County proposing 63 homes in Village I

The community would be built on a nine-acre tract on the south side of Horizon West.

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Orange County’s Planning Division held a community meeting Thursday, Sept. 14, at Water Spring Elementary in reference to a proposed planned housing development in the southern portion of Horizon West.

The applicant, Morgan Hampton, of Common Oak Engineering, is requesting the rezoning of 8.9 acres from R-T-2 (Mobile Home & Single Family Dwelling District) to Planned Development. It is located on the north side of Lake Gifford Way and east of Avalon Road in the southernmost property of Horizon West near the Four Corners area.

The Vista de Lago mobile home park currently occupies the land.

Hampton is proposing 63 single-family homes, both attached and detached. Doug McDowell is the project manager for the Hartzog Homes Planned Development.

The applicant said he is working on a study of the area to assess the traffic and capacity impacts of the proposed development and promptly will submit that to the county. The county’s long-range plans call for improvements to the intersection of Avalon and Hartzog roads, and this work currently is in the design phase.

If approved, the project must comply with the Horizon West Village planned development code.

As part of the land-use plan process, the request must go through the Development Review Committee as well as public hearings with the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners.


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