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Outlined in blue is the 80.5 acres along Prado Grande Avenue that comprise the first two phases of the new subdivision planned by Polk developer Cassidy Homes. Phase 3 would be located on the north side of C.R. 17.
Outlined in blue is the 80.5 acres along Prado Grande Avenue that comprise the first two phases of the new subdivision planned by Polk developer Cassidy Homes. Phase 3 would be located on the north side of C.R. 17. (Polk County Property Appraiser)

Cassidy Homes is seeking a zoning change for nearly 114 acres of citrus groves along C.R. 17 in Haines City for a new residential subdivision on Lake Hammock.

The Winter Haven-based developer was slated to go before the city's Planning Commission late Monday for the Residential Planned Unit Development (RPUD) request. The property lies on two parcels straddling the C.R. 17, also known as Old Polk City Road.

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Dennis Wood Engineering submitted the site plan that creates 437 residential lots with a minimum lot size would 50 feet wide by 110 feet deep. The plan divides the subdivision into three development phases beginning at  C.R. 17 and moving south along Prado Grande Avenue.

Cassidy Homes submitted plans for a 437-lot sudivision along C.R. 17 and Prado Grande Avenue in Haines City. Phase 1, outlined in red, would have 144 lots.
Cassidy Homes submitted plans for a 437-lot sudivision along C.R. 17 and Prado Grande Avenue in Haines City. Phase 1, outlined in red, would have 144 lots. (Dennis Wood Engineering)

The minimum home size is 1,400 square feet of living space; however, the RPUD would allow for up to 10 percent of the units to be built with a minimum of 1,250 square feet.

Amenities would include an all purpose play field, dog park, walking trails, tot lot and cabana (but no pool). The developer will submit formal plans for the amenity center when it files construction documents.

The Planning Commission recommended approval of the request.  The City Commission will consider the rezoning at their June 6 meeting.

The property is currently owned by AMCOPE Corporation. It's next door to the Randa Ridge subdivision and just south of Estates at Lake Hammock, a new 149-lot subdivision now in permitting for Lennar Homes.

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Cassidy has been extremely active in the Haines City area this year, having assembled 375 acres just east of U.S. 17-92 and applying for a land use change to allow up to 1,875 homes.

Cassidy already scored permits and city approval in the spring for a 367-lot subdivision on Haines City's Scenic Highway. Meanwhile, Davenport's City Commission approved a 93-lot subdivision and another 457-lot subdivision, both on U.S. 17-92.

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