Osceola County Developments

  • Hunter's Creek church adding Kissimmee campus, pays $3.2M for land

    Hunter's Creek church adding Kissimmee campus, pays $3.2M for land

    A growing church in Hunter's Creek paid $3.2 million this week to buy 11.6 acres for its second campus in Kissimmee.  Wade Mumm, lead pastor of Greeneway Church, told GrowthSpotter the church acted fast to secure the prime site at the corner of John Young Parkway and Centerview Drive even before...

  • City of Kissimmee pays $9.2M for park land & downtown office site

    City of Kissimmee pays $9.2M for park land & downtown office site

    Kissimmee City Commissioners this week approved two major property acquisitions totaling more than $9 million, including nearly 20 acres downtown in the city's Medical Arts District. Craig Holland, the city's development services director, said Kissimmee has been pursuing Osceola County's Beaumont...

  • Osceola DRC approves Tavistock's Sunbridge Phase 1 concept plan

    Osceola DRC approves Tavistock's Sunbridge Phase 1 concept plan

    Osceola County's Development Review Committee approved a revised Concept Plan by Tavistock Development Company on Wednesday morning for a 2,700-acre first phase of Sunbridge. The new plan incorporates some changes from the developer's original plan that were requested by county staff. Tavistock...

  • Architects to interview for chance to design first NeoCity office building

    Architects to interview for chance to design first NeoCity office building

    Three architecture firms will have a chance on July 31 to convince Osceola County officials they have the creative vision to design an office building at NeoCity that will help attract global business leaders to the emerging tech district. Located next door to the Florida Advanced Manufacturing...

  • Kissimmee's Int'l Promenade strip center sold to California investor for $5.6M

    Kissimmee's Int'l Promenade strip center sold to California investor for $5.6M

    A Southern California businessman paid $5.6 million last week for the International Promenade shopping center in Kissimmee's tourism corridor. Habib Jaboro told GrowthSpotter on Tuesday this is his family's first investment in Florida. Jaboro, who has been in the grocery and liquor store business,...

  • Atlanta firm prepping industrial park near Kissimmee Gateway Airport

    Atlanta firm prepping industrial park near Kissimmee Gateway Airport

    Atlanta-based Stein Investment Group is seeking a mass grading permit for a new industrial park near the Kissimmee Gateway Airport. The plan calls for a pair of 9-acre industrial lots straddling both sides of the future Hoagland Boulevard extension. Hoagland runs along the western boundary of the...

  • K. Hovnanian buys Phase 2 of subdivision on Osceola's Westside corridor

    K. Hovnanian buys Phase 2 of subdivision on Osceola's Westside corridor

    K. Hovnanian Homes added more land to its growing Central Florida portfolio last Friday.  The New Jersey-based homebuilder paid $4.9 million for Phase 2 of Magnolia at Westside, a 246-home subdivision in Four Corners near the intersection of Westside Boulevard and Florence Villa Grove Road. Division...

  • Turkish developer planning 150-acre resort in Kissimmee with horizontal hotel

    Turkish developer planning 150-acre resort in Kissimmee with horizontal hotel

    International real estate investment firm GAOK Invest wants to convert a Kissimmee petting farm near the new Poinciana SunRail station into a luxury resort. The company has hired planning firm Rj Whidden & Associates and applied with Osceola County to rezone 150 acres on Poinciana Boulevard to...

  • Racing instructor has contract on land next to Margaritaville for motorsports park

    Racing instructor has contract on land next to Margaritaville for motorsports park

    A South Florida racing enthusiast has a purchase contract on one of the largest undeveloped parcels on Kissimmee's W192 tourism corridor, and plans to build a $100 million tourist attraction. Orlando Motorsports Park founder Andy Bardar first shared his vision with GrowthSpotter last September for...

  • D.R. Horton expands holdings in St. Cloud, buys Canopy Walk subdivision

    D.R. Horton expands holdings in St. Cloud, buys Canopy Walk subdivision

    Homebuilder D.R. Horton paid $9 million last week to add another St. Cloud residential project to its portfolio. Located just east of the U.S. 192 - Narcoossee Road intersection, Canopy Walk is approved for 193 lots in Phase 1. Boca Raton-based Home Dynamics had completed 119 lots when D.R. Horton...

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  • Hanover Capital Partners launching new homebuilding division

    Hanover Capital Partners launching new homebuilding division

    With its litigation over Hanover Lakes in Osceola County now resolved, Hanover Capital Partners executives told GrowthSpotter the 543-home boating community will be a key component in the launch of the company's new homebuilding division: Hanover Family Builders. "We're happy to put it in the past...

