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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

100-home development approved for northeast Ocala

City officials approved plans for a new development that will be built on a 24.5-acre property in northeast Ocala, clearing the way for the addition of another 100 homes to the city’s housing offering.

On Tuesday, Ocala City Council members approved a rezoning request and development plan from property owner Priscilla Investments, LLC for the new Puravida subdivision, which will be located at the southwest corner of NE 35th Street and NE 19th Avenue in Ocala.

Puravida will feature a mix of 52 single-family detached homes, and 48 single-family detached, zero-lot line homes. Development plans call for 4.29 homes per acre and over 40% of open space throughout the community.

“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.

Plans show that the community will have entrances on both NE 35th Street and NE 19th Avenue.

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

Renderings for the community show a “variety of housing types for residents with different economic and social needs.” The developer hopes to make an “inclusive, and diverse, development,” according to plans submitted to the city.

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)

According to city officials, the development plans had gone through four rounds of review at staff level and last month, the Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously recommended approval.

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

Puravida joins similar developments nearby in Emerson Pointe and Millwood Estates. Both of those communities are in different stages of development, with the former just breaking ground and the latter working on its next phase.