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Golden Ocala and World Equestrian Center DRI

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RLR Investments, Golden Ocala and associated entities have submitted Land Use Amendment and Rezoning applications for a mixed-use project for the Golden Ocala and World Equestrian Center Development of Regional Impact.

Based on the applicants proposal, “The Project will include single family residential, multi-family residential (condominium units), commercial, hotel, recreation, equestrian facilities and other uses to support the horse industry such as stables, bridle/walking trails, etc.” Find the applicant’s supporting materials here:

1. Comprehensive Plan amendment application
2. Planned Unit Development rezoning application
3. Supporting documentation materials, part A
    - Supporting documentation materials, part B
5. Comprehensive Plan amendment staff report
6.  Zoning PUD staff report
7. Development master plan "H"
8. PUD Master Plan Oct. 13, 2017
9.  Traffic methodology, revised June 21, 2017
     - Traffic study August 2017, part A
     - Traffic study August 2017, part B
     - Traffic study August 2017, part C
     - Traffic study August 2017, part D
10. Dept. of Economic Opportunity review letter 

The project is an expansion of the existing Golden Ocala Planned Unit Development and World Equestrian Center Special Use Permit uses. It also includes the recently-approved Equestrian Estates subdivision, as well as approximately 1,000 acres of unplatted, rural lands. The total project area is about 3,145 acres. A certain amount of entitlements already exist, including 798 single family residential lots, 125 three-acre Equestrian Estates, 325,000 square feet of commercial space and 138 hotel rooms. Below is a table of total proposed uses for the development:

Use

Units

Approximate acreage

Single-family residence
(within existing Golden Ocala PUD and medium residential)

1,264

+/- 1,089

Condominium units

835

Equestrian Estates
(minimum 3-acre tracts)

300

+/- 1,458

Total residential units

2,399

+/- 2,547

RV park

200 spaces

+/-120.5

Hotel

385 rooms

Other commercial

525,000 square feet

World Equestrian Center

4 indoor arenas and 1 outdoor ring (10,000 seats total); 17 barns, paddocks/schooling warm-up and exhibition rings, parking, derby field, heliport, restaurant, retail areas

+/- 478

The amendment and PUD rezoning applications will be considered by the Marion County Planning & Zoning Commission and the Marion County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) in a series of public hearings. The schedule of public hearings, agenda materials and staff recommendations are as follows:

Date/Entity

Outcome

Staff reports

Public hearing 1: Planning & Zoning Commission
May 31, 2017

Recommend the BCC transmit to Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)

Staff comprehensive plan report

Staff zoning report

Public hearing 2: Board of County Commissioners
June 20, 2017

Transmittal to DEO for state review approved

Public hearing 3: Board of County Commissioners
Oct. 17, 2017

Adoption/Denial to be determined