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A West Palm Beach developer is seeking to annex 24 acres on Hoffner Avenue into the City of Orlando for a potential 348-unit apartment complex.

Anthony “Tony” Solo filed the annexation request and a Specific Parcel Master Plan earlier this month. The property consists of five seperate parcels on the 5000 block of Hoffner, between Conway Road and Semoran Boulevard. The Orlando city limits are contiguous to the south and the avenue was recently widened to four lanes.

Solo has landed Atlanta-based Trammell Crow Residential as development partner, according to documents filed with the city. The project would be called “Twelve Oaks.” Atlanta-based Dwell Design Studio is the architect of record. Solo declined an interview request, saying the project was still in its early stages.

The architect utilized coastal Florida elements, such as siding and Bahama shutters.
The architect utilized coastal Florida elements, such as siding and Bahama shutters.

In the project narrative, Kimley Horn’s Brent Lenzen wrote that the intial site plan reserves 18 percent of the land for open space. “This will provide a large natural buffer to adjacent residential neighborhoods, minimizing any impacts. Efforts have been made to preserve many of the specimen live oaks trees fronting Hoffner Avenue, maintaining the natural beauty of the streetscape and creating large setbacks from the street.”

The development plan calls for a unit matrix of 162 one-bedroom , 156 two-bedroom and 30 three-bedroom floorplans. It also accommodates parking for 654 vehicles, including 46 detached garage spaces.

The surrounding properties are primarily zoned for office, light industrial and multifamily residential uses, and the site is walking distance to Shenandoah Elementrary Schook, Lenzen added. The SPMP also reserves two large park-like areas within the community.

“Twelve Oaks will integrate the sites natural features with a fresh Coastal Floridian architecture, 3-story construction and compatible exterior building elements, making the community cohesive with its natural surroundings and providing low density massing,” Lenzen wrote. “In keeping with the ‘Main Street Concept’ outlined in the Cities Multi-Family Design Criteria, Twelve Oaks will also integrate an extensive amenity package that will include; large neighborhood parks for community use, clubhouse, pool and dog park.”

The style is remenicent of other Trammell Crow communities in Florida, particularly the Alexan Henderson Beach in Destin and the Alexan Crossroads in Orlando, which sold in 2018.

Trammell Crow is currently building a more contemporary 4-story, garage-wrapped apartment complex, Alexan North End, on the campus of the Calvalry Assembly of God in Winter Park.

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