New Ocoee subdivision clears density hurdle

The Isaak Malka Planned Unit Development Project calls for 48 single-family homes.

  • West Orange Times & Observer
  • News
  • Share

The Ocoee City Commission paved the way for a new 48-home subdivision during its Aug. 16 meeting

Commissioners approved an increase in residential density for the Isaak Malka Planned Unit Development Project. The property is located at 2199 West Road and sits on about 5.08 acres. 

According to the agenda “in order for the proposed project to proceed with the annexation, Small-Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map amendment and rezoning of the property, the JPA Future Land Use map needs to be amended to change the land use designation of the property from Low Density Residential (LDR) … to High Density Residential (HDR).”

The LDR includes a density of four units per acre, while the HDR includes a density of between eight to 16 units per acre. 

This development project will consist of the construction of 48-lot-single-family homes. 

Construction has yet to start, and traffic safety measures, as well as traffic improvement patterns, still are being discussed. 



The commission approved unanimously clarification to the Land Development Code amending fence requirements for corner lots and lots that have multiple street frontages.

According to the agenda, “for internal lots, fences in residential districts may be erected in any required yard or along the edge of any yard, provided that street corner visibility requirements are met and provided that no wall or fence located in from of the from building line does exceed four feet in height and be no more than 50% opaque.” Overall, fences cannot exceed 6 feet in height. 

On corner lots, the amendment allows corner lots with two corner lots that adjoin at the end of a block, corner lots where the single-family units are designed rear-to-rear, and corner lots without a garage or main entry doorways on the side front yard may have fences greater than 4 feet but smaller than 6 feet “as long as a minimum setback of 15 feet is maintained from the property line and the fence extends along no more than one-half the depth of the house.” 



Andrea Mujica

Staff writer Andrea Mujica covers sports, news and features. She holds both a bachelor's degree in journalism and an MBA from the University of Central Florida. When she’s not on the sidelines, you can find Andrea coaching rowers at the Orlando Area Rowing Society in Windermere.

Latest News