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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 5 days ago

Rezoning for proposed office heads to Winter Garden leaders for first reading

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Ordinance 19-15, which will see its first reading tonight, pertains to the rezoning request for a proposed office development.
by: Gabby Baquero News Editor

Tonight, Winter Garden commissioners will hear the first reading for a proposed ordinance that would pave the way for a new commercial development.

The applicant behind the rezoning request, VMG Construction, aims to rezone a 0.54-acre property located at 43 First Street from C-2 (Arterial Commercial District) to PCD (Planned Commercial Development, according to city documents.

The company plans to build a one-story, 3,400-square-foot office building to house its headquarters on the south side of the property, according to the project’s application. The plans also include a new parking area, sidewalks, drive aisles and landscaping, and the project may also house other office uses. 

Currently, the property houses 1,800-square-foot masonry commercial office building constructed in 1920, and a 1,500-square-foot warehouse building constructed in 2016. The south side of the property has an asphalt-paved parking area.

City staff has recommended approval of the proposed ordinance. The ordinance’s second reading is scheduled for the following Winter Garden City Commission meeting on March 28.

Any residents with questions or concerns may contact Winter Garden City Hall at (407) 656-4111. Click here to view the full agenda.

Gabby is the news editor for the West Orange Times and Windermere Observer newspapers. Have a story tip? Contact her at (352) 448-5856 or at [email protected]....

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