Orange County approves plan for 588 units in Horizon West

County commissioners voted on a plan to subdivide 234.4 acres within the Waterleigh Planned Development.

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  • | 9:30 p.m. December 12, 2019
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Two development-related requests within the Horizon West area were approved unanimously by the Orange County Board of County Commissioners at its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Commissioners first approved the Waterleigh Planned Development/Phase 4 Preliminary Subdivision Plan — a request to subdivide 234.4 acres to construct 421 single-family detached units and 167 single-family attached units for a total of 588 units. The subject property is generally located west of Avalon Road and north of West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway.

Despina McLaughlin, a public information officer with Orange County Government, said the approval marked the final public hearing for the phase, but the applicant still will need to process subdivision construction plans through Public Works prior to breaking ground.

“Additionally, they will then have to plat the property prior to issuance of any vertical building permits,” McLaughlin said. “The timeline all depends on the applicant’s ability to submit plans and address comments.” 

The Waterleigh Planned Development altogether is approved for a total of 3,600 units. McLaughlin said there are two additional tracts of land after Phase 4 under review for Phase 5.

“That project includes 283 units,” McLaughlin said. “I believe Phase 5 is the last single-family residential phase, although the applicant could end up revising their phasing plan through the process.”

In terms of Village H, McLaughlin said, the remaining areas to be platted are within D.R. Horton’s Waterleigh (Phases 4 and 5) community, Lennar’s Storey Grove community, and Mattamy Homes’ Hawksmoor community. 

“There is also proposed commercial and multi-family development at the intersection of Avalon Road and Flamingo Crossings Boulevard that will be moving forward shortly,” McLaughlin said. “The growth will then move south down Avalon Road into Village I, which is the final Horizon West Village.”



The board also approved a substantial change to the Village F Master Planned Development, adding 35 units in the future development parcels in the previously approved preliminary subdivision plan for Phase 1 and Phase 2B. The subject property is generally located south of Summerlake Groves Street and east of Seidel Road.

“Village F is nearly completely platted, with the exception of a few tracts, so the homebuilders are actively building on those residential lots,” McLaughlin said.