The Clermont City Council unanimously approved a motion at the August 13 council meeting to place a six-month moratorium on apartment applications within city limits. Council’s motion gives staff direction to review the city’s land code regarding its criteria and approach to apartments to make improvements, including affordability.
“We are looking to get out in front of an increasing wave in demand for apartments that we’re seeing across Central Florida – and specifically in Clermont,” said City Manager Darren Gray. “Our city is becoming an even more desirable place to live, and the pace of demand for apartments is rapidly increasing. This will give us an opportunity to ensure that the city’s rules and regulations for apartments are achieving our growth management objectives of a high-quality, sustainable place to reside.”
Staff will engage the council, industry representatives and the community at large for suggestions to update the city’s multifamily program guidelines. A public workshop is being planned and final recommendations will be brought back to council for further action.
Already approved apartment projects and those that are in process will not be affected.
Clermont Apartment Projects (opening soon or in planning stages)
144 units – The Lofts, located on Oakley Seaver Dr./Citrus Tower Blvd. (opening soon)
230 units – The Addison, 230 units (15 buildings), Hooks Street/Citrus Tower Blvd (under construction)
70 units – Clermont Senior Ridge, located on Hunt Trace Blvd/Oakley Seaver Blvd. (initial planning stage)