After a unanimous planning commission recommendation for approval, the Polk County Board of County Commissioners approved a landowner’s request to change the land use designation from residential to Leisure/Recreation. The 12 acre parcel is located 4.2 miles north of Interstate 4 on Wilder Road and US-98N. Proposed uses include hotel, campground, RV resort, and recreational uses. The owner would like to see an existing campground relocate to the property for the development of a modern “green” campground and resort. Robert J. Stanz is a member of the Florida Green Building Council and is exploring the possibilities of incorporating cutting edge “green” applications to the property uses, including solar energy, pervious pavement, recycled materials, minimal disturbance of soil and existing vegetation, and other concepts.