Lake Flores is a master-planned mixed-use community on 1300 acres. It is an infill property surrounded by development that has been in place for decades, and for fifty plus years this property has been a farm. Over this time, traffic has increased as a result of many factors, such as:
- Population growth throughout Manatee County
- Delays in needed improvement to existing infrastructure
- Increased tourism
- Lack of safe alternative modes of transportation to popular destinations
Just as we have not contributed to the existing traffic, our new community will not do anything to alleviate this traffic on existing roads surrounding the property. Rather, Lake Flores is being designed to mitigate the internal traffic it generates by means of an alternative roadway network and the promotion of alternative means of transportation other than automobiles.
The community will have a multi-modal trail connecting one end of the community to the Town Center and Main Street traversing residential and work areas. By the very nature of the mixed use design, walk-able streets, bike lanes, higher density, and reduced setback requirements will allow residents and visitors alike to move around within the community easily without a car. By promoting alternative means of moving around by walking, bicycling, shuttles, and trolleys, dependency on auto traffic is reduced and a safer and healthier community is created.