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KB Home wants to build a new residential community in Apopka’s Kelly Park Interchange District

Prices for KB Home's Legacy Hills community in Apopka begin from the $360,000s.
Prices for KB Home's Legacy Hills community in Apopka begin from the $360,000s. (STEVEN SHAPIRO/Business Wire)

KB Home is seeking to build a new single-family home community in Apopka’s Kelly Park Interchange District.

The homebuilder is assembling about 41.2 acres of land on the northwest corner of Joey McGuckin Road and Plymouth Sorrento Road with plans to build a 129-lot subdivision by the name of Laurel Oaks.

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KB Home was listed as the developer in a recently submitted application asking to rezone the property so it adheres to the city’s Kelly Park Interchange District — a zoning overlay created by city officials to help drive future development and economic activity to the once sparsely developed region. Currently, a majority of the site features agricultural uses. For development to move forward the homebuilder would also need to change the future land use to residential.

A conceptual subdivision plan for Laurel Oaks shows the lots feature a minimum lot width of 55 feet. Features include an amenity center, a couple of recreational trails and two stormwater ponds. Kimley-Horn is the civil engineer and landscape architect.

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The proposed Laurel Oaks subdivision features 129 lots.
The proposed Laurel Oaks subdivision features 129 lots. (City of Apopka/GrowthSpotter)

KB Home spokesperson Cara Kane declined to respond to questions about plans for Laurel Oaks stating the company does not comment on plans for property it has not yet purchased. It’s currently selling homes within its 48-lot Legacy Hills subdivision located north of U.S. 441, between S.R. 429 and Schopke Lester Road.

Single-family homes at Legacy Hills offer one- and two-story floor plans with up to six bedrooms and four baths, and range in size from approximately 1,800 square feet to 3,200 square feet. Pricing begins from the $360,000s, according to a news release.

Late last year, KB Home paid $1.92 million for the 20 acres where Legacy Hills is being built out.

The homebuilder has been busy scooping land across Central Florida for future development. In August, GrowthSpotter reported KB Home executed three closings almost simultaneously in Polk and Osceola counties, adding more than 250 lots to its inventory. Earlier in the summer, KB Home paid $10 million for a residential subdivision, renamed Westside Hills, next to the ChampionsGate resort. Plans call for 270 single-family homes in the first three phases and 114 townhomes for the final fourth phase.

KB Home joins a host of local and national builders that are quickly buying large land assemblages in Apopka’s fast-growing Kelly Park Interchange District.

Just recently, Lennar Homes paid $3.15 million for about 35 acres of agricultural land at 4550 Golden Gem Rd. with plans to develop 165 single-family homes.

Earlier this summer GrowthSpotter reported that Pulte Homes was behind plans to build a 175-unit single-family home subdivision on about 50 acres in the Kelly Park Interchange District, between S.R. 429 and Plymouth Sorrento Road, south of Joey McGuckin Road.

Toll Brothers is building a 124-unit Oaks at Kelly Park single-family home community on Park Ridge Street and Kelly Park Road. Meanwhile, Hanover is planning a 114-lot subdivision on about 40 acres at 4532, 4622 and 4630 West Kelly Park Road.

D.R. Horton was one of the first homebuilders active in the area with its 152-lot subdivision Bridle Path, east of Plymouth Sorrento Road and north of Kelly Park Road. Earlier this year, the homebuilder launched plans to expand its community by an additional 200 homes just south of the Bridle Path community.

Further south, K. Hovnanian Homes recently bought about 31 acres at 810 S. Binion Road for $2.14 million with plans to build a 67-lot single-family home subdivision.

Have a tip about Central Florida development? Contact me at arabines@GrowthSpotter.com or (407) 491-3357, or tweet me at @amanda_rabines. Follow GrowthSpotter on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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