  • Osceola County settles lawsuit with developer over Hanover Lakes project

    Osceola County settles lawsuit with developer over Hanover Lakes project

    Osceola County Commissioners this week unanimously approved a settlement with the developer of Hanover Lakes that allows the 543-home boating community on Alligator Lake to proceed without delay. The vote came Monday, less than two months after the principals of Hanover Capital Partners sued the...

  • NeoCity master plan reserves key waterfront sites for landmark tenants

    NeoCity master plan reserves key waterfront sites for landmark tenants

    Perkins+Will principal Stephen Coulston believes the master plan and phasing schedule for Osceola County's NeoCity was designed to build value over time, so it's important for the county to reserve key parcels for landmark buildings and tenants. Coulston presented the master plan to County Commissioners...

  • NeoCity development schedule

    NeoCity development schedule

    The NeoCity master plan projects that the district will develop from east to west. Consultants from Perkins+Will said the value of waterfront real estate on the east side will soar over time, and they recommend the county hold onto it for now.

  • K. Hovnanian buys more lots in St. Cloud's Narcoossee Road subdivision

    K. Hovnanian buys more lots in St. Cloud's Narcoossee Road subdivision

    Luxury homebuilder K. Hovnanian paid $3.86 million last week for its second major takedown of finished lots in the Preserve at Turtle Creek.  The New Jersey-based builder had previously acquired 40 lots from developer David Shapiro in the community's Phase 2. The recent acquisition comprises 68...

  • New subdivision planned on former St. Cloud Airfield property

    New subdivision planned on former St. Cloud Airfield property

    The City of St. Cloud has annexed a former private airfield and approved a PUD zoning for a 355-home subdivision there. Winter Garden developer Mark Maciel has filed a Preliminary Subdivision Plan for the 143-acre parcel on Michigan Avenue, just south of St. Cloud High School. The PSP goes to City...

  • Lennar under contract for 30 acres next to ChampionsGate Country Club

    Lennar under contract for 30 acres next to ChampionsGate Country Club

    Lennar Homes has a purchase contract for 30 acres in the Four Corners area that would give its next phase of ChampionsGate Country Club direct access to the future Westside Boulevard extension. The contract, signed in early May, was filed with the South Florida Water Management District this week...

  • Park Square Homes changing course on Veranda Palms resort development

    Park Square Homes changing course on Veranda Palms resort development

    Following through with a strategic phaseout of its vacation home business, Park Square Homes is looking to split off the undeveloped phases in its Veranda Palms resort in Osceola County, and launch them as a primary residential neighborhood. Park Square won approval in 2013 for the Short Term Rental...

  • NeoCity research park master plan

    NeoCity research park master plan

    Perkins+Will has completed an 18-month planning process to develop a master plan that regulates design, administration and uses in the 500 acre NeoCity research park.

  • Perkins+Will to present NeoCity master plan to Osceola commissioners

    Perkins+Will to present NeoCity master plan to Osceola commissioners

    After 18 months and study and refinement, Perkins+Will  is set to present the NeoCity master plan to Osceola County Commissioners on July 10.  The 186-page document presents a vision for the nearly 500-acre technology district that is full of color, economic vitality and public activity. It sets...

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  • Morningstar plans 100,000 SF self-storage facility near Tupperware campus

    Morningstar plans 100,000 SF self-storage facility near Tupperware campus

    Morningstar Properties paid $1.5 million this week for a new self-storage site in Osceola County's The Loop submarket. Morningstar is a vertically integrated developer and manager of self-storage facilities, operating under its own brand: Morningstar Storage. Currently the company manages a network...

  • St. Cloud envisions revitalized downtown and lakefront with master plan update

    St. Cloud envisions revitalized downtown and lakefront with master plan update

    St. Cloud leaders want to catch a bit of the magic that has brought about a downtown resurgence in places like Sanford and Winter Garden, hiring the GAI Consultants team that helped spark a revitalization of those communities and are now well into a city-wide master planning process they're calling...

  • St. Cloud Regional Medical Center planning Emergency Department expansion

    St. Cloud Regional Medical Center planning Emergency Department expansion

    St. Cloud Regional Medical Center is now the third major hospital in Osceola County to embark on a major expansion this year. The hospital filed a Site Development Plan (SDP) with the city of St. Cloud and went before the Development Review Committee last week for a plan to expand and renovate...

  • D.R. Horton buys proposed 95-lot subdivision on Boggy Creek Road

    D.R. Horton buys proposed 95-lot subdivision on Boggy Creek Road

    Homebuilder D.R. Horton paid $2.7 million last week for a 19-acre assemblage on Boggy Creek Road just south of the Orange County line. GrowthSpotter reported in January that Floriday Properties had contracts to buy the 5 parcels, which lie just south of the Orlando International Airport's Poitras...

