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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Bahia Villas receives preliminary approval for 192-unit quadraplex in Silver Springs Shores

Bahia Villas received preliminary approval from county officials for a 17-acre, 192-unit quadraplex planned for the Silver Springs Shores community in Ocala.

During Monday’s meeting of the Marion County Planning and Zoning Commission, applicant Maricamp Land LLC received a recommendation for approval of its request to change zoning for the planned development located in Ocala.

The subject property consists of 17.22 acres and is located in the Silver Springs Shores community on the southwest corner of Midway Road and Bahia Road.

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Bahia Villas, the proposed 192-unit quadraplex development, would be located in the Silver Springs Shores community on the southwest corner of Midway Road and Bahia Road

Maricamp seeks a rezoning of the land to R-3 (Multiple Family Dwelling). The land is currently zoned as B-4 (Regional Business). A small-scale amendment is included with the rezoning request which would change the land use from “Commercial” to “Urban Density Residential.”

The proposed development would consist of 49 individual lots. There would be 48 lots that feature a single residential quadraplex building with four units (for a total of 192 units). The remaining lot would contain areas for parking along with a community park.

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The concept plan for Bahia Villas

The developer plans on marketing each quadraplex building to a single buyer who would then own all of the buildings. A property owner’s association would maintain each of the properties.

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The proposed design of the quadraplex
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There would be 48 lots, each one containing a quadraplex building with four units

The proposed development would be buffered from existing regional business parcels to the west and residential parcels to the east.

Now that Maricamp has received a recommendation for approval from the commission, the rezoning request will next be presented to the Marion County Board of County Commissioners. That board will determine whether to accept or deny the planning and zoning commission’s recommendation during its regular meeting on Tuesday, December 21.

The Marion County Board of County Commissioners meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the McPherson Governmental Campus Auditorium (601 SE 25th Avenue).