County to discuss Disney affordable housing project at community meeting

Applicant Kathy Hattaway, Walt Disney Imagineering, is requesting to develop up to 1,450 multi-family dwelling units in Horizon West.

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Community members are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss Walt Disney World's affordable housing project Wednesday, Sept. 6. 

The meeting, hosted by Orange County Government, will discuss applicant Kathy Hattaway's, Walt Disney Imagineering, request to develop up to 1,450 multi-family dwelling units in Horizon West.

The proposed parcel sits on 114.23 acres on Hartzog Road, generally bounded by Hartzog Road to the north and east, and State Road 545 to the west. 

The applicant's request is to amend the Future Land Use Map to apply the Village FLUM designation through the expansion of the Village H boundary. The concurrent request includes also to rezone to Planned Development District and to assign Horizon West Special Land Use Map designation of Apartment District.

Orange County District 1 Commissioner Nicole Wilson will be in attendance, as well as case planners Sue Watson and Adriana Trujillo-Villa. 

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at Water Spring Elementary School, 16000 Water Spring Blvd., Winter Garden.

Following the community meeting, the project will move forward to the Planning and Zoning Commission. The recommendation from the PZC will be forwarded to the Board of County Commissioners. 


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Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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