Clearwater developer Mike Galvin is helping put together a 205-acre master plan in Apopka that has the potential to introduce more than 1,000 residential dwelling units to the area.
Over the last couple of months, two companies led by Galvin (Kelly Park Land Investments LLC and Galvin Land Services LLC) have purchased about 180 acres between Effie Drive and Round Lake Road, just north of Kelly Park Road.
In total, Galvin has spent about $30 million on the land assemblage. He told GrowthSpotter the assemblage is for the first phase of a large master plan that’s currently in the early planning stages with the city.
The proposed development program for the Kelly Park Property Master Plan features 741 dwelling units across a mix of single-family home lots, alley lots and alley townhome lots. The development matrix breaks down to 117 townhomes (22-foot-wide); 112 alley-loaded, 32-foot-wide lots; and 512 street-loaded 52-foot-wide lots.
Plans show the residential neighborhood will include a large 32-acre stormwater retention pond at its center that features a 2-acre amenity center park and surrounding walking trails that will connect to Ondich Road to the north and Kelly Park Road to the south.
Galvin said he’s currently negotiating with several homebuilders for the first phase of the master plan.
Meanwhile, a possible second phase listed in plans would allow for up to 300 multifamily units on an additional roughly 13 acres that are not currently owned by one of Galvin’s companies.
Kathy Hattaway with Poulos & Bennett is the assigned planner and civil engineer listed in the plans.
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.
Nearby, Publix recently opened a store location in a new shopping center on the southwest corner of Kelly Park Road and Plymouth-Sorrento Road.
Galvin is known for putting together large assemblages of land and entitling the property for residential development.
Galvin is known to partner with veteran developer Tom Chapman. The duo has been a major supplier for D.R. Horton, having developed multiple communities across the Four Corners submarket for the builder. These include Tanglewood Preserve and Summers Corner, a 166-lot subdivision on the north side of Dunson Road.
The partners also developed the 233-lot Estates of Westerly in St. Cloud by D.R. Horton and Richmond American Homes.