Bradenton 229-acre residential development near Mixon Farms ready to move forward
BY MARK YOUNG
It’s being called one of the biggest development projects inside of the city limits in decades, and it’s boasted to be one of the most technological residential developments in the world.
The 229-acre property dubbed The Villages of Glen Creek — named for Glen Creek that the property surrounds — is being designed for “Generations X, Y and Z,” said Mike Lawson, director of land development for the Metro Development Group. “This is a large enough development to accommodate all the uses for each generation that all have one thing in common: They want more technology.”
Ward 3 Councilman Patrick Roff said he has liked the project from its inception.
“It was one of the better projects that came at us in the midst of the housing boom, and I’m looking forward to following through on those plans,” he said. “More than 1,370 homes will increase our tax base so we can have increased revenue without adding taxes to current residents. And I like the idea that you will have retail space on site, which helps the economy. A lot of developers are shying away from that.”