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Orlando developer has more than 110 acres of land near Geneva under contract

The Geneva Ski Lake preliminary subdivision plans includes 12 single-family lots, ranging between 1.2 acres and 3.2 acres, and a 28-acre water skiing lake.
The Geneva Ski Lake preliminary subdivision plans includes 12 single-family lots, ranging between 1.2 acres and 3.2 acres, and a 28-acre water skiing lake. (Seminole County/GrowthSpotter)

A new residential subdivision with its own private, man-made water-skiing lake is being proposed in eastern Seminole County.

Orlando-based PIB Land is prepping more than 110 acres of agricultural land for development near Geneva, on the east side of N. County Road 426 and south of E. State Road 46.

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A preliminary subdivision plan, called Geneva Ski Lake, shows the subdivision includes 12 single-family homes on lots ranging between 1.2 acres and 3.2 acres.

Currently, the agricultural land is mostly vacant, with the exception of a roughly 2,715-square-foot home, built in 2002. According to plans, that house would remain on the property and would be given a 3.2-acre lot — the largest in the subdivision.

The development team wants to build a 50,000-square-foot soccer facility and office/warehouse buildings next to the recently completed Maxey Elementary School.

The 113.6 acres of land is owned by married couple, Carol Friday and Susan Stanford. PIB Land is working with the property owners to win the necessary approvals for the development to move forward.

The preliminary subdivision plan goes before Seminole County’s Planning and Zoning Board on Wednesday.

The subject property is zoned A-5 (Rural), which requires a minimum lot size of five acres. PIB Land is therefore seeking allowances for a minimum lot size of one acre, but that will require the company to keep the minimum width at the building line at 100 feet. In addition, all land not utilized for lots must be preserved as open space.

As part of plans, the developer is also proposing to create a 28-acre man-made ski lake that will need to be significantly excavated. About 50 acres of the property are wetlands, which will be preserved.

A majority of the homes will feature views of the wetlands and the man-made lake. The gated community will also feature a boat dock and ramp for residents to use.

Kim Fischer with Cycorp Engineering is the assigned civil engineer. Representatives with PIB Land were not immediately available to comment.

The developer is also seeking build a mixed-use project in Winter Garden that will feature an indoor and outdoor soccer practice field.

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