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West Orange Times & Observer Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019 1 year ago

Ocoee to consider selling property near Clarke Road

City leaders will be holding a public hearing at today’s commission meeting regarding the sale of an 8.5-acre property near Clarke Road and A.D. Mims Road.
by: Eric Gutierrez Staff Writer

Ocoee leaders will be discussing during today’s commission meeting. the potential sale of an 8.5-acre property located in the northeast quadrant of Clarke Road and A.D. Mims Road.

The property originally was part of a 12-acre parcel that the city purchased in 2006 from Silvestri Investment Group of Florida, Inc. for $3.5 million. The purchased the property with the intention of building a new headquarters for the Ocoee Police Department, but those plans changed after the police department was relocated to another facility. The 8.5-acre property is appraised for $1.105 million. Meritage Homes of Florida, Inc. is interested in purchasing the 8.5-acre property for $1.1 million with the purpose of developing a 64-townhome subdivision on it.

This public hearing originally was scheduled for the March 5 commission meeting, however, it was postponed.

Any residents with questions or concerns may contact Ocoee City Hall at (407) 905-3100.

Eric Gutierrez is a staff writer with the West Orange Times & Observer and the West Orange Observer. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2015 with a double major in Journalism and Political Science. Contact Eric at...

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