- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials in Palm Beach County have given the go-ahead to convert Burt Reynolds’ former ranch into a 30-home development.

The actor sold the 153-acre Jupiter Farms site during bankruptcy proceedings in the 1990s, but it played host to scenes from “Smokey and the Bandit” and Reynolds’ wedding to Loni Anderson.

Commissioners unanimously approved a plan Monday to double the number of homes previously agreed to be built on the site.

The Palm Beach Post (http://bit.ly/1mSlSs3 ) reports that homes will be clustered on about 40 percent of the property, with the remainder kept as open space.


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Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com