Central Florida

Disney And The Michaels Organization Advance Affordable Housing Plans In Horizon West

Efforts to tackle Central Florida’s pressing affordable housing crisis have taken a significant step forward as plans by Walt Disney World and The Michaels Organization to develop a sprawling affordable housing community in Horizon West have cleared a notable hurdle. On February 15, Orange County’s Planning and Zoning Commission voted to recommend the transmittal of a request for a future land use amendment for Disney’s 114-acre property, marking a pivotal advancement in the project’s journey towards realization. This collaborative effort between the entertainment behemoth and the Camden, New Jersey-based developer is poised to erect as many as 1,410 apartments, with over 1,000 designated as affordable housing units, directly addressing the region’s acute need for accessible living spaces.

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