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New 100-home development in northeast Ocala coming up for vote this week

Home renderings at the new Puravida. (Photo: Priscilla Investments)
Home renderings at the new Puravida. (Photo: Priscilla Investments)

City officials will determine this week whether or not to approve a new, 100-home development planned for a 24.50-acre property in northeast Ocala.

The matter will come before the Ocala City Council on Tuesday, June 18, during its regular meeting.

Owned by Priscilla Investments, LLC, the property is located at the southwest corner of NE 35th Street and NE 19th Avenue. It has sat vacant and undeveloped for several decades.

According to city records, the new subdivision will be called “Puravida.”

“The Puravida Subdivision Planned Development intends to provide housing opportunities to accommodate Ocala’s growing population and create an affordable residential community,” according to the subdivision standards book.

The plan calls for a “variety of housing types for residents with different economic and social needs.” The developer hopes to make an “inclusive, and diverse, development.”

Rendering of new subdivision, Puravida, in northeast Ocala. (Photo: Priscilla Investments)
Rendering of new subdivision, Puravida, in northeast Ocala. (Photo: Priscilla Investments, LLC)

Puravida will feature a mix of 52 single-family detached homes, and 48 single-family detached, zero-lot line homes. The concept plan calls for 4.29 homes per acre and the proposed development will feature over 40% of open space.

According to the developer, the project’s architecture will “promote and enhance pedestrian access to public/common spaces.”

The architecture styles will feature “‘Florida, Classic,’ with earth tone colors, traditional fa├žade materials of brick, stone, stucco, and siding.”

Rendering of one of the homes at Puravida. (Photo: Priscilla Investments)
Rendering of one of the homes at Puravida. (Photo: Priscilla Investments, LLC)

In May, the Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously recommended approval of the planned development.

According to corporate records, Priscilla Investments, LLC, is registered to Webster and Fatima Luzuriaga, and P.A.S.D. Investments, LLC, which lists Carlos E. Paez as a manager and Maria J. Avendano as a registered member.

The planned development plan and standards book have gone through “four rounds of review at staff level,” according to city records.

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The owners of this property are hoping to move forward with the development of 100 single-family homes. (Photo: City of Ocala)

If approved, the new development will join several other residential developments nearby, including Emerson Pointe and Millwood Estates.

The Ocala City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Ocala City Hall (110 SE Watula Avenue) at 4 p.m.