Pulte Homes is working on what could become its second residential community in Apopka’s Kelly Park Interchange District.
Recently submitted plans that are under review by the city’s Development Review Committee, seek to rezone roughly 40 acres at 3100 Ondich Rd. and 5704, 5706 and 5708 Plymouth Sorrento Road.
Luke Classon with Appian Engineering is working on behalf of the property owners to annex three of four parcels into the city.
The engineering firm is also working with the homebuilder to master plan a proposed 140-lot single-family home community on the properties. The rezoning application states Pulte will need a Kelly Park Interchange Mixed-Use zoning overlay to move forward with plans.
Currently, the site contains a warehouse, two single-family homes and two manufactured homes. The property owners are David, Charlotte, and Dennis Bakle; Wanda Maclarty; and the family trusts of Larry M. Everly Sr. and the Corinne F. Everly Family Trust.
According to the proposed Development Program, the community will feature 64, 34-foot-wide detached lots that will be rear-loaded, and 76, 55-foot-wide lots that will be front-loaded.
The smaller lots will likely be rear-load bungalows. Amenities include a 10-foot wide recreational pond trail, a 12-foot-wide multipurpose trail, a passive park and a dedicated amenity area with a pool and cabana.
The proposed residential community would be the homebuilder’s second large-scale project in Apopka’s Kelly Park Interchange District.
In November, Pulte paid about $2.3 million to purchase about 50 acres less than five minutes away at 4140 Plymouth Sorrento Rd. where its planning a 175-lot single-family home community. In a previous interview with GrowthSpotter Max Perlman, Pulte vice president of land acquisition, the homebuilder expects to start sales by the fall of 2022.
The homebuilder is no stranger to Apopka. It’s behind the 153-lot Vista Reserve community off Rogers Road, where sales began in late 2019. And prior to that community, Pulte built the Rock Springs Estates 60-lot neighborhood located southeast of Lester and Vick roads. Further south in Apopka, Pulte closed out its 136-unit Crossings Emerson Park townhome community by the end of 2020.
Its most recent planned community sits directly north of D.R. Horton’s Bridle Path community, one of the first residential communities in Apopka’s Kelly Park Interchange District. Bridle Path is located east of Plymouth Sorrento Road and north of Kelly Park Road. Last year, GrowthSpotter, reported D.R. Horton launched plans to expand the community by an additional 200 homes.
Earlier this year, GrowthSpotter reported Ashton Woods began planning a 110-lot single-family home subdivision along Plymouth Sorrento Road, between Lent Road and Appy Lane.
Mattamy Homes is planning to build a 141-lot single-family home community called Gardenia Reserves, on 20.27 acres on the southwest corner of Sadler Road and Golden Gem Road. Just north of Gardenia Reserves, Lennar Homes recently paid $3.15 million for about 35 acres of agricultural land at 4550 Golden Gem Rd. with plans to develop 165 single-family, solar-powered homes.
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.
Pulte Homes’ Orlando division is busy in Central Florida. In the month of December alone, it closed on a total of about $120 million land sales, including the final two phases of Tohoqua, Phase 2 of its Del Webb Sunbridge community, and a large investment in Beachline North Residential LLC to gain control of the first 1,000 lots in Vista Park, a 1,572-acre mixed-use master-planned community in Orange County.