The Ocoee City Commission approved unanimously the construction of a mixed-use development that will be located on the west side of Ocoee-Apopka Road and the north side of State Road 429 during its July 19 meeting.
According to the agenda, the city of Ocoee came to an agreement with Wire Development LLC Sept. 21, 2021, to purchase the property — about 16.17 acres — which falls within the Ocoee Crown Point PUD and consists of two parcels.
“We have been working on this project for some time,” Wire Development founder and president Holly Garcia said. “I understand there is kind of a history here, but we are super excited to be involved and create something that allows residents to have new places to live, grow the community (and) also have business space available to them.”
The project falls within Commissioner Larry Brinson’s district and will consist of 301 multi-family dwelling units and 20,000 square feet of commercial retail space within nine buildings. The proposal includes two mixed-used buildings with residential and commercial space, one live/work building, one stand-alone retail building and five multi-family residential buildings. Two of the five residential buildings will be townhome-style multi-family residential buildings.
Garcia said the team is working along with the West Orange Trail initiative to maintain as many trees as possible as long as the development does not negatively affect the trees and the trees do not negatively affect the development.
“We are conscious (on that aspect),” she said.
The project will have three entrance points. It will have access and a new public road at the existing roundabout located on Ocoee Crown Point Parkway, full access on Ocoee-Apopka Road north of the West Orange Trail signal and full access to the south side of what will become the entrance of what it will be the future home of Orange Technical College — Westside.