WW II bomb detonations at Orlando development upsets neighbors
An image from a 2017 Powerpoint presentation from the Vista Lakes developer showing pieces of munition found on the site, including practice bombs, rifle grenades and rockets from a bazooka. ORLANDO, Fla. - Complaints continue over the planned Vista Park development as neighbors still struggle with the project's size, paired with controlled detonations. The 1,500-acre plot just off Lee Vista Boulevard used to be home to Pinecastle Jeep Range, which the military used as a bombing range during the World War II era. Benjamin Rodriguez served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and lives in nearby Vista Lakes. News 6 acquired a recent letter from Orlando City Commissioner Jim Gray, which addresses the trees being cut down.