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A brush-covered lot in a residential neighborhood in Immokalee might hold the key to whether the Immokalee Area Master Plan amendment will eventually pass or not.
The lot is Collier County Commissioner Tom Henning’s property and was the reason he abstained from voting on the amendment late last year.
The property, which is owned by the Rogers Trust of which Henning is a part, is located at 1233 18th St. N., just off Lake Trafford Road. It was purchased in 2007 for $49,000, according to the Collier County Property Appraiser’s Office.
Under the proposed future land use map, the property would be able to be zoned high-residential, which would allow it to be used for multi-family units or less intensive structures like single-family homes or duplexes.
The property is for sale, according to the website for Downing-Frye Realty, and is listed at $27,000. However, Daily News staff members who went by the property this week said no sign was in front of the property indicating it was for sale.
Henning, who lives in Naples but owns the property in Immokalee, will not be able to vote on the straw ballot on Tuesday, which is restricted to voters who live within the boundaries of the areas affected by the proposed master plan. However, the commissioners will have the ultimate say on the master plan, which is expected to come back before them in September.
Henning did not return requests for comment about the property.