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Crystal Park Apartments seeks approval for proposed 130-unit apartment complex in NW Ocala

Crystal Park Apartments is seeking approval from city officials to move forward with a proposed 130-unit apartment complex in northwest Ocala.

The property was previously approved as a Planned Unit Development (PUD). According to city records, the project did not move forward immediately, and a code change eliminated the PUD zoning district by consolidating PUD and PD zoning into a single district.

The 13.1-acre Planned Development (PD) is located on the west side of NW 27th Avenue in the 1400 block.

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The 13.1-acre site is located on the west side of NW 27th Avenue

Applicant Crystal Park Apartments is associated with Capris Furniture which is located across from the proposed site, and the applicant intends on assisting Capris employees by offering affordable housing options in the area.

The apartment complex would include exterior elevations, a community center and leasing office, and residential buildings consisting of 6, 7, and 10 units.

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There are three schools in the area that would serve the residents of the proposed apartment complex: College Park Elementary School, Howard Middle School, and Vanguard High School.

A traffic study of the area is not required since the complex is expected to generate less than 100 evening peak hour trips.

During a November 8 meeting, the Ocala Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously recommended approval for the planned development. The commission’s vote is not final, and the matter will go before the Ocala City Council members for approval during its regular meeting on Tuesday, December 21.

The Ocala City Council meets at 5 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Ocala City Hall, which is located at 110 SE Watula Avenue in downtown Ocala.