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Pulte to turn former fish camp into upscale marina community on E. Lake Toho

Pulte Homes has applied to rezone the East Lake Fish Camp for an upscale residential community with a private marina and boat lift system.
Pulte Homes has applied to rezone the East Lake Fish Camp for an upscale residential community with a private marina and boat lift system.(Osceola County)

Pulte Group is the latest developer to propose a new subdivision in Osceola catering to boaters who want direct lake access.

The homebuilder has applied to rezone 96-acre Boggy Creek Resort and RV Park (formerly the East Lake Fish Camp) on Boggy Creek Road to allow for low-density residential use.

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"Our intent is to create a boating community similar to Bellalago, with an internal boat lift system," Rj Whidden's John Adams told Osceola's Development Review Committee.

He said the existing restaurant would be removed, and the 150-slip marina on East Lake Tohopekaliga would be converted to a private facility. "There are some cabins on the property - everything's going to need to be removed," Adams told GrowthSpotter. 

Zoning Manager Kelly Haddock said the existing zoning on the property allows for a maximum of 171 residential units. Under the proposed rezoning, the maximum density would be between 3-8 units per acre - or somewhere between 288 and 768 units.

The rezoning is complicated, and DRC members postponed a decision until Jan. 20. If the DRC recommends approval, the case would go to the Planning Commission.

Pulte land manager Clint Ball said he couldn't comment on the project. The property is still owned by Waldo Morris Fish Camp LLC.

AV Homes' Bellalago has been the model for several lakefront developments in various stages of permitting and development. Two similar projects are planned on Alligator Lake. Hanover Capital Partners received approval Wednesday on the preliminary site plan for Vista Lakes, a 556-home subdivision with private lake on Hickory Tree Road. Another notable development, Buena Lago, is slated for 545 homes also built around a private boat lift lake.

Lake Gentry Landings, located just south of Mildred Bass Road, is entitled for 700 homes, including 52 lots with direct access to Lake Gentry and 149 single family home lots with shared docks on the lagoon. That property sold to an investor last summer for just under $3.4 million.

Have a tip about Central Florida development? Contact me at lkinsler@GrowthSpotter.com or (407)420-6261, or tweet me at @LKinslerOGrowth. Follow GrowthSpotter on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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