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County exploring possible relocation sites for the fairgrounds
Purchase of land would be funded through the sale of existing fairgrounds

RELEASE DATE: August 17, 2012

TAVARES – Lake County, in response to an inquiry made by the Lake County Fair Association, is exploring land options for the possible acquisition of property that could subsequently be used for the relocation of the Lake County Fairgrounds, located at 2101 N. County Road 452 in Eustis.

The process, at this point, is strictly a fact-finding endeavor and no funds have been identified or budgeted for a possible land purchase. In the event that the acquisition of property is approved, revenue generated from the sale of the existing fairgrounds site would be used to make the purchase. 

The County is interested in hearing from property owners whose land meets specific criteria. Property owners must contact the County no later than Oct. 1 for their land to be considered.

The area of interest is mainly concentrated in the central portion of Lake County, and stretches from the western to eastern County line, as far north as Tavares and as far south as Groveland. The property must be uplands, consist of 80-200 usable acres and be suitable for rezoning to PFD (Public Facilities). Additionally, there must be legal access to the property and it cannot be divided by a bridge, highway or other structure.

Furthermore, other conditions include:

• The price must be negotiable
• Lake County pays no real estate commission
• Lake County pays no closing costs
• Any restrictions on the property and/or title must be disclosed

For more information or to submit a response, call Quinnette Durkin at 352-343-9787 or email qdurkin@lakecountyfl.gov.
 

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Quinnette Durkin
352-343-9787
qdurkin@lakecountyfl.gov

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