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Nona-area apartments get thumbs up from city board

The developer would receive a height waiver to allow the four-story apartment buildings.
The developer would receive a height waiver to allow the four-story apartment buildings. (Charlan Brock Architects)

Orlando’s Southeast Town Design Review Committee gave its endorsement Thursday to Daly Design Group for a 364-unit apartment community along Boggy Creek Road just south of Lake Nona’s Medical City.

Lake Mary-based Integra Land Company is developing the multifamily portion of the mixed-use project that was annexed into the city in 2020. Commercial lots and civic space will front Boggy Creek Road between Beth and New Hope roads, while the apartments will rise on 16.5 acres. The approved PD allows for 92 townhomes to be built on the 9-acre parcel north of New Hope Road that abuts Lake Nona.

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Integra Towers Nona South will feature a mix of three-story and four-story buildings with tuck-under garages, detached garages and surface parking. Charlan Brock Architects also included four three-story carriage-style buildings with a total of 16 units. The development matrix calls for 162 one-bedroom units, 169 two-bedroom units and 33 three-bedroom units.

The DRC approved the requested height variance to allow the four-story buildings in the Southeast Sector Plan. The buildings closed to the townhouse community will be three stories to allow for a smoother transition.

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The architects created a storefront design for the community clubhouse and leasing office.
The architects created a storefront design for the community clubhouse and leasing office. (Charlan Brock Architects)

The architects also used a storefront design for the community clubhouse, which overlooks the pool and retention pond at the back of the property.

“I’m impressed and a little bit amazed at the quality of what’s going on here,” board member Mark Cechman said. He noted that the site plan showed a single trash compactor for the community, but Integra President David McDaniel assured him that the developer would provide valet trash service for residents.

“We’ve been doing that on all of our recent projects, so I foresee us doing the same thing on this going forward,” McDaniel said.

The Boggy Creek site is across from DHI Communities’ Nona West planned development. The D.R. Horton subsidiary submitted an updated development plan in late December for the 60-acre site now owned by Adventist Health.

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