The intersection of Vick and Welch Roads in Apopka was a fairly quiet place, a few years ago. But traffic volume increased when the south end of Vick Road tied directly into State Route 451, and the completion of Lester Road now allows traffic to flow more easily from Vick to Rock Springs Road.
But if two proposed projects happen, Vick and Welch could see heavier traffic.
Last month, AHO Holdings submitted plans to the city to build an entrance to their 4.3-acre parcel. The proposed entrance is approximately 500 feet south of the intersection of Vick and Welch. The concept plan shows 43 apartments in five separate two-story buildings and a clubhouse with a pool.
Early this month the developer of “New Errol,” Signature H Property Group, submitted their plans to the city. Much of the focus has been on the proposed new clubhouse, hotel, water park and 264 new homes to be built. But the proposal also includes an adult living facility that could serve as many as 240 people.
The center would be built on land adjacent to the proposed Meadow View Apartments, as this drawing shows:
The entrance to the facility would be where a golf cart path crosses Vick road, about 750 feet south of the intersection of Vick and Welch, not far from the proposed entrance to the Meadow View Apartments.
The proposed adult living facility would have three buildings. Two assisted living building, each with the capacity for 90 adults and a separate 60-bed post-acute rehabilitation facility.
“Neighborhood G,” as it is called in the New Errol plans, would be located on the 7th and 8th holes of the Grove Golf Course. The Grove Course has been closed for several years.
Here are the Artist’s renderings:
Editors Note: The previous version of this article identified the proposed 60-bed rehabilitation facility as an acute rehabilitation facility. The proposal is to build a post-acute rehabilitation facility.