Tuesday, November 29, 2016

West Villages: Traffic light at IslandWalk and Gran Paradiso

Just received notice from Staff at Rep Julio Gonzalez' office that FDOT has approved moving forward with installation of a traffic light at the community entrances.

Email from Amy Miller copied below:

Good morning, All.

I just received this email from FDOT this morning. They have chosen to do a traffic light. Your developers are responsible for the cost and construction of the light per their contract with Sarasota County. FDOT is notifying the developers and the HOA’s. I am pasting the body of the email I received from FDOT for you below.


"Amy,

We completed our analysis of the intersection of US 41 and Corradino Boulevard/Galleria Boulevard.  Based on the current conditions and need, we will approve the installation of a traffic signal by the developer in accordance with the development agreement with Sarasota County.  The Department will be notifying the developer, in writing of our decision.

We will continue to evaluate the remainder of the US 41 corridor for planned developments in the vicinity.  The evaluations will include identification of median opening treatments, and type of traffic control (traffic signal or roundabouts) as appropriate.  We will evaluate this location and other locations along the corridor in the future as part of these evaluations as development in the area continues.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

-Zac"

Warm Regards,
Amy

District Executive Secretary
Representative Julio Gonzalez
333 Tamiami Trail South #284
Venice, FL 34285
Phone 941-480-3560

Fax 941-480-3562






Ali H. Johnston, MHA, MBA in Real Estate
Realtor®, Lic. Broker #BK3284964
West Villages Realty LLC
Mobile: 941-460-3179
www.WestVillagesRealty.com

Monday, November 28, 2016

Renaissance at the West Villages

The time has finally come! The much anticipated release of the first home plans for Renaissance at the West Villages has happened. Plans, homesites, and pricing information are now available for the newest West Villages district community, located at the northeast corner of US41 and West Villages parkway. 

Mattamy is making available both paired villas and estate size homes, which they call their "Executive" category. Model homes are expected to be ready in February or March of next year.

Unique to this community for the area is the variety of elevation styles that will provide a great diversity in the aesthetic of this mid-size neighborhood with grand plans for amenities!

Please, contact me for pricing, available spec homes, or with any additional questions you may have.

Thanks,


Ali
























Ali H. Johnston, MHA, MBA in Real Estate
Realtor®, Lic. Broker #BK3284964
West Villages Realty LLC
Mobile: 941-460-3179
www.WestVillagesRealty.com

Saturday, November 26, 2016

WEST VILLAGES IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT: next supervisory board meeting

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
11/25/2016
Miscellaneous Notices
WEST VILLAGES
IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
NOTICE OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of the West Villages Improvement District will hold a Regular Board Meeting on December 8th at 11am in a Meeting Room of the City of North Port located at 4970 City Hall Boulevard, North Port, Florida 34286.

The purpose of the Regular Board Meeting is to conduct any business properly coming before the Board. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law. A copy of the Agenda for this meeting may be obtained from the District's website or by contacting the District Manager at (561) 630-4922 and/or toll-free at
1-877-737-4922.

From time to time one or more Supervisors may participate by telephone; therefore, a speaker telephone will be present at the meeting location so that Supervisors may be fully informed of the discussions taking place. The Regular Board Meeting may be continued as found necessary to a time and date specified on the record.

If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this Regular Board Meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at his or her own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based.

In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at this meeting should contact the District Manager at (561) 630-4922 and/or toll free 1-877-737-4922 at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the meeting.

Meetings may be cancelled from time to time without advertised notice.

WEST VILLAGES IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

www.westvillagesid.org

PUBLISH: SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE 11/25/16

Hope to see you there!
Thanks,
Ali


Ali H. Johnston, MHA, MBA in Real Estate
Realtor®, Lic. Broker #BK3284964
West Villages Realty LLC
Mobile: 941-460-3179


If you are considering purchasing a home in this community, I can assist you. My services and extensive resources are of no cost to you, and in most instances, I am even able to save home buyers money.  I do not work for any of the wonderful builders/developers in the West Villages Improvement District, or any others for that matter. My services and information (including the resources provided on all of my websites) are wholly independent of these developers. No other independent professional is more knowledgeable about this community, and enlisting me to assist with your transaction can provide you with a wealth of information as well as saving you money. Please, check out my Venice area website, and contact me for more information.Look forward to hearing from you! 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

West Villages: Oasis Construction Open to Bids

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
11/16/2016
Miscellaneous Notices
WEST VILLAGES
IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR
OASIS (UNIT 4)

AND

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO OPEN RFP RESPONSES

West Villages Improvement District, the Owner, announces that Services will be required for the project listed below:

PROJECT: Request for Proposal for West Villages Improvement District Unit 4 - Oasis.

The contract for construction related services will consist of water, sewer, drainage, roadways, etc., as more specifically set forth in the Project Manual for the Oasis development.

The Project Manual will be available beginning Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Stantec Consulting Services Inc., 6900 Professional Parkway East, Sarasota, FL 34240.

A mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held on this project on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (EST) at the office of the Owner, 19503 S. West Villages Parkway, Suite 14A, Venice, FL 32493. The pre-proposal conference may include, but not be limited to, a discussion of contract requirements, inspections, evaluations, and submittal requirements and may involve a site visit to inspect existing conditions.

Ranking of proposers will be made on the basis of qualifications according to the Evaluation Criteria contained within the Project Manual. The successful proposer(s) will be required to execute a contract with the District and file the requisite Performance and Payment Bonds and Insurance within ten (10) calendar days after execution of the contract. The District has the right to reject any and all proposals, make modifications to the work, award the contract in whole or in part with or without cause to one or more proposers, provide for the delivery of the project in phases, and waive minor or technical irregularities in any proposal, as it deems appropriate; if it determines, at its sole discretion, such rejection is in the best interest of the District. Any proposer who wishes to protest the Project Manual or any component thereof, shall file with the District a written notice of protest within seventy-two (72) hours after receipt of the Project Manual, together with a protest bon
 d in a form acceptable to the District and in the amount of $10,000, and shall file a formal written protest with the District within seven (7) calendar days after the date of timely filing the initial notice of protest. Filing will be perfected and deemed to have occurred upon receipt by the District Engineer. Failure to timely file a notice of protest or failure to timely file a formal written protest shall constitute a waiver of any right to object to or protest the contents of the Project Manual. The formal written protest shall state with particularity the facts and law upon which the protest is based. Any and all questions relative to this project shall be directed in writing only to Kris Wilhoit, Assistant District Engineer, via facsimile 941-907-6910 or e-mail at kris.wilhoit@stantec.com, no later than Friday, December 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Firms desiring to provide services for this project must submit five (5) bound copies of the required proposal section(s) no later than 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016 at the offices of Stantec, 6900 Professional Parkway East, Sarasota, FL 34240, Attention: Mike Kennedy, District Engineer. Additionally, as further described in the Project Manual, each proposer shall supply a bid bond or cashier's check in the sum equal to five percent (5%) of the total amount of the proposal. Proposals shall be submitted in a sealed package, shall bear the name of the proposer on the outside of the package, and shall identify the name of the project. Proposals will be opened at the time and date stipulated below; those received after the time and date stipulated above will be returned un-opened to the proposer. Any proposal not completed as specified or missing the required proposal documents may be disqualified.

Notice of Public Meeting
to Open RFP Responses

A meeting will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016, at the offices of Stantec, 6900 Professional Parkway East, Sarasota, FL 34240. No official action of the District's Board will be taken at this meeting, it is held for the limited purpose of opening the RFP responses. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law. This meeting may be continued to a date, time, and place to be specified on the record at the meeting. Any person requiring special accommodations at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the District Engineer's Office at 941-907-6900 at least five calendar days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955- 8770, for aid in contacting the District Engineer's Office.

Date of pub: November 16, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

West Villages Improvement District: Work on River Road

Just wanted to note that work on River Road has started. Last night, we were on our way back from visiting family for the day, and took I-75 to our 191 River Road exit. There were dozens of dump trucks lined up in three sections, half the road was blocked off with traffic cones, and tons of people that looked like they were either giving or receiving instructions and assignments.

I was a bit in awe of how organized it looked. I mean, this is road construction. No matter how organized it actually is, it never looks it. This was a sight to see. Eric said, "I have never been happy to run into road work, until now."

So...it starts. 👍







Ali H. Johnston, MHA, MBA in Real Estate
Lic. Broker #BK3284964, REALTOR®

West Villages Realty LLC
Office: 941-460-3179
Mobile: 941-539-5771
Email: WestVillagesRealty@gmail.com

[office hours by appointment]
19503 S West Villages Pkwy, #A2
Venice, FL 34293

www.WestVillagesRealty.com



Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Gran Paradiso at the West Villages Offers a New Single-Family Home Plan

Taken from http://granparadisovillage.blogspot.com/2016/11/gran-paradiso-new-summerville-manor.html


Lennar has made available a new home plan to be built in Gran Paradiso at the West Villages. It is called the Summerville. The plan is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, with den and 3 car garage that offers a generous 2,445 square feet under air (yes, the photo says less in error).  It comes with their mid-level series inclusions, being a manor home, and I think it will be quite popular considering the features.




Give me a call or email, if you would like more details.
Ali



Ali H. Johnston, MHA, MBA in Real Estate
Lic. Broker #BK3284964, REALTOR®

West Villages Realty LLC
Office: 941-460-3179
Mobile: 941-539-5771
Email: WestVillagesRealty@gmail.com

[office hours by appointment]
19503 S West Villages Pkwy, #A2
Venice, FL 34293

www.WestVillagesRealty.com



Saturday, October 29, 2016

West Villages: Hot Deals in Gran Paradiso!

Lennar has some hot deals in Gran Paradiso right now.


Let me know if you would like more information on these or any of the build-to-order options in the community.
Ali


Ali H. Johnston, MHA, MBA in Real Estate
Realtor®, Lic. Broker #BK3284964
West Villages Realty LLC
Mobile: 941-460-3179
www.WestVillagesRealty.com

office hours by appointment:
19503 S. West Villages Pkwy, #A2
Venice, FL 34293