The Mount Dora City Commission annexed a 5.25-acre parcel of raw land on Tuesday, assigning it commercial zoning in a rapidly developing section of U.S. 441 between Mount Dora and Eustis, as its owner prepares for development.
The owner intends to sell or lease the land for commercial use, said said Timothy P. Hoban, an attorney representing land owner the Marie T.E. DepazTrust. He has helped move the wooded land through annexation into the city limits, adjusted to commercial zoning and will submit the upcoming development plan.
Hoban said the next step toward creating a turnkey parcel for potential buyers or leasees is to submit a DP to Mount Dora for approval. As of now, the rough land plan includes two or three commercial buildings on the site, which is located at the southeast corner of U.S. 441 and Alameda Del Sur, across the street from the Mellow Mushroom.
The section of U.S. 441 from David Walker Road east, past Donnelly Street in Mount Dora is seeing a lot of new development.