Developer faces backlash over Cape Coral golf course development

Published: November 11, 2016 11:31 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A developer wants to build houses over the abandoned Cape Coral Country Club.

DR Horton, a national home builder, wants to change the property’s future land use from recreation to residential so they can build homes.

However, not all residents are happy about it; some neighbors want to keep the peace and quiet while others believe the golf club is an eyesore.

A DR Horton representative told WINK News the company has worked “very carefully and patiently” with the community to create a neighborhood that blends in well with their surroundings, even making financial cutbacks to their original plan due to opposition from residents.

The company submitted a land use change application but no public hearing has been scheduled at this time.