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  • Summit Construction files plans for two new Osceola charter schools

    Summit Construction files plans for two new Osceola charter schools

    Charter school specialist Summit Construction Management Group filed construction plans late last week for two new charter schools on opposite ends of Osceola County. The first, Boggy Creek Charter School, is located at 3200 Tindall Acres Road. Plans filed with the South Florida Water Management...

  • Orange County Public Schools invites bids for building plan review contractors

    Orange County Public Schools invites bids for building plan review contractors

    Orange County Public Schools is seeking private bidders to help the school system review new construction plans for compliance with Florida’s building codes. In an Invitation to Bid (ITB) published this week, the school system details its need for service providers to review plans for compliance...

  • Osceola officials to visit middle school sites before buying architectural plans

    Osceola officials to visit middle school sites before buying architectural plans

    Osceola County school officials will schedule trips to Orlando and Palm Springs in January to visit the top four middle school sites among dozens of prototype designs that were submitted this month for reuse. The district has had a successful history with Schenkel Shultz, which has designed middle...

  • St. Cloud charter school files plans for new K-5 building set to open Fall 2017

    St. Cloud charter school files plans for new K-5 building set to open Fall 2017

    St. Cloud Preparatory Academy has selected a contractor and filed building plans for a new 22,250-square-foot elementary school building, with plans to open in Fall 2017. The Stevens Plantation charter school was sold over the summer for $10.3 million to Oregon-based Charter School Capital, which...

  • Private school Radiant Life Academy plans expansion, new building

    Private school Radiant Life Academy plans expansion, new building

    Private Christian school Radiant Life Academy is planning to expand its building footprint in west Orange County over the coming year, with aim to double its current enrollment over the next five years.  Located at 8151 Clarcona Ocoee Road near Ocoee, the school operates out of the Radiant Life...

  • Osceola Schools seeking architect for middle school prototype design

    Osceola Schools seeking architect for middle school prototype design

    With a growing student population and multiple new middle school projects in the works, Osceola County Schools is in the market for a prototype design that can be replicated across the county. The district posted a Request for Information (RFI) on Friday seeking architecture firms to supply plans...

  • Seminole State seeks qualified firms to help redevelop donated property

    Seminole State seeks qualified firms to help redevelop donated property

    Seminole State College of Florida (SSC) is requesting qualifications and input from architectural and engineering firms on how best to transform a 10-acre parcel near its main campus in Sanford. In February, SSC formally announced Norman and Jean Gould had donated 10 acres of land that included...

  • Brazilian contractor plans pre-K school for Laureate Park Village Center's Phase 3

    Brazilian contractor plans pre-K school for Laureate Park Village Center's Phase 3

    A Brazilian contractor and real estate investor is planning to build and operate the second local franchise of Amazing Explorers Academy, tentatively set as the first tenant in Lake Nona's Laureate Park Village Center third phase.  The new daycare and early childhood education business currently...

  • Maitland’s Advance Learning Academy to expand at new site in Lake of the Woods

    Maitland’s Advance Learning Academy to expand at new site in Lake of the Woods

    Advance Learning Academy, a private school located in Maitland, is moving out of its crowded rental headquarters to a building purchased for remodeling by the school’s founder and principal, Stacy Taylor. Taylor bought about 4 acres along Lake of the Woods in Maitland for $1.6 million, according...

  • Disney subsidiary gears up for 1,300-plus home expansion of Celebration

    Disney subsidiary gears up for 1,300-plus home expansion of Celebration

    The Celebration Company (TCC) has reached an agreement with Osceola County Schools that helps clear the way for a major expansion of the masterplanned community to almost 90 percent of its full buildout of 8,065 residential units. TCC, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, owns approximately...

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  • Developer looking for JV partners on mixed use project near Osceola research park

    Developer looking for JV partners on mixed use project near Osceola research park

    The owners of a 66-acre parcel on Fortune Road in Kissimmee are looking for development partners for the mixed-use project to complement a new high tech research park nearby on the Judge Farms property. "We believe we may be able to have some embedded synergies with them," David Salanitro told GrowthSpotter. "As...

