Winter Haven’s Dundee Road continues migration to residential, commercial with new development
By J. Kyle Foster
Feb 07, 2020 | 2:42 PM
A 72-lot single-family subdivision and up to 75,000 square feet of future commercial space will continue Dundee Road’s transition into more residential and light-commercial development from light industrial.
Winter Haven City Commission approved a request last week allowing a change to the 2025 Future Land Use Map for two parcels in the area on the north side of Dundee Road, approximately 660 feet east of Sage Road, senior planner Sean Byers told GrowthSpotter. Inman Groves Dundee Road, LLC was the petitioner and paid $750,000 for the land last month, according to the deed.
“It’s a transitioning corridor,” Byers said of Dundee Road. “It used to be light industrial and is slowly transitioning to residential and light commercial.”
Currently near the parcels are “a single-family residence and pasture land to the north; a small office building and former citrus grove to the east; vacant land and light warehousing to the south across Dundee Road; and a convenience store with fuel sales and vacant land to the west,” according to the Winter Haven planning staff report.
Nearby off of Sage Road on Country Club Road, Winter Haven approved a retirement community a year ago that would create a 69-acre, 400-unit retirement community.
Inman Groves Dundee Road plans call for 72 6,000 square foot lots with 50 feet of width, Byers said. The density is 3 to 4 homes per acre, he said. Frontage along Dundee Road will be left vacant for future commercial development. Inman Groves contact information includes Adam B. Rhinehart of Oakley Rhinehart Cassidy Rental Company. Rhinehart didn’t return messages.
Because the small-scale of the request to amend the Future Land Use, review by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) isn’t required.