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Ocoee planning board approves new phase of city's largest subdivision

Ocoee planning board approves new phase of city's largest subdivision
Lennar will introduce all new home designs, including this "Venice" floorplan, for the next phase of Arden Park North in Ocoee. (Lennar Homes)

City planners have given the thumbs up to another phase of construction in the Arden Park North subdivision, bringing 90 more homes to the largest residential development in Ocoee.

Lennar Homes will continue construction clockwise around Lake Sims on a parcel on the north side of Clarcona-Ocoee Road between Hobson Road and Ingram Road. The project involves 308 acres, including 54 acres of lake and wetland property.

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The Preliminary/Final Subdivision Plan for construction phase 4A was approved by the city's planning and zoning commission last Tuesday. It will bring the subdivision to nearly 600 homes, roughly two-thirds of the way toward 844 homes upon buildout.

Lennar will be building a new model center at Arden Park North to show off its updated home designs, including this Amelia model.
Lennar will be building a new model center at Arden Park North to show off its updated home designs, including this Amelia model. (Lennar Homes)

"They're keeping the phasing schedule. They're just marching forward," city planner Mike Rumer said. "It's a really nice subdivision. The theme is 'park-atecture.' They've got a lot of open space, a lot of park space. It's just a really nice subdivision."

Lennar North Division President Guy Skoy told GrowthSpotter the homebuilder will introduce a new product line in Phase 4A and will be building all new models for the community, which it absorbed through the acquisition of CalAtlantic Homes.

The Arden Park Planned Unit Development was originally approved in 2006 and amended in 2013.

Construction phases 4B and 5 are being reviewed for approval and are expected to be brought before the city "in the next few months," according to the planning department.

Phase 4A includes three lot sizes ranging in size from 45-65 feet wide by 120 feet deep. The homes will range from 1,877 to 3,000-plus square feet.

The community is gated and all streets are private. Lennar is offering nine home plans, selling for $269,000 to $323,000.

In addition to the park-like setting, Arden Park North boasts of a residents' pool, playground, tot lot and hiking trail. The subdivision is just east of the Forest Lake Golf Club.

California-based Lennar is the nation's largest home builder, working in 49 markets in 21 states. Madden, Moorhead & Stokes of Maitland is the project engineer, with Bio-Tech Consulting of Orlando contributing environmental work and Universal Engineering Sciences of Orlando handling geotechnical issues. The surveyor is Allen & Co. of Winter Garden.

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