D.R. Horton is looking to build 245 single-family homes near Mount Dora according to plans filed with Orange County on Monday.
The subdivision listed as Holly Estates in county plans is set on a 107-acre parcel along State Road 441 north of Willow Street and west to Mohawk Drive.
It would contain mostly 50-foot lots and dozens of 60-foot lots, with some homes fronting one of two small lakes on the property.
Poulos & Bennett of Orlando is listed as the civil engineer, Allen & Co. of Winter Garden the surveyor, Bio-Tech Consulting of Orlando on environmental issues, Yovaish Engineering Services of Altamonte Springs the geotechnical engineer and Kirkwood Design the landscape architect. City of Apopka would provide water and sewer for the neighborhood, with Duke Energy providing electric.
Amenities would include a pool with cabana, playground, two walking paths, exercise stations, picnic tables and a soccer field. The property is bordered by low-density residential and rural land. The number of homes has varied in previous filings with the county.
Development in Apopka and Mount Dora has jumped with the expansion of the State Road 429 toll highway and connecting spurs. In neighboring Lake County, Mount Dora's plans for a Wolf Branch Innovation District on 1,300 acres east of the city would affect 172 mostly vacant parcels with 134 different owners from the Orange County line north to Wolf Branch Road.
That district is aimed at attracting high-value and high-wage employers such as information technology and health care while leveraging – and protecting – Mount Dora's unique qualities including creativity, public amenities and events, Levey Consulting LLC head Richard Levey said in June.