

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  • | 2:01 p.m. October 28, 2016
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Construction at Babcock Ranch, the 18,000-acre community being developed by Kitson & Partners about 20 minutes east of Fort Myers in Charlotte County, is proceeding on various fronts.

Kitson is installing necessary infrastructure and building the initial phase of the community's Downtown District, which will feature the Table and Tap restaurant and is on schedule to open Feb. 1.

At the same time, Stock Development, Homes by Towne, Fox Premier Builders and Florida Lifestyle Homes are building furnished model residences in advance of taking sales orders beginning next month in the Lake Timber neighborhood, the ranch's first.

Furnished models could be completed by early next year.

Meanwhile, work on Woodlea Hall, a 9,191-square-foot building that will be the ranch's first civic building and Kitson's offices, is slated to be completed Feb. 1.

Kitson is also paving Babcock Drive, the ranch's main thoroughfare, and has planted more than 500 trees there. The company also is building a bridge that will be a signature piece of the town, constructing a trailhead that will provide access to more than 50 miles of nature trails, working on a water treatment plant that will be finished by year end, and installing irrigation systems and high-speed Internet cable.

Florida Power & Light is also installing transformers in the Lake Timber neighborhood, which will be completed next month.


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