  • Orlando-area medical offices sold as part of $2.75B Duke Realty - HTA deal

    Orlando-area medical offices sold as part of $2.75B Duke Realty - HTA deal

    A trio of medical office buildings across Orange and Osceola counties sold in recent days for a combined $94 million as part of Healthcare Trust of America's acquisition of the entire Duke Realty MOB portfolio. The Arizona-based, publicly-traded REIT announced the $2.75 billion deal in early May....

  • Nuvo Development building Art Deco-inspired self storage in Celebration

    Nuvo Development building Art Deco-inspired self storage in Celebration

    Winter Park's Nuvo Development is about to pull permits on what may be the loveliest self-storage facility in all of Central Florida. The company paid nearly $2.6 million last week for a 1.7-acre commercial lot on Celebration Boulevard, near the World Drive interchange. The company is partnering...

  • Minn.-based developer planning more retail & restaurants in Calypso Cay

    Minn.-based developer planning more retail & restaurants in Calypso Cay

    Minnesota-based Ryan Companies is under contract to buy a 7.4-acre vacant lot in the Calypso Cay resort area and plans a mix of retail and restaurants there. Two executives with Ryan's Southeast regional office in Tampa met Wednesday with Osceola County's planning staff to discuss potential site...

  • Osceola ranks architecture & construction firms for NeoCity office bldg

    Osceola ranks architecture & construction firms for NeoCity office bldg

    SchenkelShultz and Skanska USA lead the shortlist for architect and construction manager at risk in the bidding to determine who will build the first office building in Osceola County's NeoCity research park.   The same two firms were part of the winning team last December when the county was seeking...

  • Calypso Cay developer to add $10M self-storage facility in tourism corridor

    Calypso Cay developer to add $10M self-storage facility in tourism corridor

    Calypso Cay developer Steve Bradley has reacquired a vacant 2.2-acre parcel fronting on Vineland Road and plans to develop a $10 million self-storage facility there. Bradley is partnering with South Florida developer Stephen Hurowitz on the venture. The duo formed a limited liability company in...

  • Kettler projects $115M investment in Celebration, rapid FL expansion

    Kettler projects $115M investment in Celebration, rapid FL expansion

    Multifamily and mixed-use developer Kettler expects its planned luxury apartment community in Celebration to be the first of several deals in Central Florida as the company looks to gain a foothold in the Greater Orlando market, CEO Robert C. Kettler told GrowthSpotter.  "This development transaction...

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  • Food halls latest trend in mixed-use developments, experts say

    Food halls latest trend in mixed-use developments, experts say

    As developers of high-end mixed-use buildings look for ways to offer unique dining options to their residents, many are now turning to food halls as a key element in their retail mix. "As we right-size retail now, chef-driven food halls work because people want to live locally," Bayer Properties...

  • Narcoossee land assemblage slated for live-work development

    Narcoossee land assemblage slated for live-work development

    The city of St. Cloud will consider an annexation request for 11.5 acres assembled on Narcoossee Road for a proposed live-work development. The case goes to the city's Planning Commission on June 20. The four parcels lie on the west side of Narcoossee, just across Rummell Road from Turtle Creek....

  • Local developer group seeks rezone for luxury senior condos in Kissimmee

    Local developer group seeks rezone for luxury senior condos in Kissimmee

    Orlando developer Tom Ginther is seeking a land use change and rezoning for 40 acres near Shingle Creek Regional Park for a luxury retirement development. "We're excited about it," Ginther told GrowthSpotter on Friday. "We think it's one of the most beautiful pieces of property in the city of Kissimmee."...

  • Two separate developers planning live-work spaces in Osceola County

    Two separate developers planning live-work spaces in Osceola County

    Two separate developers are in early-stage planning for combined live-work spaces on opposite ends of Osceola County. Broker Mark Allen with Commercial Real Estate Professionals met with county planning staff on Wednesday to discuss site plan issues for a three-parcel assemblage at the northeast...

  • Kissimmee land owner & broker courting hotel next to Osceola Heritage Park

    Kissimmee land owner & broker courting hotel next to Osceola Heritage Park

    A local real estate broker has been meeting with county officials to improve access issues for a 10-acre parcel on E192 in hopes of luring a hotel to the property. Watson Commercial Realty broker Rob Keeler represents the owners, Harry and Jeanette Hinkle, who purchased the vacant land through...

  • AV Homes wants to build townhomes by new Valencia College Poinciana campus

    AV Homes wants to build townhomes by new Valencia College Poinciana campus

    Developer AV Homes is planning to build 102 townhomes within walking distance of the new Valencia College Poinciana Campus, but the plan would require converting approved residential lots in its luxury, gated Bellalago neighborhood for multifamily use. The 10-acre site is just south of the college...

