Disney’s massive affordable housing project in Horizon West clears hurdle, gets new details

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Plans by Walt Disney World and Camden, New Jersey-based developer The Michaels Organization to build a massive affordable housing community with as many as 1,410 apartments have cleared an important hurdle.


Orange County’s planning and zoning commission voted on Feb. 15 to recommend transmittal of a request for a future land use amendment for Disney’s 114-acre property in Horizon West.

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Submitted by applicant Kathy Hattaway, of Walt Disney Imagineering — a division within The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) — the request is to expand the Horizon West Village H special planning area boundary to include the property and apply the future land use of “village” to it.

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