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Old 02-22-2020, 08:46 AM
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Fenney broke ground three years ago with the promise that soon there would be infrastructure and two bridges connecting us on the South side of SR 44 to Brownwood and golf cart assessable activities. Since then, over 1,500 homes have been built, new ones pop up daily, Magnolia Plaza continues to be a waste land, no infrastructure other than cart paths that go in circles, no grocery store, no drug store, only one small restaurant that holds maybe 150 people (although the food is good) and no truthful or published response from The Villages Leadership or Family about when these promises will be addressed. Can't someone publish a schedule about when construction will commence. Why is it so hard to be truthful and honest with Villagers south of SR 44? My perception, the family's focus is on getting Chitty Chatty ready to build houses so they can sell, sell, sell, sell and reap profits. Why else would the second bridge over SR 44 be the focal point? Hey, don't forget about us down in the Fenney, McClure, Isles, Marsh Bend and Deluna areas. We bought on a promise, now will someone deliver?
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Old 02-22-2020, 09:11 AM
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Sometimes, things don't go as planned.
Sometimes, completion dates are over optimistic.
Sometimes, planners and developers meet up with delays with permits from county or state etc.
Sometimes, developers are a litte shy with the truth.
Sometimes, shortage of craftsmen is a problem.
Sometimes developers are assett rich, but cash poor.

Probaly among all the sometimes, are the facts.
One thing for sure, all that was promised will arrive. Sometime!!
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Sometimes, things don't go as planned.
Sometimes, completion dates are over optimistic.
Sometimes, planners and developers meet up with delays with permits from county or state etc.
Sometimes, developers are a litte shy with the truth.
Sometimes, shortage of craftsmen is a problem.
Sometimes developers are assett rich, but cash poor.

Probaly among all the sometimes, are the facts.
One thing for sure, all that was promised will arrive. Sometime!!
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Do you really think "The Villages Leadership" reads TOTV?
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Old 02-22-2020, 09:42 AM
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May want to go to the offices in Brownwood rather than post on ToTV. Jus a thought. I've never heard of promised completion dates.





Wish all we want, but no body can force retailers to fill store fronts in Southern Oaks or Brownwood. I'm surprised the store fronts built on speculation. That's a lot of risk.





Regarding bridges, are all government approvals complete???.......I have not heard. I heard target dates, not promised dates.
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Do you really think "The Villages Leadership" reads TOTV?

Yep, you can bet they do.

A perfect example was thread a while back, on the abominable conditions (and premature failure...sound familiar?) of the green street signs...with photo's attached.

Within just a few short weeks, those (and other) failing signs...were replaced.

Just a pure coincidence?


If anyone believes that...I have this bridge for sale.
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I think I would be frustrated also. But, I have seen other housing developments go a lot worse. I know people in Virginia who bought condos for $850K in 2006, and before the building was even finished, the new prices dropped to $650K. There are gated golf communities in the Carolinas that sat half empty for years because the developer couldn't sell them. At least The Villages property values seem to be holding up, so you can usually get your money back if you want.
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Of course they do....this is their Comedy Central
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The main takeaway from your post that any reasonable person should agree with is this: The developer owes updated and reliable information to the residents. They were quick to publish optimistic anticipated times in their sales literature and should correct it now that those estimates are long past.
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Yep, you can bet they do.

A perfect example was thread a while back, on the abominable conditions (and premature failure...sound familiar?) of the green street signs...with photo's attached.

Within just a few short weeks, those (and other) failing signs...were replaced.

Just a pure coincidence?


If anyone believes that...I have this bridge for sale.

Not a Developer Issue.
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Fenney broke ground three years ago with the promise that soon there would be infrastructure and two bridges connecting us on the South side of SR 44 to Brownwood and golf cart assessable activities. Since then, over 1,500 homes have been built, new ones pop up daily, Magnolia Plaza continues to be a waste land, no infrastructure other than cart paths that go in circles, no grocery store, no drug store, only one small restaurant that holds maybe 150 people (although the food is good) and no truthful or published response from The Villages Leadership or Family about when these promises will be addressed. Can't someone publish a schedule about when construction will commence. Why is it so hard to be truthful and honest with Villagers south of SR 44? My perception, the family's focus is on getting Chitty Chatty ready to build houses so they can sell, sell, sell, sell and reap profits. Why else would the second bridge over SR 44 be the focal point? Hey, don't forget about us down in the Fenney, McClure, Isles, Marsh Bend and Deluna areas. We bought on a promise, now will someone deliver?
Rte .44 Brownwood Bridge


Those who benefit from negativity about the new areas are those who cannot sell houses in the new area. I always wonder about things like this.
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My perception, the family's focus is on getting Chitty Chatty ready to build houses so they can sell, sell, sell, sell and reap profits. Why else would the second bridge over SR 44 be the focal point? Hey, don't forget about us down in the Fenney, McClure, Isles, Marsh Bend and Deluna areas. We bought on a promise, now will someone deliver?
Well guess what? Those soon to be NEW Villagers of Chitty Chatty will have golf cart access to shopping at Lake Deaton Plaza along with golfing at Championship Courses way before anyone down in Fenney, McClure, Isles, Marsh Bend and the Deluna areas will ever see. The bridge over 44 will guarantee that, as the Turnpike bridge sits and collects rust awaiting the approval from FDOT that is held up due to the widening project. Of course all is well and why should you ever complain. Cue the Koolies in three, two, one....
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Yep, you can bet they do.

A perfect example was thread a while back, on the abominable conditions (and premature failure...sound familiar?) of the green street signs...with photo's attached.

Within just a few short weeks, those (and other) failing signs...were replaced.

Just a pure coincidence?


If anyone believes that...I have this bridge for sale.
I think the street signs are the responsibility of the County Public Works Department. Public Works Department | Sumter County, FL - Official Website

And as for that bridge ...... you bought it..... it's yours!
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The main takeaway from your post that any reasonable person should agree with is this: The developer owes updated and reliable information to the residents. They were quick to publish optimistic anticipated times in their sales literature and should correct it now that those estimates are long past.
Villagers take projections as promises. Not sure why you think the "owe" us anything other than projections. I assume, they assume, that we are adults and understand how construction can change, how regulatory bodies can impact schedules and how "business's" choose markets and make determinations based on revenue where they will put their stores. You bought into a dynamic community, one that will ebb and flow until you sections is built out. It might be difficult for you but the Developer owes you nothing and it is their business to manage.
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