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Big Week Ahead as Events Showcase The Village of Fenney

By David R. Corder
Daily Sun Senior Writer | Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 8:00 am

Street names like Key Deer Path and Cedar Waxwing represent some of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in the Village  of Fenney.

Just across from Blue Heron Recreation Area, the street sign Penny Lane beckons the next wave of growth into Unit 9.

The Wildwood City Commission votes Monday evening on Unit 9’s final plat, which has plans for 139 single-family detached homes on 25 acres.

Penny Lane also is just a short jaunt from Fenney Recreation Center, where 1,600 people are visiting from 9 a.m. to noon today through Thursday as part of a free, ticketed preview.

Tickets still are available at The Villages Box Office locations at Brownwood, Lake Sumter Landing, Savannah Center and Spanish Springs.

Carpools are recommended.

The sneak peek comes in advance of two big events on Friday. At 9:30 a.m. 

The Villages Recreation Department will have a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at Blue Heron Recreation Area, followed by a 10 a.m. grand opening and ribbon-cutting at Fenney

Recreation Center.

All of this is just a snapshot of the vibrancy of this part of The Villages.

Just to the east of Fenney, considerable site work continues at phase one of the Village of Southern Oaks.

Almost all of the site work debris has been removed from the 274-acre development that includes plans for 850 homes, an 18-hole golf course and two small recreational facilities.

Access is restricted into the eastern section of Fenney and Southern Oaks as construction continues.

Elsewhere in The Villages, the Project Wide Advisory Committee also is dealing with growth.

This resident-staffed advisory group to the Sumter Landing Community Development District is managing the impact of a proposed threefold increase in the 2017-18 amenities division fund in wake of last year’s purchase of recreational assets south of County Road 466.

The committee will convene July 17 to talk about policy and management responsibilities.