Change is coming. Residential growth in the rural eastern side of Mount Dora has long been expected. It’s now come to fruition with Timberwalk, the 376-home development on Round Lake Road, expected to begin construction soon and adding to the traffic congestion during neighboring Round Lake Charter School’s student drop-off and pick-up times.
The area’s newest neighborhood, approved last year, will be built next to the elementary school and will sprawl over 170 acres with single-family homes featuring a minimum of 1,300 square feet. Although the project didn’t require a zoning change, it will transform that area of Round Lake Road which currently is predominantly open pastures on low rolling hills. The net density of the development is 2.4 homes per acre.
The style of the homes and white perimeter fencing will be similar to Sullivan Ranch, another residential development on Round Lake Road, according to developers at the time of the project’s approval.
Although only 46 acres of open space are required, the developer of TImberwalk set aside 70 acres of open space that includes 3.69 acres of wetlands. Among the amenities are a pool, walking trails, a multi-use ball field, as well as community RV and boat storage.
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