ABOVE: The land for the proposed Parkview Apartments in Mount Dora. (Mount Dora Buzz photo)
On property that was recently set to become part of a new townhouse development, a different plan is now on the table. Preliminary plans were submitted by the developer proposing Parkview Apartments, 59 units in a three-story building located on the southeast corner of Grandview and Liberty, diagonally across from Gilbert Park. Previously, a townhouse project called The Bungalows was slated for the property by the same developer.
The proposed site for Parkview Apartments is 2.92 acres and is currently zoned R-3 (multi-family residential). The proposed 68,820 square-foot building has a footprint of 22,940 square feet and would offer three-bedroom apartments.
The building’s parking lot would be located on the section of property closest to the railroad tracks. The City requires 138 spaces for such a project and the developer provided 111 on the plans submitted. The City also requires a tree removal plan for permitting, which the developer provided.
Parkview Apartments received preliminary approval with conditions in April and the City requires resubmittal. The following are among the conditions the developer must meet in order to proceed:
Lower the number of apartments to 52 in order to comply with the maximum of 18 units allowable per acre.
Provide a traffic study.
Address the parking deficiency.
Provide design enhancements as required.
Clarify the maximum building height measurement to the top of the building on the exterior elevation drawing.
Provide required landscape buffers.
Revise the tree removal plan.
The civil engineering plans cite the owner of the property as The Bungalows LLC and the contact is Jake Guenther of G3 Development. The City’s correspondence about the project was addressed to G3 Development.
If the approval conditions are met and the project advances, it would eventually come before Mount Dora City Council for a vote, but that would be further along in the approval process. For additional current commercial and residential developments click here
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