  • Law firm partner sells 22-acre St. Cloud lakefront estate for $4.25M

    Law firm partner sells 22-acre St. Cloud lakefront estate for $4.25M

    The founding partner of Bogin, Munns & Munns sold his St. Cloud estate on the Alligator Chain of Lakes for $4.25 million last week, making it one of the most valuable estate sales in Osceola County history, second only to a $6.3 million sale four years ago in Celebration.  Rainier and April Munns...

  • Lennar prepping for more condos in next phase of Storey Lake Resort

    Lennar prepping for more condos in next phase of Storey Lake Resort

    Lennar Homes has begun prepping its fourth phase at Kissimmee's Storey Lake resort community, which is now one of Osceola County's fastest-growing developments. Osceola County planning staff have already recommended approval for a Phase 4 Preliminary Subdivision Plan that calls for 297 condos to...

  • Pulte to build next phase of townhomes in Lakeshore at Narcoossee

    Pulte to build next phase of townhomes in Lakeshore at Narcoossee

    Pulte Homes is moving forward with the second phase of its townhouse section at the popular Lakeshore at Narcoossee community in St. Cloud. The builder paid $5 million last week to buy the 9-acre parcel on Narcoossee Road, next to Narcoossee Elementary School.  The plat hasn't been recorded yet,...

  • Four Corners resorts drive Osceola's $882M+ in new construction last year

    Four Corners resorts drive Osceola's $882M+ in new construction last year

    New home construction along the Narcoossee corridor and in West Osceola helped fuel a projected 7.2 percent growth in property values countywide in 2016. "Sales are going up. Prices are going up. We have every indication that things are going to continue to increase in value," Osceola Property...

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  • AV Homes close to sales launch for final phase of Solivita

    AV Homes close to sales launch for final phase of Solivita

    AV Homes opens sales this month for the fifth and final phase of its highly successful Solivita active adult community, and the homebuilder is prepping new home sites at an accelerated pace to keep up with demand. Bob Kanjian, director of sales for the Arizona-based developer, told GrowthSpotter...

  • Elevation Development sells hotel pad near W192 & Disney for $1.8M

    Elevation Development sells hotel pad near W192 & Disney for $1.8M

    Rosemont Hotels Inc. paid $1.78 million on May 25 for a 2-acre hotel pad minutes from Walt Disney World property. The parcel on Sherberth Road in Kissimmee's W192 tourism corridor was part of an 8-acre commercial project by Elevation Development dubbed Parkview Retail Center.  GrowthSpotter reported...

  • Second round of bids pour in for Osceola's NeoCity office building

    Second round of bids pour in for Osceola's NeoCity office building

    Osceola County will have its choice of nine local and national architecture firms to design the first office building at the NeoCity office park. SchenkelShultz architects were a part of the winning bid last December when the county was pursing a design-build contract with Skanska USA. The county...

  • New owner plans major renovation and rebranding of Motel 6 near Disney

    New owner plans major renovation and rebranding of Motel 6 near Disney

    The Motel 6 Kissimmee Maingate West will undergo a major renovation and be rebranded as a Rodeway Inn, a Choice Hotels economy brand, the buyer told GrowthSpotter on Friday. Delaware Hotel Group (DHG) bought the 147-room corporate-owned motel on Kissimmee's W192 tourism corridor on April 26 for...

  • Aldi to build second grocery store on Kissimmee's W192

    Aldi to build second grocery store on Kissimmee's W192

    Fast-growing German-owned grocer Aldi Food Market is planning a fifth Osceola County store and second on Kissimmee's W192 corridor. SunDev Properties principal Mohamed Diab told GrowthSpotter the grocer will break ground before the end of the year on a 19,000-square-foot store in the Cane Island...

  • Michigan investor adds W192 shopping center to Orlando-area portfolio

    Michigan investor adds W192 shopping center to Orlando-area portfolio

    A Michigan anesthesiologist and real estate investor is expanding his growing Orlando-area portfolio with the $4 million acquisition of a strip center on Kissimmee's W192 tourism corridor. Harbhajan Singh and his wife, Shanti, purchased the Celebration Plaza shopping center at 5455 W. Irlo Bronson...

  • Washington D.C.-based Kettler eyes Florida market entry in Celebration

    Washington D.C.-based Kettler eyes Florida market entry in Celebration

    A Washington, D.C.-area developer that specializes in multifamily mixed-use projects is eyeing its Florida market entry via Celebration. Kettler has filed a conceptual plan for an 18.4-acre commercial parcel on Celebration Boulevard, right next to Adventist Health Sytem's new $20 million skilled...

