The Golden Triangle area is located at the western-most edge of the City of Mount Dora at the junction of Old Hwy 441, U.S. 19A, and Eudora Road. In a larger context, the Golden Triangle is formed by the meeting of three neighboring cities: Mount Dora, Tavares, and Eustis. Prior to the re-alignment of U.S. Hwy 441, the Golden Triangle corridor served as the primary route to Mount Dora from cities in the west such as Tavares, Eustis, and Leesburg. Current land uses include strip retail centers on the north and south side of Old Hwy 441, existing multi-family and single-family residential, and various outparcel retail/commercial developments.
The Golden Triangle area is a prime opportunity to create a western gateway to the City of Mount Dora. While a major portion of east-bound traffic is now routed on U.S. 441, the U.S. 19A/Old Hwy 441 corridor still serves as a connection from Eustis, Tavares, and Leesburg to Mount Dora.
With the Golden Triangle’s significance in both multi-modal connectivity and transition into the City, redevelopment of the area should be focused on establishment of a functioning activity center. Ideally a mix of commercial and medium to-high density residential supports a redeveloped retail center with a high degree of multi-modal access. The on-site water body also presents an opportunity for integration of a public space component.
Eudora Road Roundabout
Lake County Public Works has included the Eudora Road/U.S. 19A/Old Hwy 441 intersection improvement as a roundabout in their 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Plan.
The Florida Department of Transportation is conducting an off-system corridor planning study along Old U.S. 441 from Wooton Park in the City of Tavares to Tremain Street in the City of Mount Dora. The purpose of this study is to identify and evaluate alternatives for a 6-mile multi-use trail that would connect the proposed Segment 5 of the Wekiva Trail with Wooton Park in downtown Tavares. This Wekiva Trail extension is included in the Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization’s 2020 List of Priority Projects for advancement from the “study” phase to the Project Development & Environmental Study.