Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Braves Pick West Villages!


The team is in exclusive negotiations with Sarasota County and the City of North Port

By Staff Report
SARASOTA - The Atlanta Braves announced Tuesday that the organization has picked Sarasota County for its new spring training complex. The team is in exclusive negotiations with the county and the city of North Port to move operations as soon as the 2019 spring season.

The Braves previously announced plans to move to a new spring training center in 2019, after the team's lease ends at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando. Team executives have tried negotiating with Sarasota, Palm Beach and Collier counties over the past year.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Next West Villages Improvement District Supervisory Board Meeting

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Miscellaneous Notices

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of the West Villages Improvement District will hold a Regular Board Meeting on January 12, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. 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.



PUBLISH: 01/03/17

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Oasis at the West Villages RFP Committee Meeting Announced

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Miscellaneous Notices


West Villages Improvement District announces that the Oasis Phase 1 (Unit 4) RFP Committee ("Committee") meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017, at 1:30pm at 19503 S. West Villages Parkway, Suite 14A, Venice, FL 32493 for the purpose of evaluating received responsive proposals on the basis of qualifications according to the evaluation criteria contained within the Project Manual. No official action of the District's Board will be taken at this meeting. 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.

Each person who decides to appeal any decisions made by the Oasis Phase 1 (Unit 4) RFP Committee with respect to any matter considered at the meeting is advised that person will need a record of the proceedings and that accordingly, the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based.

Date of pub: Dec. 27, 2016

Neighborhood Meeting for "Village D" Pattern Plan Announced

From http://granparadisovillage.blogspot.com/2016/12/next-neighborhood-meeting-for.html

Charlotte Sun
Miscellaneous Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE A neighborhood meeting will be held on January 10, 2017 at 6 PM at the Englewood Sports Complex, 1300 S. River Road, Englewood, FL 34223, to discuss a proposed Village District Pattern Plan (VDPP) for Village D. The subject property for Village D  is a 626.40+/- acre parcel located along the south side of South Tamiami Trail, west of West Villages Parkway, east of Islandwalk, in North Port, Florida. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the community about existing site conditions, upcoming steps in the VDPP process, and to seek their input. This is the third public workshop in a series for this project.

Publish: December 26, 2016
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See you January 10th!

If you are considering purchasing a home in this community, I can assist you. My services are of no cost to you, and in most every instance, 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!

Ali H. Johnston, MHA, MBA in Real Estate
Realtor®, Lic. Broker #BK3284964
West Villages Realty LLC
Mobile: 941-539-5771

Saturday, December 3, 2016

From Herald Tribune: In surprise move, state OKs two Venice hospitals

Great news for the West Villages! Choice is a good thing.

From http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161202/in-surprise-move-state-oks-two-venice-hospitals

Competing proposals from Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital are approved.

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

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.


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.


Warm Regards,

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

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.



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