  • Kissimmee hires CSL to fast-track performing arts center study

    Kissimmee hires CSL to fast-track performing arts center study

    The Kissimmee City Commission last week hired a leading Minneapolis-based consulting firm to conduct a rapid market study and feasibility report for a future performing arts center at the Kissimmee Civic Center. Convention, Sports & Leisure International (CSL) is the same firm that worked with...

  • More restaurants and apartments in the works for ChampionsGate

    More restaurants and apartments in the works for ChampionsGate

    The nation's largest Panera franchisee paid $1.3 million last week for one of the last undeveloped lots in ChampionsGate Village. Covelli Enterprises owns and operates 77 Panera Bread locations in Florida, including 32 in the Orlando area. The company acquired the lot next to Red Robin, which faces...

  • Osceola staff wants major changes to Tavistock Sunbridge plan

    Osceola staff wants major changes to Tavistock Sunbridge plan

    Osceola County's planning staff is pushing for a dramatic rewrite of the Phase 1 master plan for Tavistock Development Company's Sunbridge project. Entitlements consultant Richard Levey and other members of the Tavistock team had an hours-long meeting in April with the county's Development Review...

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  • Homeless advocate buys Liberty Inn Motel on W192, embarks on full renovation

    Homeless advocate buys Liberty Inn Motel on W192, embarks on full renovation

    After more than two years of leasing the Liberty Inn Motel, homeless advocate George Valldejuli paid $1.45 million on Monday to buy the 40-year-old property. Valldejuli had been operating his nonprofit Home for the Homeless Foundation out of the 65-room motel, using it as transitional housing for...

  • George Chen interview

    George Chen interview

    Island Grove Winery owner George Chen offers a sneak peak during the Four Corners Bus Tour.

  • Four Corners Bus Tour highlights booming economy, challenges from rapid growth

    Four Corners Bus Tour highlights booming economy, challenges from rapid growth

    After taking a one-year hiatus, the Osceola Kissimmee Chamber's Four Corners Bus Tour led participants through a whirlwind of new developments on Wednesday in a rapidly growing submarket. "Today we're seeing things that we were only talking about two years ago on the last tour," Four Corners Area...

  • Tohoqua drone video May 2017

    Tohoqua drone video May 2017

    Horizontal construction is well underway on Phase 1 of Tohoqua in Osceola County. Model homes will be started before the end of the year.

  • Tohoqua to go vertical by the end of the year, STEM charter school added

    Tohoqua to go vertical by the end of the year, STEM charter school added

    Winter Park-based developer Bob Secrist has tweaked the Master Plan for his 785-acre Tohoqua project in Osceola County to capitalize on its proximity to NeoCity research park, envisioning a residential hub for high-tech workers.  "What sets us apart is the emphasis on education in this Master Plan,"...

  • Osceola razes W192 eyesore building after years of code violations

    Osceola razes W192 eyesore building after years of code violations

    Osceola County demolished an abandoned, former walk-in medical clinic on the W192 tourism corridor last week after dealing with years of code violations, and is considering what should come next for the property. The owners of the former clinic at 4721 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway had racked...

  • Brazilian group prepping Four Corners site for large multifamily project

    Brazilian group prepping Four Corners site for large multifamily project

    A Brazilian investment group led by engineer Odilon Monterio has applied to rezone a 20-acre parcel on the Westside Boulevard corridor for a new multifamily development. Monteiro is a veteran civil engineer in Sao Paulo and a lead executive with real estate-focused engineering firms Pozam Engenharia...

  • Bridge Investment Group buys Class A/B office buildings on Celebration Blvd

    Bridge Investment Group buys Class A/B office buildings on Celebration Blvd

    Affiliates of Salt Lake City-based Bridge Investment Group paid $30.25 million this week for four office buildings -- including Disney corporate offices -- on Celebration Boulevard. Celebration Office Center comprises a pair of two-story buildings, each totaling 83,000 square feet, and sits on...

  • Vacant W192 restaurant to be converted into culinary school & test kitchen

    Vacant W192 restaurant to be converted into culinary school & test kitchen

    The owner of a restaurant equipment supply company in New York plans to open a culinary school and test kitchen in Kissimmee this year, company executives told GrowthSpotter on Wednesday. W192 Development Authority Executive Director David Buchheit said he met Tuesday with owner Manuel Lebron and...

  • Upshot Capital has big plans for 28-acre site on E192 tech corridor

    Upshot Capital has big plans for 28-acre site on E192 tech corridor

    An Orlando real estate investment group is expected to close on the purchase of a 28-acre vacant commercial site on Kissimmee's E192 tech corridor in late June, and plans more than $55 million in mixed-use construction. Upshot Capital Advisors CEO Raul Socarras told GrowthSpotter he envisions a...

