Wellness Way Area Plan

The Wellness Way Area Plan, located in the southern portion of Lake County, and bordered on the west by Orange County's Horizon West, has been recognized for many years as an area that has significant potential for economic development.

Wellness Way will enable Lake County to diversify its economy, protect natural resources and strengthen its connectivity with other economic hubs in the region.

How should Wellness Way Look?

The county is seeking input into how Wellness Way should look. Design standards will help developers know what their structures, signage and landscaping needs to look like. Whether you like Mission style, old Florida, industrial/high-tech, Neoclassical or some other architectural style, you can have input into how the area will look.

Submit comments and photo examples.

Vote on the Designs You Like

See something you like? Review previously submitted design ideas, and vote on the ones you would like to see in Wellness Way.

About Wellness Way

Future Land Uses

The intent of the Wellness Way Area Plan is to create a long-term master plan for the South Lake region which promotes significant economic development while encouraging fiscally-efficient and well-balanced development patterns that minimize environmental impacts and leverage existing resources.

To provide predictability within the area, there are five future land use categories.

Future Land Use Category Summary Table Maximum Density Allocation Table

Further, to provide predictability within the Area Plan, there are five (5) future land use categories (FLUC) as described below:

Future Land Use Categories
Min Density/Net Buildable Acre
Max Density/Net Buildable Acre
Min Avg FAR
Max Avg FAR
Town Center
6.00 (d.u.)
25.00 (d.u.)
Wellness Way 1
3.00 (d.u)
20.00 (d.u)
Wellness Way 2
2.50 (d.u)
15.00( d.u)
Wellness Way 3
2.00 (d.u)
10.00 (d.u)
Wellness Way 4

Through the Wellness Way Area Plan, Lake County will develop a comprehensive economic development and branding strategy that achieves a target jobs-to-housing ratio. The anticipated build-out of 16,531 units will generate over 26,839 jobs based on the requirements of each land use. This will result in an overall jobs-to-housing ratio of just over 1.6 for the entire Wellness Way Area Plan.

Maximum Capacity Allocation Table

Through the Wellness Way Area Plan (WWAP), Lake County shall develop a comprehensive economic development and branding strategy that achieves a target jobs‐to‐housing ratio within the WWAP as described below:

Future Land Use Category
Max Capacity/Net Acre
Jobs to Housing Ratio
Square Feet/Employee
Town Center
4.00 (d.u)
Wellness Way 1
1.85 (d.u.)
Wellness Way 2
1.60 (d.u)
Wellness Way 3
1.35 (d.u)
Wellness Way 4

Master Planned Unit Developments (PUDs)

Master Planned Unit Developments will be used in Wellness Way. They must contain at least 1,000 acres, although the Board of County Commissioners can approve less in certain circumstances, and they must address the same issues as the master plan, although in greater detail. If you want to stay involved in the future development plans for Wellness Way, here are the steps that each project has to go through:

The Process

1. Pre-Application Conference

A meeting is held between the developer and Lake County's Agency for Economic Prosperity.

2. Site Plan Submittal

The developer submits their concept plan to the county, which outlines the composition of the development.

3. Public Input

The developer holds a public workshop/community meeting where residents and business leaders can give their input into the concept plan. [Sign up now to receive notices of public meetings.]

4. Review

Lake County's Agency for Economic Prosperity completes its review of the plan, and determines a recommendation.

5. Planning & Zoning Board

The developer presents its plan at a public hearing of the Planning & Zoning Board. The public is welcome to speak at the hearing. The P&Z Board makes a recommendation to approve or deny the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. [To see upcoming projects being requested, view upcoming Planning and Zoning agendas]

6. Board of County Commissioners

A public hearing is held, and the public can give input at the meeting. The board will then vote on the plan.

Maps & Documents


  • 2013

    July 31, 2013

    Public Workshop

    Oct. 22, 2013

    Public Workshop with BOCC

    Oct. 29, 2013

    Public Workshop at Clermont City Council Chambers
  • 2014

    Jan. 28, 2014

    Public Workshop

    Oct. 29, 2014

    Planning & Zoning Board Transmittal Public Hearing

    Nov. 18, 2014

    Board of County Commissioners Transmittal Public Hearing
  • 2015

    Jul. 21, 2015

    Board of County Commissioners Adoption/Transmittal Public Hearing

    Dec. 15, 2015

    Board of County Commissioners DEO Compliance Agreement Public Hearing
  • 2016

    Jan 5, 2016

    Board of County Commissioners Redmedia Amendment Adoption/Transmittal Public Hearing

    Feb. 5, 2016

    Challenges to be Accepted

    Feb. 1, 2016

    Notice of Intent
  • 2017

    Dec 26, 2017

    Wellness Way became effective.