Hartwood Residential has received necessary approvals for the Hartwood Marsh subdivision in Clermont. The developer will extend Hancock Road southward along the eastern border of the project.
Hartwood Residential has received necessary approvals for the Hartwood Marsh subdivision in Clermont. The developer will extend Hancock Road southward along the eastern border of the project. (City of Clermont)

The Clermont City Council has approved the annexation of 116 acres southeast of Hartwood Marsh Road and U.S. 27 along with a rezoning and comprehensive plan amendment allowing construction of the 321-unit Hartwood Marsh subdivision.

Hartwood Residential LLC gained entitlements for 86 homes on 40-by-115 foot lots, 135 homes on 50-by-120 foot lots, and 100 homes on 60-by-120 foot lots. The work would be divided into two phases, the first comprising 174 lots, the second, 147.

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"The owner is providing over seven acres of right-of-way along Hartwood Marsh and Hancock Road, including building Hancock Road south of Hartwood Marsh," Kathryn Deen, the city's communications director, said in an email to GrowthSpotter.

Approval came on March 26.

The property is contiguous with Clermont's city limits along the north, east and western property line. It had been agricultural land, formerly for citrus and most recently planted pine.

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Jeff Fuqua, the head of Hartwood Residential of Orlando, did not respond to requests for an interview.

The engineer, planner and surveyor for the development is Donald W. McIntosh Associates of Winter Park. The environmental consultant is Bio-Tech Consulting of Orlando.

The project is southwest of Lakeview Terrace, a new subdivision currently in development by Pulte on the north side of Hartwood Marsh Road.

Last May, the veteran developer Fuqua filed a revised conceptual master plan for Fontana Lakes, an approved 677-acre mixed-use marina development on Lake Tohopekaliga in Osceola County. That project includes 1,752 single-family homes, 1,200 multifamily units and 170,000 square feet of office space.

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