The City of Weeki Wachee has approved an 86-unit apartment complex. This will result in massive growth for the City, which currently has a population of 3 residents. The current mayor, Robyn Anderson, was the lone vote against the project.
It will be interesting to see if the 86 new residents choose to keep her as mayor or if she will be replaced by the new residents. Also of interest to the new residents will be the debt that the town is carrying. This debt has been a reason why the tiny town has not been swallowed by the county.
The new residents will be able to decide if they want to dissolve the city and join the county. If they choose to do this, the county will most likely add a special assessment to the taxes of the residents of the current city until the debt is paid.
The land the apartments are suppose to built upon is an oddly shaped 9.6 acres that has access on uS-19. The access is located behind the Dollar General and the Motel Six across from the park. The apartments are planned to be built behind the Dollar General store. Surrounding all of these properties is a swath of land owned by South West Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD).
Wendover Housing Partners of Altamonte Springs is proposing to build the apartments. The company that currently owns the land is Greystone LLP. The development is currently waiting on special incentives to be granted.
If the apartment complex is built, the future of the City of Weeki Wachee will depend on the decisions made by its new residents.