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Friday, August 12, 2022

Bennah Oaks receives approval for requested changes at planned 419-home development

Bennah Oaks received approval from the Belleview City Commission earlier this month for a series of City Code variance requests at its newly planned 400-home community on Highway 484.

During the October 5 meeting of the commission, members voted to approve the changes requested by the development group, D32 Invest, on the planned 419-home development, which is located next to the Belleview Library. The vote passed 4-1, with commissioner Robert “Bo” Smith the only dissenting vote.

Aerial shot of Bennah Oaks in Belleview Florida
Bennah Oaks, a new 419-home planned development, will be built on Highway 484, next to the Belleview Public Library

D32 Invest, whose corporate office is located in southeast Orlando, announced plans earlier this year for multiple developments in the area including Bennah Oaks, which will feature both 4-bedroom and 3-bathroom units.

The request encompassed a variety of variances to the city code, including exceeding the 40% impervious coverage per lot, exceeding the 600 foot block length, and allowing for a modified roadway cross section.

The city also approved the developer’s request to allow for sidewalks on one side of the internal roadways.

According to city records, the proposed amenities include a pool with a pavilion, pickleball/tennis courts, a playground, and a passive park area that will be maintained by the community’s homeowner’s association. The HOA will also maintain the private roads and drainage system.

The new development may have a dramatic impact on the overall population of Belleview, which U.S. Census Bureau estimates show ranges between 5,000 and 6,000 residents.