According to the Orlando Sentinel a controversial plan to allow developer Chris Dorworth access to a popular wilderness area just north of Orlando that's currently owned by Seminole County is still being debated. The ongoing tug of war started in late 2018 when the developer's original plan to build hundreds of homes, townhomes and apartments on a different parcel that was inside Seminole county's protected rural boundary was shot down. Dorworth has proposed moving his development to another location which has created another dispute.

Those plans show a community filled with up to 328 single-family homes, 287 townhouses, 955 apartments, 945 university dormitories for the University of Central Florida campus, and a hotel. It also includes up to 620,000 square feet of office and commercial space.

Commissioner Lee Constantine said he wanted to discuss the proposed land trade with other commissioners after the county received thousands of emails from irate residents from around the state blasting the board for agreeing in January to consider trading away the county’s 240-acre Econ River Wilderness Area for the 669-acre Hi-Oaks Ranch property.

Commissioners, at the time, said they wanted to at least look at any development plans Dorworth had in mind for the county land, and then decide whether it was worth moving forward with the trade to settle his lawsuit.

“Three months ago, we made a decision to look at the possibility of the swap, and since that time we received more than 6,000 emails,” Constantine said. “It was always our understanding that we have the right to get out of this [proposed trade] at any time, for any reason.

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