Residential community w/ resort amenities & 674 SFR units, converted from a 250-acre farm. We provided Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Master Plan Design with regional lift station, and more.


Comprehensive Plan Amendment
Conceptual Site Plans
Construction Administration
Construction Cost Analysis
Development Plans
Due Diligence & Data Gathering
Landscape / Irrigation / Hardscape Plans
Permitting & Approvals
Project Coordination
Project Scheduling
Right-of-Way Vacation
Site Review
Traffic Impact Analysis Review


  • City of Apopka
  • Orange County
  • Orange County Public Schools (OCPS)
  • St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD)
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)


Our investment in technology allowed us to deliver innovative, feasible engineering solutions faster than the competition.

Our 3D modeling capabilities reduced site work costs by minimizing cut/fill.

We consistently evaluated use of existing infrastructure to reduce site development costs.

Our team thoroughly understands the Comprehensive Plan Modification Process.

Appian Engineering led the development team consisting of surveyors, environmental scientists, geotechnical firms, transportation engineers, attorneys, and landscape architects through the entitlement process. The existing cattle farm had an uncommon topographical change of over 200 vertical feet, a rarity in Central Florida. Prior to our involvement, another engineering firm was unsuccessful in presenting a feasible design due to lack of experience with such elevation changes.

A key advantage of Appian Engineering is our ability to leverage the latest technology to produce sound engineering solutions at a lower cost. Modern computer processors, graphics cards, and software capable of modeling complex 3D surfaces enable our staff to solve complex design issues. This technology allowed Appian to grade the challenging site quickly, evaluate the cut/fill, then fine-tune the design, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in site work.

The surrounding roadway network consisted of old clay orange grove roads that had been overlaid with asphalt. Appian worked with the geotechnical engineers to evaluate which sections of road could be upgraded and which portions required full replacement, reducing site development costs. In addition to the existing roadway improvements, the project included a new arterial roadway connection providing access from US 27 to the Turnpike. Engineering the connection required extensive coordination with the City of Minneola, St. Johns River Water Management District, the Florida Department of Transportation, and Lake County.

Since the issuance of all permits by each authority having jurisdiction, Appian has since overseen the successful completion of the six phases of developmental construction and obtained full certificate of completion and final site clearances.

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