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Homebuilder plans subdivision in Oviedo

Ashton Woods Homes is again eying Oviedo for residential development.

This time the company wants to build as many as 36 single family homes on a 13.5-acre rectangular-shaped parcel northeast of Lake Drive and F F Morgan Cove and west of SR 434.

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The project would follow Ashton Woods' Hamptons town home development in Oviedo, on the corner of Mitchell Hammock Road and near SR 426. It is not clear if the projects would be connected in any way.

The new development is tentatively called the Beasley Road subdivision, given its proximity to that thoroughfare. Ashton Homes is seeking from Seminole County a rezoning of the land to planned development from agricultural.

Ashton Woods does not appear to own the land yet. It is listed in property records as belonging to Oviedo resident James Nemethy, who paid $700,000 for it in June 2006.

It is likely the land is under contract to Ashton Woods, given how builders at times begin tentative plans while they are in the midst of purchasing land.

Ashton Woods' Orlando representative said it was too early to discuss the project. Nemethy could not be reached for comment.

Atlanta-based Ashton Woods is no stranger to Central Florida. The company, which is a unit of Canadian building giant Great Gulf, has close to 20 residential developments in the greater Orlando area, according to newhomesource.com.

Ashton Woods builds along the southern part of the country, with its biggest concentrations in Florida and Texas. Its Orlando division office is in Lake Mary.

One of its latest Orlando-area projects was the Enclave at Altamonte, 108 three-story town homes priced from $249,990, which had a grand opening at the end of July.

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