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Mattamy Homes doubles down in Apopka, plans second residential community

Mattamy Homes is proposing to build 141 townhomes in Apopka's Kelly Park Interchange District.

Mattamy Homes wants to expand its footprint in the fast-growing Apopka submarket.

The developer is working to secure land for its second community in the city while in the middle of seeking final development approvals for its first proposed subdivision in Apopka, Meadowlark Landing.

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Gardenia Reserves, its most recent proposal, consists of 141 single-family attached lots in Apopka’s Kelly Park Interchange District. A site plan shows the townhome community will feature an amenity center with a pool and cabana. Lots will be a minimum of 21-feet wide.

Located about five miles south, its Meadowlark Landing subdivision will feature 200 single-family homes and townhome lots east of the Western Beltway (S.R. 429) and south of West Orange Avenue.

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GrowthSpotter first reported plans of its Meadowlark Landing community last year. The development plan currently proposes 58 detached, single-family homes, including a mix of one and two-story homes on 70-foot lots, and 142 townhomes on 21-foot to 24-foot lots.

The proposed Gardenia Reserves subdivisions features 141 alley-loaded townhome lots.

Gardenia Reserves is being planned on 20.27 acres on the southwest corner of Sadler Road and Golden Gem Road. Years ago, the property once featured a small nursery and tree farm operation.

DWPM Ventures LLC is the current property owner. Records show the company began assembling the properties in 2019. In total, DWPM Ventures LLC spent about $1.5 million for the land across three separate transactions between 2019 and 2021.

According to a recently submitted rezoning and future land use amendment request by applicant Geoffrey Summitt, president of GL Summitt Engineering Inc., Mattamy Homes is seeking a Kelly Park Interchange District Mixed-Use (MU-KPI) zoning for Gardenia Reserves.

The zoning overlay was created by Apopka city officials to help drive future development and economic activity to the once sparsely developed region. Years later, numerous homebuilders are planting flags in the area and utilizing the zoning.

Just north of Gardenia Reserves, Lennar Homes recently paid $3.15 million for about 35 acres of agricultural land at 4550 Golden Gem Rd. with plans to develop 165 single-family, solar-powered homes.

Other homebuilders prepping land in the Kelly Park Interchange District, include Hanover Land Co., Toll Brothers and D.R. Horton.

Toll Brothers is building a 124-unit Oaks at Kelly Park single-family home community on Park Ridge Street and Kelly Park Road. Meanwhile, Hanover is planning a 114-lot subdivision on about 40 acres at 4532, 4622 and 4630 West Kelly Park Road.

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D.R. Horton was one of the first homebuilders active in the area with its 152-lot subdivision Bridle Path, east of Plymouth Sorrento Road and north of Kelly Park Road. The homebuilder recently launched plans to expand its community by an additional 200 homes just south of the Bridle Path community.

Nearby, Publix opened a store location in a new shopping center on the southwest corner of Kelly Park Road and Plymouth-Sorrento Road.

Mattamy Homes’ U.S. home office is located in Orlando.

Founded in 1978 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, the homebuilding company operates throughout Canada and eleven markets in the United States, including Dallas, Charlotte, Raleigh, Phoenix, Tucson, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Naples and Southeast Florida.

In Central Florida, Mattamy Homes is bullishly expanding its presence.

Just last month, it dropped $9 million on 132 acres in Groveland with the intent to create a new 430-home subdivision. The site sold without any approvals or entitlements and will need a comprehensive plan, zoning and final engineering approvals before construction can begin.

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Meanwhile, Celebration Island Village and Meridian Parks are master-planned communities where Mattamy Homes is heavily involved.

Mattamy Homes paid $48 million for all three phases of Island Village, the final residential village of the Disney master-planned community. Over the summer, the homebuilder opened sales on 238 single-family homes and townhomes in the initial phase of Celebration Island Village. More than 1,000 homes will be completed at buildout.

Meridian Park, north of Lake Nona, is a development of more than 4,000 single-family homes, 2,000 multifamily homes and nearly 500,000 square feet of retail/office uses.

Have a tip about Central Florida development? Contact me at arabines@GrowthSpotter.com or (407) 491-3357, or tweet me at @amanda_rabines. Follow GrowthSpotter on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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