Growth along Boggy Creek Road, near rural subdivision, prompts planning changes for Orange County | GrowthSpotter
By Dustin Wyatt | Growthspotter | Jul 20, 2022 at 5:40 pm
Orange County planners are working to ensure a neighborhood with large lots, grazing cattle and older homes a mile south of Lake Nona doesn’t lose its rural character to all of the fast-approaching urban growth.
The county is in the midst of updating its long-term comprehensive plan to shape how the Orlando area should look by the year 2050. One point of focus is a roughly one-mile stretch of Boggy Creek Road between S.R. 417 and the Osceola County line that’s currently being widened from two to four lanes.
The provision will impact the way developer Daryl Carter builds out his plan for 23 acres of ranch land on the east side of Boggy Creek Road, between Whispering Pines Road and the Osceola County line. The Bennett Place property backs right up to Kissimmee Farms.
For two years, he’s sought approval of mixed-use project that would bring 50,000 square feet of commercial and medical office space, a possible hospital or care facility with up to 150 beds, a hotel with up to 200 rooms and 350 multifamily units.