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  • Royal Oak Homes buys Parkfield project in St. Cloud for $3.5M

    Royal Oak Homes buys Parkfield project in St. Cloud for $3.5M

    Tramell Webb Partners recently sold its interest in Parkfield, an approved 39-acre subdivision on Hickory Tree Road, to a division of Arizona-based AV Homes. Royal Oak Homes paid $3.48 million on April 19 for the 149-lot subdivision, according to a deed posted Monday in Osceola County.  Parkfield...

  • KB Home buys Phase 1 of 245-home subdivision on Westside Blvd corridor

    KB Home buys Phase 1 of 245-home subdivision on Westside Blvd corridor

    KB Home paid $3.2 million on Wednesday for Phase 1 of a 245-home approved subdivision on the Westside Boulevard corridor. Jim Reinert, vice president of land, told GrowthSpotter that KB will start horizontal construction immediately on the first 123 lots, and expects to open sales and start building...

  • Kissimmee shopping center at busy intersection sells for $5M

    Kissimmee shopping center at busy intersection sells for $5M

    An Orlando trucking business owner paid $5.075 million on Friday for 46,000 square feet of retail space at one of Kissimmee's busiest intersections. Vlado Ivetic, vice president of Ivetic Trucking, is the new owner of Pleasant Hill Center at the southwest corner of Pleasant Hill Road and John Young...

  • Osceola changes course on NeoCity office building, issues new RFPs

    Osceola changes course on NeoCity office building, issues new RFPs

    Osceola County Manager Don Fisher told GrowthSpotter on Wednesday the county has broken off negotiations with Tennessee-based Century HealthRealty (CHR), which had been chosen to develop the first office building at NeoCity. "They did nothing wrong," Fisher said. "We worked in good faith for several...

  • AV Homes files plans for 700 homes next to new Poinciana SunRail station

    AV Homes files plans for 700 homes next to new Poinciana SunRail station

    AV Homes is reworking a concept plan the developer filed recently for its new 82-acre, transit-oriented community just north of the new Poinciana SunRail Station. The plan calls for a maximum of 300 single-family and 400 multifamily residential units on the property that was part of the Poinciana Office...

  • Shopping center developer buys prime corner lot site near Reunion Resort

    Shopping center developer buys prime corner lot site near Reunion Resort

    A Chattanooga-based shopping center paid $1.2 million last week for a prime corner piece of the 15-acre Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park. Adventure park owner Dave Lemieux told GrowthSpotter the park would remain open. "We didn't sell all our property, it's just a corner piece at the back of our...

  • Delaware Hotel Group pays $2M for Motel 6 at Kissimmee Maingate

    Delaware Hotel Group pays $2M for Motel 6 at Kissimmee Maingate

    Delaware Hotel Group owner Mike Khatiwala has acquired his 20th hotel property and first in Florida with the purchase last week of the corporate-owned Motel 6 Kissimmee Maingate West for $2 million. The 147-room motel at 7455 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway sits on 3.2 acres just west of Reedy...

  • Florida Hospital confirms plans for $80M patient tower at Celebration Health in 2019

    Florida Hospital confirms plans for $80M patient tower at Celebration Health in 2019

    Florida Hospital Celebration Health has confirmed plans to build a 156-bed expansion that would make it the largest hospital in Osceola County. Hospital Administrator Ken Bradley told GrowthSpotter on Monday the $80 million tower is projected to open in Winter 2019. "Florida Hospital is expanding...

  • Osceola's W192 board to focus spending around Margaritaville Resort

    Osceola's W192 board to focus spending around Margaritaville Resort

    Osceola's W192 Development Authority unanimously picked the Margaritaville Resort area as its highest priority segment on Wednesday, and will spend millions of dollars over the next few years to improve that stretch of the corridor. Executive Director David Buchheit said he would begin meeting...

  • Orlando Health to build ER & medical complex at Tupperware SunRail site

    Orlando Health to build ER & medical complex at Tupperware SunRail site

    Tupperware Brands and Orlando Health officials jointly announced plans for a new $32 million free-standing emergency room and medical pavilion on Osceola Parkway, across from the new Tupperware SunRail station that opens in 2018. "They want to be turning dirt by October," Tupperware Vice President...

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  • St. Cloud set to annex new 276-acre assemblage for mixed-use project

    St. Cloud set to annex new 276-acre assemblage for mixed-use project

    The owners of 276 acres on the west side of Old Hickory Tree Road have applied for annexation to the city of St. Cloud, and are seeking Mixed-Use zoning for a 1,224-home community. The Roan Bridge assemblage consists of 17 parcels owned by members of the Jowers family and others. It's located just...

