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Park Street to house 420 condos
Council OKs development across from Lake Seminole Park.
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SEMINOLE – The plat outlining lots and streets of 88 townhomes at the soon-to-be Seminole Isle subdivision was unanimously approved at the Aug. 10 City Council meeting.

Formerly known as the Holiday Campground, the more than 100-acre property directly across from Lake Seminole Park is now facing redevelopment in a major way. Stokes and Griffith Properties is the developer. The property was annexed by the city in June of 2000.

When completed, the development will contain 420 condominiums on the property’s west side and 88 townhomes on its east side.

“Everything is on track,” said Mitch Bobowski, the city’s general services director. According to the development’s Web site, buyers may choose between three level townhomes or single level condos, with a water view available in almost every direction. Prices start in the low $300,000. It will be a private, gated community.

Introducing the community officer

Deputy David Swanson was introduced to the council as the new community policing officer. Swanson is replacing Deputy Adam Sarlo who City Manager Frank Edmunds said accepted a recent reassignment with the county’s sheriff department. Swanson is a familiar face around Seminole having served most recently as the School Resource Officer (SRO) at Seminole High School and coach of the girl’s basketball team.

Swanson has been a city resident for 10 years while working at the sheriff’s office for 16.

“I still plan to get over to Seminole High a couple of times a week,” said Swanson. “I want the kids to see me in a different capacity, too.”

Swanson is now making the rounds across the business community to introduce himself.

Another volunteer annexation was approved on second reading by the council. Property owners of the home located at 9933 111th St. N. were unanimously welcomed into the city.

In other news, Edmunds told the council that the city hall/library conversion project is “on schedule and in budget.”

The long-awaited project to improve 66th Avenue near Orange Grove Elementary is lagging somewhat but Edmunds said “not significantly so.” The recent rainy weather has slowed work a bit.
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