More Development Proposed Along Peace Creek Canal

A low-lying area along the Peace Creek Drainage Canal near the intersection of U.S. 27 and Cypress Gardens Boulevard may be the site of a future residential/commercial development, the Winter Haven Sun reports.

Various development proposals, including a regional mall, have been proposed for the site dating to the 1980s.

Despite some Winter Haven officials’ statements about protecting the Peace Creek, much of in the portion of the Peace Creek basin near U.S. 27 has been rezoned for intense development.

The project site is in the upper left of this picture, which was taken after the 2004 hurricanes.

It is obvious from this image that some serious engineering would be need to precede any development.

Watch the city agendas for public hearing dates for this project.