- June 6, 2017
OCOEE – A planned residential development with 43 homes received the final go-ahead after city leaders approved all permits needed to start construction during the Sept. 19 City Commission meeting.
The coming 10.91-acre development, Ocoee Reserve, will be located on property south of Silver Star Road, west of Good Homes Road and east of Johio Shores Road, with a single access and exit point located on Silver Star. Public documents list the approved density at four dwelling units per acre.
Developer Avex Homes, which has a total of 10 communities in Orlando and Tampa, will offer homeowners the chance to customize their future homes. Avex Homes President Eric Marks said he hopes to break ground on the estimated $10 million project in November with a tentative opening in June or July 2018.
“At that point, we’ll have some spec homes available, but we typically like to build to the request of our customers, with upgraded cabinets and countertops and those type of things, so we wait for the sale of most of the homes we build,” Marks said.
Marks added the project will feature four to six floor plans ranging from 1,600 to 2,800 square feet. Each floor plan will include three different architectural styles: Florida vernacular, traditional and Mediterranean. The smallest floor plan includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms, while the largest includes five bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Home prices will start at $200,000 and reach the upper $200,000s, Marks said. Most will be two-story homes with front porches, and all will include two-car garages and backyards.
The future community’s amenities include a playground and tot lot, but Marks said the development also offers some unique qualities that differentiate it from other projects.
“One part is its location; being in the city of Ocoee with good access to roads is really unique in that area,” Marks said. “The second would be the price point; we’re really trying to bring a product to the market that’s affordable for families. And then third, as I can always say about Avex, is that we really focus on architecture and floor plans, so the floor plans will be modern and open floor plans that work really well for a family.”
ARDEN PARK TO ADD 116 MORE HOMES
Ocoee commissioners also approved the subdivision plans for phases 3A and 3B of the Arden Park residential development located on Clarcona-Ocoee Road.
Arden Park, which was originally approved in 2006, is a 308-acre planned-unit development, of which 54.44 acres are designated wetlands and includes Lake Sims. Situated between Hobson and Ingram roads, the development is being constructed in five phases.
Phases 3A and 3B propose an additional 116 single-family homes. Phase 3A, which includes an amenity center, will have 27 homes, and Phase 3B will have 89.
According to city documents, the minimum residential lot sizes for the 89 homes in Phase 3B will vary. Forty-five of the homes will be 55 by 120 feet, 27 homes will be 75 by 120 feet, and 17 homes will be 65 by 120 feet. Phase 3A, on the other hand, will have 10 lots measuring 55 by 120 feet and 17 lots measuring 75 by 120 feet.