Florida-based entrepreneur Trisha Bailey wants to transform an old horse ranch in Orange County’s Clarcona neighborhood into a new assisted living community.
Baileys Real Estate LLP, a company tied to Bailey, just submitted a Land Use Plan application in Orange County seeking to rezone about 50 acres on the northwest corner of Gilliam Road and Clarcona Ocoee Road. The application states Bailey wants to develop 18 independent living villas, a 100-bed assisted living facility and a 12,320-square-foot clubhouse for residents.
The project, called Bailey’s Community, is planned to rise on the former Highlife Farms equestrian complex, which Bailey bought out of bankruptcy last year for $2.5 million from previous owners, Kenneth and Joan Sims.
The couple filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy last year in the United State Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division, and were ordered to sell and convey the land through an authorized trustee by the end of 2019. Baileys Real Estate LLP was the buyer.
Bailey founded several eponymous companies that specialize in the medical industry throughout Florida, including her Bailey’s Medical Supplies company and Bailey’s Pharmacy family-owned businesses.
Momtaz Barq of Terra Max Engineering is the engineer on the project.
Bailey was not immediately available to comment.
Her proposed assisted living facility is near Orange County’s growing cities to the west, like Ocoee and Apopka.
Ocoee’s city’s population has nearly tripled since the initial City Hall was built in the mid-1990s from 17,000 residents to more than 50,000, according to the American Community Survey.
Iowa developer Wendell Corey also filed plans earlier this year for a 96-bed assisted living facility in Ocoee dedicated to memory care. Cottages at Ocoee would rise on 6.9 acres at 1900 E. Silver Star Rd.
Homebuilders active in Ocoee include Mattamy Homes, which is developing its 303-lot Preserve at Crown Point gated community, and Lennar Homes, which continues to expand its Arden Park North subdivision around Lake Sims.
Orlando-based Chau Medical Group is also looking to build an assisted living facility in Central Florida.
Founder Dr. Son Chau plans to break ground soon on his planned mixed-use development in Winter Springs that will include 6,400 square feet of new retail space, a three-story medical office building and a 114-bed assisted living facility.