Land-use plan seeks to build 100 homes in key Apopka area

Bill Zimmerman
GrowthSpotter

Surrey Homes has plans to build up to 100 single-family homes off Plymouth Sorrento Road about a mile southeast of the State Road 429 interchange with Kelly Park Road in Apopka, according to filings with the city that request a land-use change.

The homes would sit on an assemblage of four parcels totaling approximately 20 acres and subject to code based on the Kelly Park Crossing Form.

Existing approval for the land is for 40 homes. Surrey seeks to build on 40-foot lots rather than 50-foot widths typical in Apopka, according to city staff, and would use designs with rear-entry garages to make the neighborhood more walkable.

Adjacent properties are zoned residential very low suburban and rural. Two of the four parcels in Surrey’s plans are owned by Min Sun Cho and have an agricultural nursery and a house, while the other two are owned by Hong S. and Deok H. Kim. with a home on each.

Winter Park-based Surrey Homes has developments active farther south in the S.R. 429 corridor at Silver Oak in Apopka, with prices starting in the mid-$250s,  and Forest Lake Estates near Ocoee, with prices starting just under $310,000. Attempts to reach Surrey were not immediately successful.

A Publix-anchored shopping center on 18 acres at the intersection of Plymouth Sorrento and Kelly Park roads is in the works through an affiliate of developer Brandon Partners. Early this year, a city spokesman said Lakeland-based Publix has shown multifamily interest or dense residential development for part of the land. 

Other single-family residential developments in the works nearby include:

  • More than 200 homes in a D.R. Horton proposal off Ponkan Road just west of S.R. 429 approximately 2 miles north of the Orange Blossom Trail interchange.
  • More than 50 homes in an Avex Homes proposal less than 4 miles northeast of the Orange Blossom Trail interchange. 
  • More than 240 homes in a D.R. Horton proposal off Orange Blossom Trail east of Ponkan Road. 

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