Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Just Returned from a Mini Vacation to Catch Up on the News
Commissioner’s Reports from the Wise County Messenger

Published Thursday, July 15, 2004

"In other business, commissioners:- granted variances to Grand Harbor, a large development on the west side of Lake Bridgeport, which would allow 100-foot lot spacing at the right of way instead of the county’s current 150-foot minimum and a sideyard setback of 5 feet instead of 10 feet under the county’s rules. In exchange the developer has promised to provide a fire protection system with fire hydrants every 500 feet which would be fully charged and pressurized with the development’s private water system."

Published Sunday, July 12, 2004

"Developers of the Grand Harbor Subdivision, located on a portion of the former Sid Richardson Boy Scout Ranch property on the west side of Lake Bridgeport, will appear to ask for variances in its preliminary plat.Among those variances are reducing lot size width from 150 feet to 100 feet.In return, the county wants the developer to put in a fire protection system that ties into the subdvision’s water supply system."

Developers buying Scout Land All Around Us 

The Former Horizon Wilderness Scout Ranch (Northwest Texas Area Council), a 1150 acres camp located on Amon Carter Lake, was sold several months ago to Silver Lakes Ranch (currently under development). It offers a 2300-acre master planned community with 2-5 acre homesites, a swimming Pool, a recreational park, and a private lake.

To visit the community, travel North on Hwy 287 to the Hwy 101 exit. The information center is on the Northeast corner across from the convenience store. To visit the web site of Silver Lakes Ranch go to http://www.silverlakesranch.com/

Silver Lakes Ranch is a Bluegreen Community with developments in several states – and  9 resort developments in Texas alone. Bluegreen was recently named by Fortune magazine as "one of the 100 fastest growing companies in the United States. To learn about corporate information go to their site at http://www.bluegreenonline.com./

These photos of Silver Lakes Ranch were taken 7/23/04

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