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October 25th, 2016 12:20 PM 

It was a pleasure to sit in and watch our county government at work today. We had over 100 people attend the Commissioners Meeting this morning and on that agenda was the vote to authorize the Chairman to execute the Contract for Sale and Purchase the land known as Rolling Hills Golf Course.  They informed us that the sale price would be $3,950,000 and that the appraisal came in at $6 Million. So, a good deal for all involved.  They have over 250 days to complete the sale (the State has to approve a move of $1.5 Million from the Jette Park project to this project). Once that is approved, we should be good to go. Want to thank all the folks that supported the Save Rolling Hills initiative and our County Commissioners who all supported this. 

December 16th, 2016 10:22 AM 

Well, many will argue about government in our lives but this event is why we need it. From 1926 to 2014 Rolling Hills Golf Club severed the people of Central Florida. It was then sold to a company with the intent to develop it.    

In 2016, Seminole County started to negotiate with the developers and came to an agreement in November to purchase the land for $3,950,000 to develop a large park.  

The only stipulation was approval by the State to move $1.5 Million from the Jetty Park project over to Rolling Hills which occurred here in December of 2016. So, over the next 3 years, we should see the transition of this area into a wonderful park to serve our neighborhood.  Maggie and I had an aerial photoshoot for one of our listings and I thought it would be nice for all of us to have access to that picture (I added the hole numbers).  We have served and loved this place for so many years. Thank you again Seminole County for saving this area. Details of the Counties Plan 

March 2nd, 2018 2:06 PM 

Tonight, the County presented their plan to create a special tax district for the next 15 years. It would impact about 450 homes near the old course.  It is developed to pay for the clean-up that is required by the State to allow this land to be a park.  Still much more to be done but it does seem that we as homeowners will be asked to share in this project.  It seems that it may be as low as $93 a year for 15 years but that is not guaranteed at this point.  The number will be fixed before we vote on it sometime in May 2018. There is also another price tier for homes on the course of $185 a year.  As they will have the greatest uplift in home value across the 98 acres of green space in our community. Information on the Special Tax. 
 
All in all, I think it is a good thing to do.  We need 65% of the families to agree so it will not go easy but as they said ONCE THE LAND IS GONE. IT'S GONE.  Better a place for our children's children to play than a place for a developer to make millions.  I served as this Club's President back in 1998/1999 and we nearly went to a waiting list because our membership was so full.  It did not happen and now we are left with land to be developed into what we want or what developers want. 

The good news is we get to vote...Vote Yes! 

Work in Progress 2020 - 2022 

During this time they have taken soil samples and removed bad soil and replaced it with untainted soil. The area off of North where the clubhouse stored their lawn equipment was leveled and cleaned. The clubhouse, clubhouse pool, pro shop, and cart area were all removed and cleaned. They dug out the cart path to the 10th tee box and revamped the ponds around the property with helpful shrubbery. The county also removed any problem trees and trimmed up others and then planted trees around the whole park. Most recently they have started to put in the sidewalks one all the way down Roxboro from Raymond by the church. It is great to see so much work being done. Below is everything the county plans on doing for the park, it is going to be great!! 

July 2022 

Rolling Hills Community Park Project Page 

July 2022 Update - Click Here for Video and for the Seminole County Website Click Here. 

Rolling Hills Area Corridor Improvements Phase 1 

This will affect Raymond St down to North St and then up Palm Springs towards 434.  

Click here for the Video and Click here for the Website with more information. 

 

 

Rolling Hills Community Park Master Plan 

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