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With north to the right on this map, Tavistock's first phase of four neighborhoods for Sunbridge in southeast Orange County would cover 281.9 gross acres with 548 residential lots, and a portion of the Sunbridge Parkway right-of-way.
With north to the right on this map, Tavistock's first phase of four neighborhoods for Sunbridge in southeast Orange County would cover 281.9 gross acres with 548 residential lots, and a portion of the Sunbridge Parkway right-of-way. (Donald W. McIntosh Associates)

Tavistock Development Company filed a Preliminary Subdivision Plan (PSP) on Wednesday for the first four residential neighborhoods to be developed in the 4,787-acre Orange County portion of its proposed Sunbridge community.

This initial phase of Sunbridge, comprised of neighborhoods A through D, would cover 281.9 gross acres in southeast Orange with 548 residential lots, and a portion of the Sunbridge Parkway right-of-way.

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The property lies within the Innovation Way Overlay, east of Narcoossee Road, west of the Econlockhatchee River and north of the county line. It will serve as the northern half of Sunbridge, a phased community to span 37 square miles of Orange and northeast Osceola County, covering 24,000 acres of Mormon Church ranch land.

Lots for the first four neighborhoods would include 31 attached townhomes and 517 single-family detached homes. Minimum lot widths in the PSP reflect a neo-traditional neighborhood design that locals have come to know in Baldwin Park and Celebration.

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Single-family detached homes would have a minimum lot width of 32 feet with at least 1,600 square feet of living area, compared to standard single-family lot widths being developed today of 40 or 50 feet.

The townhome lots would be at least 25 feet wide with 1,250 square feet or more of living area. Both home types could be built up to three stories (45 feet).

Front and rear yard setback minimums would be 15 feet each, with 5 feet for side yard minimums and 10 feet for side street yards.

The PSP filing is consistent with Tavistock's Development Plan in Orange County, and "is the first of many steps in the design and planning of Sunbridge's first neighborhoods," spokeswoman Jessi Blakley told GrowthSpotter on Thursday.

More than 36 acres will be set aside for required open space, and 4.25 acres for recreation/parks space. Tavistock expects to remove and replace 27,415 inches of planted trees on the property during development.

Find out why county staff haven't given Tavistock the thumbs up yet for its Sunbridge master plan covering 19,000-plus acres in Osceola.

The developer has yet to close on the land, which is still owned by Mormon Church affiliate Suburban Land Reserve, Inc. Tavistock has not announced agreements with any homebuilders for the initial Sunbridge neighborhoods.

Donald W. McIntosh Associates is civil engineer on the Orange County project, GAI's Community Solutions Group is the planner and landscape architect, Broad and Cassel are providing legal counsel and Kittelson & Associates are the transportation engineers.

As part of the PSP submission, Winter Park-based BDA Environmental Consultants provided an updated Environmental Land Stewardship Area Determination (ELSAD) to Orange County.

Environmental stewardship lands were first identified for this property (formerly known as International Corporate Park) in 2010, and recently modified in 2016 on an ELSAD that accompanied Tavistock's Sunbridge Comprehensive Plan amendment.

Stewardship lands on the property were increased from 718 acres to 729.6 acres through the 2016 ELSAD. The proposed stewardship lands now for neighborhoods A through D total 91.84 acres. Of that, 50.15 acres are upland and 41.69 acres are wetland.

Tavistock won Orange County approval in April for a road agreement for Sunbridge Parkway, the north-south roadway that will connect the Sunbridge sister communities across two counties.

Get your first look at Tavistock's new Marina Village planned for Sunbridge in NE Osceola County.

Design of the parkway is underway from S.R. 528 to the Osceola County line, with construction expected to start in 2018.

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In Osceola County, planning staff are pushing Tavistock for a major rewrite of its Phase 1 master plan for that portion of Sunbridge, which would develop 19,000 acres in Osceola over multiple phases.

Have a tip about Central Florida development? Contact me at bmoser@growthspotter.com, (407) 420-5685 or @bobmoser333. Follow GrowthSpotter on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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