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Lake Louise, LLC seeking annexation in first step towards 88-acre planned development in SW Ocala

Lake Louise, LLC has plans to construct a new housing development on property it hopes city officials will annex into the city of Ocala.

Ocala City Council members will hear three ordinances during their regular meeting on Tuesday that ask for annexation and changes to the land use of an 88.73-acre property located northeast of the intersection of SW 7th Avenue and SW 32nd Street, including Lake Louise.

Lake Louise LLC seeking annexation in first step toward 88 acre planned development in SW Ocala
The 88.73-acre property is located northeast of SW 7th Avenue and SW 32nd Street

The city says the property is contiguous to city limits and is eligible for annexation. The property was originally platted for single-family development, but most lots and infrastructure were not developed.

Lake Louise, LLC is seeking annexation of the property in order to obtain city services, a land use change from Medium Residential (County) to Low Intensity (City), and a future land use policy that would provide development conditions that ensure compatibility with existing surrounding uses.

If the three ordinances are approved, a new Planned Development would be submitted for review and approval for the entirety of the development.

The City of Ocala is proposing a land use policy that would designate the entire project area as a Planned Development. The maximum density would be 16 dwelling units per gross acre with a maximum of 1,146 dwelling units.

Access points to the development would be centralized within the development and would allow a maximum of two access connections to SW 7th Avenue and SW 32nd Street.

Prior to final approval of the development, a traffic study and analysis would be required for the entire acreage that is designated as a Planned Development.

The Ocala City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 5:00 p.m. Its next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 18, at Ocala City Hall, which is located at 110 SE Watula Avenue.