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.
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.