The Zoning Division reviews applications for construction in advance of platting, including Model Homes. This is done in accordance with Orange County Code Sec. 30-83.
Model homes cannot be permitted to occupy more than twenty (20) percent of the lots in a single-family residential development that has an approved preliminary subdivision plan, or a phase thereof. In no circumstance may the number of model homes exceed five (5) per phase for single-family detached development, or one (1) six-unit building per phase for single family attached. In both cases, model units shall be required to be built out. The model homes shall be placed on contiguous lots or be clustered together in a readily identified area. No more than one (1) model home may be used as a sales office/center and is subject to requirements outlined in Orange County Code Sec. 38-79(5).