• New apartment unit planned for Baldwin Park


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Homeowners in Orlando's upscale Baldwin Park are concerned about another huge apartment project.

    Channel 9's Berndt Petersen learned developers want to build 483 units along Lake Baldwin on some of the priciest land in the entire community and the project will likely be approved.

    Officials with the Residential Owners Association said Baldwin Park needs to keep up with a changing market.

    “We as a community, not just Baldwin Park but the entire country, are faced with addressing that change in housing,” Dale Petersen said.

    The new complex would replace a condominium project originally planned for the spot.

    Since the property is zoned for what's called "attached multi-family housing," apartments are allowed but too many single, twentysomethings aren't quite what some had hoped for.

    Resident Mike Seitz said he he’s worried it’ll take away from the community’s family-friendly image.

    “Too much of that might be a little much for the families that are here," he said. “We live in one of those single-family homes.”

    A residents' meeting is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Glenridge Middle School.

    Orlando city officials will consider the plans in two weeks.

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