Two undeveloped tracts of land at the corner of Southeast County Highway 484 and Southeast 132nd Street Road near the Belleview Public Library are expected to have commercial uses when developed, property records and the landowner have indicated.
Though early in the process, the potential development could bring businesses to the area in contrast to the mostly residential surroundings.
One parcel totaling 39.12 acres northeast of the CR 484 and Southeast 132nd Street Road intersection is already cleared with the exception of a stand of trees at the corner. To its north are the library and what will soon be the Bennah Oaks neighborhood.
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The land was sold by 484 Holdings, LLC to 484 Industrial, LLC for $ 1,655 million on March 10. Both companies are associated with local developer Harvey Vandeven. Matt Fabian, son of Jef Fabian of Fabian Construction in Ocala, is also a registered agent in 484 Industrial, which formed in October of last year.
Vandeven told the Star-Banner via email that they are designing plans for the area now and hope to have news soon on “potential business” relocating to the area.
Parcels already have business zoning
City of Belleview records show the parcel previously held an A-1 (general agriculture) zoning but was rezoned to B-4 (regional business).
484 Industrial also owns a 47.37-acre parcel of cleared land just south across the road, which also has plenty of frontage. This parcel is currently buffered from residential housing to the south by a tree line. It was also rezoned from A-1 to B-5 (heavy business) previously.
B-4 classification allows for regional shopping centers, intensive commercial activities, service establishments and financial and administrative complexes, to name a few uses listed in Marion County’s Land Development Code.
B-5 classification is intended for “uses such as retail or wholesale, repair and service” that will serve clients “from a regional area providing access for large delivery trucks.”
There are only a handful of businesses in the area so far, including Neighborhood Storage, Quick King, Dollar General, Marion Pumpers septic service and day care ABC Children’s Country Club.
Nearby Bennah Oaks expected later this year
The northern parcel of land and adjacent Bennah Oaks neighborhood under construction to the north were previously authorized by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as a disaster debris management site for vegetative debris in the wake of Hurricane Irma from September 2017 to February 2018.
Bennah Oaks, which is being developed by D32 Builder under WD Invest out of Orlando, is slated to have around 420 single-family houses on over 100 acres adjacent to the library. There will be four bedrooms and three bathroom plans, as well as three bed and two and a half bath plans.
Bennah Oaks had purchased 48 acres of that land from 484 Holdings for $ 1.36 million last July. D32 Builder’s website lists the delivery date as December 2022.
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