Also, council members gave Patrick Kirkland
a six-month extension to build a proposed 132-unit retirement community east of Babcock Street.Kirkland, president and chief executive officer of Tropical Village of Orlando, said construction of the 12-acre Pelican Bay Club north of Palm Bay Road should begin within a month and residents can move in early next year.
The first buildings will be the clubhouse and congregate living building, followed by 11 three-story residential buildings.Rentals will range from $575 to $676 a month, Kirkland
said the complex will be similar to one that Tropical Village runs in Newport Richie.
Resident Dorothy Nunn expressed concern that the complex may include young people who could impact already-overcrowded schools.But Kirkland
said only 1 percent to 2 percent of residents in their other sites are younger than 55.