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Wellington villagers provide input on Lake Wellington, town center project

Posted at 12:06 AM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 04:43:22-05

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Wellington is now a little closer at deciding what it wants and doesn’t want in a redevelopment just south of Lake Wellington, on the water and in the town center area.

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On Wednesday, there were round table discussions where groups considering every possibility and then presented to the room.

“Water features was a no,” one table’s leader said.

“Is this something we need or something we want?” another leader asked.

“Definitely want a boardwalk,” another one said.

Village management is listening, trying to narrow down what the villagers want, and then make a recommendation to the council for them to decide.

Asst. Village Manager Jim Barnes told us after the meeting, “Based on what I heard moving around table to table, there seemed to be consensus, the boardwalk along the boardwalk as well as overall pedestrian and alternative circulation throughout the entire town center.

The village has already approved $1 million for this fiscal year for the project, and now they have to work through the fine details.

“There was a desire for parking, the question was how to we provide that? More surface parking which is tough if you don’t eliminate elements or a parking structure or what have you?

There is a town hall meeting on Feb. 13 on this project. The public is invited to attend and provide input.