  • Orlando Science School plans downtown expansion via office bldg purchase

    Orlando Science School plans downtown expansion via office bldg purchase

    Orlando Science Schools, a local charter with three campuses, plans to acquire and convert an office building that neighbors its Downtown Orlando campus in order to double enrollment, and will seek civil engineer and architect bids in the coming months, its executive director told GrowthSpotter. ...

  • Subcontractors needed for nine Orange County school projects totaling $166M

    Subcontractors needed for nine Orange County school projects totaling $166M

    Eight separate Orange County elementary school construction projects will be seeking subcontractors to bid over the next couple of months, with their construction managers the contact to target for inquiries. Six projects are replacements of existing elementary schools, one is a comprehensive renovation...

  • New Montessori school planned for Lake Nona, GC sought next

    New Montessori school planned for Lake Nona, GC sought next

    The owners of Montessori School of Orlando have bought property in Lake Nona for a second school. John and Marilou Esguerra, through their affiliate corporation, paid $1.4 million this week for the 1.8-acre parcel at 9186 Dowden Road, just next door to Nona Park Village apartments. John Esguerra...

  • Charter school provider buys land in Minneola for new K-8 school

    Charter school provider buys land in Minneola for new K-8 school

    A subsidiary of Academica, a Miami-based charter school provider, has purchased land at the east end of South Street in Minneola to build a K-8 charter school. A deed recorded late Thursday transferred the property from Schoolhouse Finance of Arlington, Virginia, to Minneola School Development...

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  • GC sought for second public elementary school planned in growing Lake Nona

    GC sought for second public elementary school planned in growing Lake Nona

    First it was a second middle school for Lake Nona, and now it’s time to double down on elementary schools as a testament to the area’s continued growth. Orange County Public Schools has plans to build a school that will accommodate 830 students, using a vacant 12-acre parcel at 8039 Laureate Blvd.,...

  • Rollins College building unique pre-school

    Rollins College building unique pre-school

    Rollins College is creating a pre-school that will serve as a Petri dish for students to observe—through a one-way glass wall—how youngsters behave and interact with one another. The Child Development and Student Research Center at Hume House will be able to contain as many as 40 children, ages...

  • GC Welbro puts out bids for Audubon Park K-8 school

    GC Welbro puts out bids for Audubon Park K-8 school

    Overcrowding at area schools is providing a boon for builders whose latest opportunity is the Audubon Park K-8 project. An influx of new residents, as well as general growth, has Orange County Public Schools bidding out several school projects.  In this case, the Audubon school is being built to...

  • Subcontractor bids go out for Parramore K-8 school construction

    Subcontractor bids go out for Parramore K-8 school construction

    From lockers to bike racks, subcontractors are being urged to tap the youngster in themselves as they bid on jobs to build the Parramore Pre-K-8 school. Bid documents show almost 60 areas of need for subcontractors for a project that is expected to cost $49.3 million to build, take up 251,812 square...

  • Core Golf Academy Plans $70M Expansion

    Core Golf Academy Plans $70M Expansion

    Core Golf Academy is going to need plenty of subcontractors as it embarks on a $70-million expansion that will give the golf training facility for teens its own 23-acre campus, complete with dorm rooms for over 600 students and a private school. The academy, in Winter Garden, will move across the...

  • Leading Brazilian business school to open first U.S. branch in Orlando

    Leading Brazilian business school to open first U.S. branch in Orlando

    Fundação Dom Cabral, one of Brazil’s top business schools for international MBA and executive management programs, will open its first branded school outside the country in Orlando later this year, with a focus on immersive training for mid-sized companies, lead executives told GrowthSpotter.  ...

  • K-8 Parramore school on track, bidding scheduled for December

    K-8 Parramore school on track, bidding scheduled for December

    While the governor’s veto of state funding for a new Downtown Orlando Campus for the University of Central Florida and Valencia College in Creative Village could slow that project down, the K-8 school next door in Parramore is on track for bids to be proffered in December. Construction would start...

  • 11 Orlando-area companies compete for $75M Boggy Creek Road high school

    11 Orlando-area companies compete for $75M Boggy Creek Road high school

    Eleven Orlando-area construction companies are in the running to build Osceola County's new $75 million high school on Boggy Creek Road. Cheryl Jessee, purchasing supervisor for the school district, said the bid evaluation team will meet Oct. 27 to short list up to five firms and invite them to...

