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145 single-family homes planned for Spring Hill

On Sept. 14, 2021 Commissioners approved by a 5-0 vote to approve a rezoning petition to develop a single-family residential subdivision with up to 145 dwelling units.  The new development will be located on the east side of Lucky Lane approximately 560 feet east of the intersection with Barclay Avenue.  The formerly multi-zoned property (PDP(MF)/Planned Development Project (Multifamily), R1-A/(Residential) and AR-2/(Agricultural/Residential-2)) is now a congruent PDP(SF)/ Planned Development Project (Single Family). 

Cliff Manuel, President of Coastal Engineering presented the plan to commissioners, showing lots with a minimum lot width of 40 feet and a minimum size of 4,400 square feet.  There are currently two structures located on the site that will be razed before construction begins.  Manuel, representing the petitioner, D.R. Horton, Inc., requested deviations as part of its proposed master plan — a reduction in the side setbacks from 10 feet to 5 feet and rear setbacks from 20 feet to 15 feet, and reduction in minimum lot size from 6,000 square feet to 4,400 square feet.

The target market for these homes is those who do not want large yards.

Two entrances are proposed for the new development, the main entrance from Lucky Lane to the east and a secondary entrance from Grove Road to the west.  Miller reported that a county engineer has recommended major improvements to Grove Road to facilitate this entrance. 

Commissioner John Allocco expressed concern that the main entrance would introduce more traffic onto Barclay, rather than using Grove as the main entrance, and having easy access to Cortez Boulevard.  A decision was not made at this meeting in reference to the entrance of the community. 

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