Hanover Land Co. is moving forward with a longtime planned project to develop a new single-family home subdivision in Apopka’s Kelly Park Road overlay area.
The homebuilder has had about 40 acres of land under contract since 2018, when it first proposed a roughly 140-lot subdivision. A recently submitted Planned Unit Development and Rezoning Master Plan application shows a scaled-down version of plans that instead introduces 114 new homes to the region.
The homebuilder is seeking Development Review Committee approvals to rezone the properties at 4532, 4622 and 4630 West Kelly Park Rd., so the portfolio may adhere to the city’s Kelly Park Interchange Mixed-Use zoning criteria — created by city officials to help drive future development and economic activity to the once sparsely developed region.
Developments in the KPI Transition Overlay District may feature densities allowing up to 10 dwelling units per acre, depending on where it’s located.
Hanover’s proposed 114-lot Oak View subdivision has a net density of 2.95 unit per acre with a minimum 55-foot lot width. Amenities include walking trails, a tot lot, ample recreational space and exercising stations.
Dewberry Engineers Inc. is the civil engineer.
Hanover Vice President Ben Snyder told GrowthSpotter the company is ready to charge ahead with plans, and anticipates breaking ground early next year, with home models opening by the end of 2022.
“We’re moving though the process as quickly as the process allows us to move,” he said. Home prices will be comparable to new surrounding inventory, he adds.
“Growth [in the area] is going on as a result of the 429 Wekiva Parkway extension,” which will allow greater access around metropolitan Orlando, he said.
The proposed Oak View subdivision lies within a mile west of the Kelly Park Road interchange — one of four interchanges that opened as part of the Wekiva Parkway project — and about two miles from a new shopping center anchored by Publix, currently under construction.
Hundreds of acres are expected to be developed for new housing and neighborhood commercial uses in the immediate vicinity of that interchange. The region is roughly halfway between the downtowns of Apopka and Mount Dora.
D.R. Horton is one of the first homebuilders active in the area. Last year, its land development and holding company Forestar Real Estate Group paid $4.18 million for a platted 152-lot subdivision called Bridle Path.
The subdivision sits across a 51-acre site purchased by Orlando Health in 2018 with plans to transform the property into a medical campus that would serve communities in both Apopka and Mt. Dora. Construction plans have not yet been filed.
Developer Jose Cantero is also planning a residential subdivision nearby called Park View Preserve. Plans call for a 90-acre, 282-lot single-family home subdivision with a minimum lot width of 34 feet.
Hanover is behind several large-scale developments throughout Central Florida. In Osceola County the developer partnered with Pulte to build a 502-lot subdivision near the Poinciana SunRail station, called Cypress Hammock.
It also proposed a 578-lot subdivision immediately south of the massive Olympus Sports & Entertainment Group mixed-use project in Clermont. The Ridgeview single-family residential project sits between U.S. Highway 27 and Schofield Road.