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Revision to the communitys 1,500-home final site plan adds one-story villas to the mix of residential housing for baby boomers

EAST MANATEE -- Pulte Home Corp. has submitted revised plans for its $24 million Del Webb community to include semi-detached homes, as well as detached single family homes.

Manatee County Commissioners approved phase one of the 1,500-home community, on 643 acres south of State Road 70 and east of Lorraine Road, last year. The development included multifamily housing built as one-story villas as well as other types of housing.

The revised plan is a clarification to the board approval, according to records filed with Manatee County building and development services by senior project manager, Scott McKenna of Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Sarasota.

Several other changes submitted to the county include: revising the main entrance on Del Webb Boulevard, updating the guardhouse footprint and location, minor changes to the sidewalks and parking lot surrounding the sales center building, and adding piping to serve the future amenity and recreation area that will reportedly include a clubhouse and pool.

Pricing for the Del Webb homes has not been established yet, according to Pulte spokeswoman Valerie Dolenga.

Dolenga added construction of the model homes and the sales center has yet to begin.

Del Webb was the largest recorded land sale in Manatee County in 2014, sold to Pulte by Schroeder-Manatee Ranch Inc.

A Pulte subsidiary, DiVosta, is planning a 179-acre multigenerational community, south of Del Webb in Lakewood Centre, north of Gullett Elementary School and Central Park, the Bradenton Herald reported in February.

A DiVosta spokeswoman said the company is hoping to break ground this year and open for sales by mid-2016.

Kathryn Moschella, Lakewood Ranch reporter can be reached at 941-745-7010. Follow her on Twitter @MoschellaHerald.

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