Paredes Design Consultants provides assistance to
our clients with their facilities expansion and real
estate needs. Specific site criteria are developed for a
thorough search of target areas. Site feasibility studies
and master planning are performed to insure the viability
of development. Research is undertaken to determine the
extent of required infrastructure improvements. Meetings
are held with local planning and zoning officials to
obtain ordinances, also to fully understand all site
restrictions and the development approval process. The
due diligence efforts of title search, appraisal,
environmental assessment, survey and geotechnical analysis
are coordinated. Working closely with Real Estate
Attorneys we insure that contractual agreements protect
our clients and that property is obtained at or below
market value. After Closing, we offer assistance with
presentations to the planning commission and community.
Management of the site and building design efforts insures
that our Clients realize their goals in property
This potential OCPS High
School site includes 10 acres east of the electric
operations building and 68 acres immediately north
surrounded by residential. The twelve acres just north of
the building, with all of the small structures is not
included, but might be. The seller would be interested in
retaining ownership but providing access down the 10 acres
because it is zoned commercial.
Road on right is Park, on
south is Ponkan. To get to this from Wekiva, traffic would
come out Welch, turn north on Park and then left on Ponkan.
City has plans for major improvements to Ponkan, so it
should be excellent access.
We must look at school access.
One way in and out along commercial property may not be
functional. We may want second access to Ponkan to create
a loop. It is also possible to look at buying a house to
get access to Park Avenue north. We would need to look at
impact on that neighborhood.
Civil Engineer has looked at
this but does not have recommendations yet. Barring very
unusual surprises, it looks doable. We would also have to
get the 12 acres just behind the power building.
Reasonable price, say in the
$2.5 M range. Site cost (grading) would appear to be a
little less than most sites in the area. The main extra
cost is likely to be for building access road(s) but that
is not the worst thing that could be done at a high
Ponkan appears easier to use
and has better access, in my opinion, to current students.
The Ponkan site would probably be perceived as a more
attractive location. Development in this area should be
very attractive and older uses will gradually be changed.
Student Assignment clearly recommended Zellwood as the
second site both early on and after given the information
of this new alternative. However, they are most concerned
with trying to find a way to preserve the Hiawassee site.
If it stays in the mix, even as a site to follow, they may
not be opposed to or may even prefer the Ponkan site.