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Mattamy Homes planning more vacation homes in the final section of Solara Resort

Mattamy Homes Solara Resort features a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse with a full-service restaurant, pool, Flowrider and fitness center.
Mattamy Homes Solara Resort features a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse with a full-service restaurant, pool, Flowrider and fitness center. (Mattamy Homes)

Mattamy Homes is looking toward completion of its Solara Resort project on Osceola County’s Westside Boulevard corridor with up to 240 more vacation homes on the north side of Sandmine Road.

The Canada-based homebuilder held a pre-application meeting Wednesday with Osceola’s Development Review Committee to discuss the project. Mattamy had initially submitted a conceptual site plan showing 357 townhomes on the 43-acre parcel, but Land Construction Manager Nikki Curley said the section would more likely include a mix of 70 townhomes and up to 170 detached vacation homes.

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Engineer Robbie Newberry with Hanson Walter & Associates said the new site plan would include a little less than an acre of recreational/amenity space.

This portion is defined as Phase 3 of the project in the Solara master plan, but it’s separated from the main resort by the four-lane Sandmine Road. Mattamy would be required to extend Sandmine Road to the Polk County line, where it will provide an east-west connection to U.S. 27.

The first two phases of Solara are outlined in blue. Mattamy Homes wants to add a mix of vacation homes and townhomes in Phase 3 (red) and a separate residential neighborhood in Phase 4 (black).
The first two phases of Solara are outlined in blue. Mattamy Homes wants to add a mix of vacation homes and townhomes in Phase 3 (red) and a separate residential neighborhood in Phase 4 (black). (Hanson Walter & Associates)

The private gated neighborhood would be immediately south of KB Homes and K. Hovnanian’s Magnolia at Westside residential community. DRC Chairman Jose Gomez said Mattamy would be required to allow for a road connection to the north, where KB already has a stub out at the property line.

D.R. Horton’s Murano at Westside abuts the property to the east, and Gomez said it would not be necessary to create road connections between the two neighborhoods. To the west, immediately across the Polk County line is Pulte’s Windsor Island resort community.

Mattamy purchased the acreage in 2018 as part of the Solara Resort assemblage, which straddles Westside Boulevard. Mattamy has completed more than half of the approved 595-plus vacation homes and townhomes in the first two phases.

The builder has applied for a Preliminary Subdivision Plan that would convert the planned fourth phase on the south end of the resort into a residential neighborhood called Soleil at Westside. Mattamy would build a new road separating the two communities, and Soleil would consist of 73 detached homes on 50-foot lots and 128 townhomes on 40 acres. The plan is scheduled to go to the Board of County Commissioners on May 17.

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