In March 2020, Lake County began the Hooks Street Alternative Corridor Evaluation Study which focuses on the proposed extension of Hooks Street from Hancock Road to Hartle Road (CR 455) in southeastern Lake County. This Study area is located within the City of Clermont and the anticipated corridor is approximately 1.5 miles in length.
The purpose of this Study is to create system continuity in the area and to provide additional multimodal options that support economic development goals. As alternatives are identified and evaluated, the Study team will consider this corridor's setting, the area's needs, and public input. The public is invited to share their ideas and concerns throughout the Study and may do so on the Share Your Thoughts page. It is anticipated that this Study will be completed by early 2021 with the final engineering and design to begin immediately after.
The Hooks Street Alternative Corridor Evaluation Public Hearing will be held as an agenda item as part of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners meeting, scheduled on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at the Lake County Administration Building in the Board Chambers (2nd floor), located at 315 W. Main Street, Tavares, Florida 32778. The County Commission meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the Public Hearing to be held after that time, as determined by the Board meeting agenda. The Hearing will focus on the Recommended (Build) Alternative. Notices are being sent to all property owners and tenants located within at least 300 feet on either side of the proposed recommended project, as well as to other elected leaders, government agencies, and individuals interested in the project.
To accommodate social distancing, interested persons may attend the Public Hearing virtually via Zoom with a computer or smart device. All information regarding the Board meeting and how to participate in virtual meetings is available on the Lake County Board of County Commissioners Agendas and Meetings website at the following link: https://lakecountyfl.gov/board_agendas/board_agendas_and_actions.aspx
The Zoom link and the call-in number to the Board meeting will also be available at the website link listed above on the day of the presentation.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require language translation or interpretive services, which is provided at no cost, or those who required special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), had the opportunity to request assistance by contacting Fred Martin, Lake County Title VI/Nondiscrimination and ADA Coordinator, at 352.343.9653 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.