D.R. Horton's efforts to develop in Cape Coral are meeting resistance from homeowners, wildlife groups, and recreation enthusiasts, according News-Press staffer Frank Bumb.

Bumb reports that local residents are concerned about losing what they contend is the the last open green space in Cape Coral.Barth Wolf, a neighbor to the golf course property, is president of SaveOurRecreation.us, which is a group trying to maintain the golf course as a recreation and wildlife destination.

“We think it makes sense to keep this as a green space for generations to come,” Wolf said. “Once you put 600 homes in there, it’s gone forever.”

For its part, Horton is meeting with local citizens about the project.

“DR Horton is evaluating this property and meeting with concerned stakeholders about developing a high quality residential community that respects the historical nature of the property, its designation within the CRA and the limited funding available for public land expansion,” Jonathan Pentecost, division president of Southwest Florida for D.R. Horton told Bumb in an email.

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