  • Tavistock plans new lake and marina village in Sunbridge, must clear DRC

    Tavistock plans new lake and marina village in Sunbridge, must clear DRC

    Tavistock Development Company plans to create a 42-acre man-made lake and marina as the centerpiece of its Osceola Sunbridge community. "We needed to come up with a big idea for placemaking," Tavistock consulting planner Richard Levey told GrowthSpotter. "So we created a marina village with its...

  • Local tech CEO buys new class A medical office complex in Kissimmee

    Local tech CEO buys new class A medical office complex in Kissimmee

    The founder and CEO of a local tech company has paid $3.9 million through an affiliate for a 12,000-square-foot medical office complex near Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee. Kaled Khuda founded OSD Displays (One Stop Displays) in 2003 and is now a leading manufacturer of custom LCD...

  • Intram lands developer for Phase 1 multifamily at Sunrise City Plaza

    Intram lands developer for Phase 1 multifamily at Sunrise City Plaza

    Intram Investments is teaming up with Integra Land Company for the multifamily portion of its 238-acre Sunrise City mixed-use project in Kissimmee's tourism corridor. Intram President Rashid Khatib told GrowthSpotter that the Lake Mary developer is expected to close in August on 11.5 acres just...

  • W192 Redevelopment board divides corridor into 8 zones to focus spending

    W192 Redevelopment board divides corridor into 8 zones to focus spending

    Osceola County's W192 Development Authority is moving quickly to implement a new strategy focusing on defined target areas and capital projects. Executive Director David Buchheit presented his plan on April 19 to subdivide the 17-mile corridor into eight distinct zones, or subdistricts, beginning...

  • Canadian developer planning $8 million multifamily conversion of W192 hotel

    Canadian developer planning $8 million multifamily conversion of W192 hotel

    Montreal-based developer Aldo Coviello said it will take a good architect, a lot of money and some magic to convert a shuttered hotel on Kissimmee's W192 corridor into a modern apartment building. But that's what he intends to do. Coviello, president of Aldo Construction, said he has a contract...

  • Battaglia Group prepping 130-acre site in St. Cloud for mixed-use

    Battaglia Group prepping 130-acre site in St. Cloud for mixed-use

    A Winter Park real estate firm that got its start in the citrus industry is prepping 130 acres of St. Cloud orange grove for future development. Battaglia Group is meeting with brokers and working with VHB, Inc., to master plan the site in anticipation of listing it in the near future, COO Daniel...

  • New school, performing arts center study among bids to be awarded in Osceola

    New school, performing arts center study among bids to be awarded in Osceola

    Osceola County Schools has selected a first-place award-winning school design by Orlando-based Song + Associates as the prototype to replace the county's oldest elementary school.   The Michigan Avenue Elementary project was top priority in the half-cent sales tax referendum Osceola County voters...

  • Reich Properties planning new industrial park in St. Cloud

    Reich Properties planning new industrial park in St. Cloud

    Reich Properties is banking on a growing demand for flex-industrial space in St. Cloud, making its second major land acquisition in the city. John Reich told GrowthSpotter he is under contract and projected to close within 60 days on an unfinished 16-acre business park on Old Hickory Tree Road,...

  • Kissimmee resort owners planning new retail at E192 and FL Turnpike interchange

    Kissimmee resort owners planning new retail at E192 and FL Turnpike interchange

    The owners of the Flamingo Waterpark Resort on E192 at the Florida Turnpike interchange are moving forward with plans to build a shopping and lifestyle center in front of the hotel. Miami-based Blue Road paid $9 million in 2014 to buy the 245-room full-service hotel, and has invested another $2...

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  • Osceola's W192 Development Authority could spend millions around Margaritaville

    Osceola's W192 Development Authority could spend millions around Margaritaville

    Osceola's W192 Development Authority wants to change how it spends its tax dollars, choosing to focus on specific target areas rather than spreading it around the 17-mile corridor. And Margaritaville Resort, scheduled to open in 2018, could be the first beneficiary of the new approach. Over the...

  • Richmond American pays $4.8M for finished lots in St. Cloud

    Richmond American pays $4.8M for finished lots in St. Cloud

    Richmond American Homes is expanding its lot inventory in St. Cloud, paying $4.8 million for 100 finished lots in Pinewood Gardens. The 198-lot neighborhood was first platted in 2005 by Brevard County developer Ron Howse. His company, Mathews Properties & Development Inc., purchased the 60-acre...

  • British couple buys $2.1M vacation home in Reunion Resort

    British couple buys $2.1M vacation home in Reunion Resort

    The owners of England's fastest growing wine import company are now part-time residents of Reunion Resort. Tony and Veronica Cleary, founders of Lanchester Group, paid $2.1 million for a nearly 10,000-square-foot estate home on Legends Corner in the golf resort. The custom home was built in 2013...