  • Kissimmee lands new culinary school specializing in Latin American cuisine

    Kissimmee lands new culinary school specializing in Latin American cuisine

    The Latin American International Cuisine Institute - Florida's first bilingual culinary institute - will open in Kissimmee in January. The school will offer classes in Spanish and English in culinary, pastry and mixology and will employ 23 instructors and staff with an average wage of $45,000 per...

  • Avalon Park Group gains ground on community center, charter school plans

    Avalon Park Group gains ground on community center, charter school plans

    Avalon Park Group will seek general contractors later this year for projected groundbreakings in January on a new community center and charter school in Avalon Park, developments estimated at $1.5 million and $16 million, respectively.  With more than 15,000 residents, 4,000-plus homes and 2,000...

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  • Parramore school project making progress as construction nears

    Parramore school project making progress as construction nears

    The Parramore pre-K-8 school is getting closer to fruition, with bidding to build the 384,000-square-foot educational center coming as soon as December. The $41.3 million project, at the SW quadrant of Parramore Avenue and Amelia Street, is scheduled to go before the Orlando Municipal Planning...

  • Four new schools going up with over $75M value

    Four new schools going up with over $75M value

    The Orange County School District is gearing up to spend over $75 million to replace four dilapidated elementary schools. Ventura Elementary is the first in the multi-year program to do away with so-called portable schools that are made out of trailers and were built from 1987 to 1995 to accommodate...

  • Construction manager sought to rebuild Mollie Ray Elementary in West Orange

    Construction manager sought to rebuild Mollie Ray Elementary in West Orange

    Orange County public schools are providing a wellspring of construction work this year, with the latest project out for bid Mollie Ray Elementary School. The education department is looking for a construction manager at risk for what school officials hope will be a total tear down and rebuild of...

  • First Academy plans $10.5M gym; seeks GC for project

    First Academy plans $10.5M gym; seeks GC for project

    A Christian school in southwest Orlando plans a major expansion of its athletic facilities and is seeking a general contractor for the $10.5 million project. The First Academy plans to create a field house/gymnasium that will have regulation size volleyball and basketball courts, what the school...

  • Orangewood latest Christian school to expand

    Orangewood latest Christian school to expand

    Christian schools are being caught up by the same student influx as public institutions, with Orangewood Christian School in Maitland the latest example. The 30-year-old institution plans a $4 million renovation for its elementary school that involves a significant addition of classrooms and a...

  • Lake Nona's growth leaves school system scrambling

    Lake Nona's growth leaves school system scrambling

    Lake Nona is growing at such a rapid clip, the Orange County school system is having a hard time keeping up, and that’s going to mean scores of construction jobs. Just four years after its first middle school opened, Lake Nona is getting another one. And there are now plans to build an elementary...

  • Two Osceola charter schools sell for $32 million

    Two Osceola charter schools sell for $32 million

     Charter Schools USA is now the official owner of two Osceola County charter schools that opened in the fall. The Ft. Lauderdale-based company paid $15.76 million to its builder, Ryan Companies, last week for the 92,000-square-foot Four Corners Upper School. Located on 16 acres in Stoneybrook,...

  • New Galileo School project in Sanford will cost roughly $13M

    New Galileo School project in Sanford will cost roughly $13M

    The Galileo School for Gifted Learning in Sanford is moving a couple of miles down the road to a new facility that will be built for the charter school. Work is expected to start on the eight-acre site at E. SR 46 and Cameron Avenue at the beginning of February 2016 with completion projected for...

  • First Goddard School planned for Orlando on S. Apopka Vineland Road

    First Goddard School planned for Orlando on S. Apopka Vineland Road

    A local property owner is in the early stages of pursuing rezoning and land-use change on a 1.78-acre parcel in southwest Orange County to open Greater Orlando's first Goddard School.   The Goddard School is an early childhood education provider that features a unique play-based learning system...

  • Osceola to name construction manager for new $75 million high school

    Osceola to name construction manager for new $75 million high school

     Orlando-based Gilbane Building Co. came out on top in the rankings for construction manager at risk for Osceola County's new $75 million high school. Purchasing Supervisor Cheryl Jessee said the recommendation will go to the School Board at its Nov. 17 meeting to commence negotiations. Gilbane...

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