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Ohio developer moves forward with 81-home subdivision near Windermere

Miamisburg, Ohio-based developer and civil engineer David Oakes is moving forward with plans to develop an 81-single family lot subdivision sandwiched between the rapidly growing Horizon West community and the tony town of Windermere.

Oakes is a principal at Design Develop Construct, a national general contractor and construction services firm. The company recently filed plans with the South Florida Water Management District to begin the environmental permitting process for the subdivision, hinting that a groundbreaking may be coming soon.

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Plans for the nearly 50-acre site at 13003 Orange Isle Dr. have been in the works since October when the developer filed an application with Orange County's Planning and Zoning Commission, using engineer VHB Inc., to develop a 113 single-family home subdivision.

Earlier this week, Orange County's Development Review Committee approved plans to subdivide the property for the construction of 81 single-family residential dwelling units.

The reduction reflects some compromise with neighboring residents that petitioned against a previous site plan because of its higher density. Access into the neighborhood was also a point of contention because the property is bordered by wetlands and traffic would be directed through the neighboring Lakes of Windermere neighborhood.

A site plan shows lots are expected to be a little greater than 50 feet with a density of 3.19 units per acre. A cell tower currently on the property will remain.

The three-parcel site is owned by Brent Monk and several of his family members.

Neither Monk nor representatives close to the project at DDC were immediately available to respond.

The area is close to the town of Windermere and its Isleworth community, where a host of stars have at some point lived, including PGA superstar Tiger Woods, Joey Fatone of NSYNC fame and NBA heavy-hitters Shaquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard.

In 2017, homebuilder KB Homes opened a townhome community just across the property called Vineyard Square II. At the time, prices for the townhomes started in the mid-$200,000s.

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