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Billion dollar "town" could be reality

December 10, 2003

Lee County-- Developers are envisioning a billion dollar "town" of sorts in Lee County. Of course, it will take at least a quarter of a century to see the dream turn into reality.

In November, a small group of people bought Oakland Plantation off Highway 82 at Cookville Road. There's talk of turning the more than 5,500 acre property into a new community with homes, businesses, even churches and schools.

Langford Holbrook, County Administrator, says "We have not had too many situations in Lee County, probably none at this point, that we've had that much land proposed to be developed with an overall concept from the beginning. As a planner that is exciting to me."

When all is said and done, the projected worth of the investment will be more than a billion dollars. Of course, the plan is in the very early stages of what's sure to be a long-term development.

Posted at 4:09 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com