  • D.R. Horton under contract to buy 350-home subdivision on Westside Blvd

    D.R. Horton under contract to buy 350-home subdivision on Westside Blvd

    Homebuilder D.R. Horton and developer Keewin Real Property Co. are teaming up for a 350-home project on Kissimmee's Westside Boulevard. The 72-acre parcel at the southwest corner of Westside Boulevard and Florence Villa Grove Road is designated as "Parcel L" in the Mixed-Use District Planned Development...

  • Margaritaville developer talks new signage & tech details for Kissimmee resort

    Margaritaville developer talks new signage & tech details for Kissimmee resort

    Margaritaville Resort will create a trio of landmark entrances on U.S. 192 through its sign package that will be photo-ops for years to come, developer Jim Bagley told GrowthSpotter on Thursday. "We expect to bring a Vegas-style entertainment sign package that’s very compelling and very tasteful,...

  • EspoGroup to add retail and office near Tupperware SunRail station

    EspoGroup to add retail and office near Tupperware SunRail station

    Orlando-based EspoGroup wants to start construction on a three-story mixed-use building just south of the future Tupperware SunRail station as as soon as permits are issued, company executives told GrowthSpotter. President Jose Notaro and General Manager Alessandro Esposito met Wednesday with Osceola...

  • Lennar may expand Storey Lake with former Westgate parcel

    Lennar may expand Storey Lake with former Westgate parcel

    Lennar Homes may be looking to expand its vast Storey Lake community in Kissimmee with land previously slated for a WestGate Resorts timeshare community. The 73-acre site is immediately south of Storey Lake, and behind the Super Target on W192 in Kissimmee. Lennar has a purchase contract for the...

  • Osceola negotiating with sports park developer for new softball complex

    Osceola negotiating with sports park developer for new softball complex

    Osceola County is negotiating a development agreement with a New York-based firm to build and operate a $70 million softball complex on Kissimmee's tourism corridor. One site under consideration is a 217-acre parcel at the southwest quadrant of U.S. 192 and the S.R. 429 Beltway. It's just west...

  • Sovereign-Keewin partners keeping busy, in the market for more Central Fla. land

    Sovereign-Keewin partners keeping busy, in the market for more Central Fla. land

    Two long-time Winter Park developers are working together on a number of residential projects and they're in the market for more land. Sovereign Land Co. President Kyle Sanders and his partner, Steve Rosser, president of Keewin Real Property Co., said they have access to new capital and are aggressively...

  • Summer construction planned for new assisted living facility in St. Cloud

    Summer construction planned for new assisted living facility in St. Cloud

    Brazil-based Copacabana Properties is ready to move forward on a three-story, 80,000-square-foot assisted living facility in St. Cloud. The developer purchased the 3.15-acre site on 17th Street in August 2015 for $1 million and retained FEG President Sam Sebaali to assist with permitting and engineering....

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  • Kissimmee Civic Center

    Kissimmee Civic Center

    Since it opened in 1994, the Kissimmee Civic Center has hosted every kind of event, from circuses to presidential rallies to spring cotillions. Now city and county leaders are considering a $10 million renovation that could include converting it to a cultural arts center. 

  • Proposed Osceola building moratorium scaled back significantly

    Proposed Osceola building moratorium scaled back significantly

    Osceola County administrators have seriously walked back a controversial one-year building moratorium that could have put a halt to new development across 54 square miles around the Alligator Chain of Lakes. As it was originally drafted, the ordinance would have put a hold on the acceptance, processing or...

  • Developer pitches new retirement community next to ChampionsGate

    Developer pitches new retirement community next to ChampionsGate

    Polk County developer Jean Marsan met with Osceola County planners Wednesday morning to get feedback on his proposal for a 156.4-acre gated retirement community on Bella Citta Boulevard, next to ChampionsGate. Marsan, owner of Marsan Realty and Better Built Homes, is proposing a total of 671 residential...

  • Tampa firm looking to build new 100-room branded hotel on W192 in Four Corners

    Tampa firm looking to build new 100-room branded hotel on W192 in Four Corners

    Tampa-based Laeq & Associates wants to build a new 100-room branded hotel on W192 in the Four Corners area if the firm can solve the riddle of how to develop the 8.2-acre site. "We're going through our due diligence, but the site has some challenges," Principal Syed Laeq Ali told GrowthSpotter. He's...

  • New York's United Group plans new apartment complex in Kissimmee

    New York's United Group plans new apartment complex in Kissimmee

    New York-based developer United Group is seeking site plan approval from the City of Kissimmee for a 108-unit apartment complex on John Young Parkway, about two blocks north of W. Vine Street. The Hamilton at Lakeside would be built on roughly 6 acres, accessing John Young Parkway via Bermuda Lakes...

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