Fire sprinklers no longer required at The Villages

The Villages developer Roch deGolian walked away from the Oct. 15 Fayetteville City Council meeting smiling after council members unanimously approved a measure that will lift a requirement that in-home sprinkler systems be installed in the remaining houses to be built in the subdivision.

The original agreement between The Villages developers and City of Fayetteville representatives goes back more than 15 years ago, and it allowed for an unprecedented density of detached, single-family homes, which would be connected by a series of narrow one-way streets. One of the conditions to the agreement was that in-home fire sprinkler systems be built (more…)

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