An Orlando developer has taken the first steps to create the second phase of a mid-range Oviedo single family community, looking to put together 15.44 acres owned by three different property owners.
Dustin Lucas of Lucas Land Group LLC has submitted the proposed project, whose working name is Clifton Park Phase 2, to Seminole County planners for review.
But the project may not have an easy time of it. Roughly a year ago, residents of the original Clifton Park started an online petition against alleged plans by KB Home to build 57 homes where Phase 2 would be.
A resident of Clifton Park at the time said the opposition drew KB Home away from the project.
A KB spokeswoman said Tuesday the company "is not involved nor has ever been in Clifton Park," and named another homebuilder who has not been affiliated with either Phase 1 or 2.
Amid the prior history, Lucas is seeking a rezoning from Agricultural to Planned Development for a single family subdivision.
The land is located at the southeast corner of Deep Lake Road and Echo Court. Logistically, it would sit behind Phase 1, which area residents say was built by Ryland Homes (now CalAtlantic Homes) between 2007 and 2011. It is expected the project would include a tot lot and a pool.
CalAtlantic's interest in returning for Phase 2 could not be determined. A spokeswoman did not return a call for comment.
There are 126 homes in Phase 1, which is a bigger subdivision than Phase 2 would be.
Lucas is proposing to pull together three parcels, each made up of about five acres.
The land is owned by longtime Oviedo residents Peter and Gabriele Acks, James Robinson and the Martin Family Revocable Trust, property records show.
All three have filed legal documents authorizing Lucas to act as their agent, indicating the property is under contract to him.
Lucas did not return calls seeking comment. Peter Acks declined to comment, and the phones of Robinson and the Martin Family trust were not answered.
If Lucas was to keep with the character of Clifton Park, the second phase would be one- and two-story carriage houses running 1,800 square feet with two-car garages, and 2,800 square feet with three-car garages.
Prices would range from around $270,000 to $380,000.
The project is in its early phases and so far is falling short of Seminole County standards in a number of areas.
According to Seminole planners' comments, information about buffers, the placement of setbacks, lot sizes, easements, ownership disclosures and a school impact analysis are among the submissions needed.
This is the second time Lucas and his consultant Bryan Potts of Tannath Design have been before Seminole planners in five months.
In December they proposed turning 2.8 acres in the middle of Oviedo's Palm Valley, a mobile home park for people over 55, into its own community.
The cost of building roads in and out of the property, along with height and drainage issues, reduced interest in the project.