Polk County Developments

  • 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...

  • Omni Orlando Resort execs foresee big payoff from expansion set to open in May

    Omni Orlando Resort execs foresee big payoff from expansion set to open in May

    Executives at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate are expecting a big payoff from their $40 million expansion set to open on Memorial Day.   "We project that within two years, we will be running at above 70-percent occupancy," Marketing and Sales Director Jean Spaulding said on Friday. "That...

  • Developer building new medical offices near Winter Haven Hospital

    Developer building new medical offices near Winter Haven Hospital

    Lakeland homebuilder Olivera Construction is venturing into commercial real estate with a new medical office building a few blocks south of Winter Haven Hospital. Consulting engineers with JSK Consulting filed new plans last week with the Southwest Florida Water Management District for a 4,000-square-foot...

  • Arizona REIT buys multiple WingHouse restaurants

    Arizona REIT buys multiple WingHouse restaurants

    Arizona-based STORE Capital is buying up multiple locations of The WingHouse Bar & Grill throughout Florida, and may in fact have bought the entire chain. The REIT paid $1.9 million on Jan. 27 to buy Ker's Winghouse restaurant at 3401 W. Vine St. in Kissimmee. The same day, STORE paid $2 million...

  • Panda Express adding location near Legoland

    Panda Express adding location near Legoland

    Panda Restaurant Group (PRG), parent company of Panda Express, will add a new location this year in Winter Haven at the Colonial Promenade shopping center on Cypress Garden Boulevard. It's the first of two new Polk County stores slated for late 2017 opening, senior real estate manager Mike Everage...

  • Feltrim Group moving forward with plans for Ronaldo R9 Academy in Haines City

    Feltrim Group moving forward with plans for Ronaldo R9 Academy in Haines City

    Feltrim Group CEO Garrett Kenny has filed construction plans for the Orlando area's second Ronaldo R9 Soccer Academy at the main entrance to his Balmoral at Water's Edge resort in Haines City. GrowthSpotter first reported last March that Kenny had purchased one of five franchises slated for Florida...

  • Park Square's Gupta & son pursue hotel plans in Seminole, Polk counties

    Park Square's Gupta & son pursue hotel plans in Seminole, Polk counties

    Lead executives with Orlando-based Park Square Homes continue pushing the company to diversify away from its single-family legacy, with two new hotel developments in Seminole and Polk counties a focus of the next few months.  Vishaal Gupta and father Suresh Gupta, principals with Park Square, have...

  • Polk developer looking for partners on Reunion-area project

    Polk developer looking for partners on Reunion-area project

    Longtime Davenport real estate agent Lucia Camara has 141 acres of lakefront property under contract on Lake Wilson Road just south of Reunion Resort, and she's looking for development partners. Camara told GrowthSpotter she's scheduled to close on the property in March. It would be her third development...

  • New Legoland-area hotel to be built in 2017, first of two w/retail center

    New Legoland-area hotel to be built in 2017, first of two w/retail center

    Jacksonville-based developer Murphco of Florida is planning two new hotels and a shopping center on Winter Haven's Cypress Gardens Parkway, right across from Legoland Florida. The family-run business has filed construction plans with the city and Southwest Florida Water Management District for...

  • Clearwater developers planning 89-lot subdivision in Four Corners

    Clearwater developers planning 89-lot subdivision in Four Corners

    Clearwater developer Mike Galvin will seek approval from Polk County's Development Review Committee next month for a 95-lot subdivision in the Four Corners area, just south of Reunion Resort. Galvin and business partner R. Tom Chapman's Tanglewood Land Investments snatched up the 125 acres of mostly...

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  • New Winter Haven hotel site explored across from Legoland

    New Winter Haven hotel site explored across from Legoland

    A Birmingham hotel operator has filed preliminary plans with Polk County for a new five-story hotel across from Legoland Florida Resort. Mehendra Patidar, who owns and operates a pair of Days Inn hotels in Alabama, requested a pre-application meeting with county staff for Dec. 1 to discuss planning...

  • AV Homes continues Phase 5 expansion at Solivita in Polk County

    AV Homes continues Phase 5 expansion at Solivita in Polk County

    Less than a year after AV Homes launched Phase 5 at Solivita, the developer has filed preliminary plans for another 165 lots in the active adult community.  In February, the homebuilder submitted engineering plans to the South Florida Water Management District for a 209-acre parcel in the southwest...

  • Developers target Osceola for more affordable housing tax credit projects

    Developers target Osceola for more affordable housing tax credit projects

    Osceola County planners are reviewing a flurry of prospective affordable housing projects this month as developers rush to submit tax credit applications in time for the Florida Housing Finance Corporation's Nov. 17 deadline. Titan Land Company President Domingo Sanchez had five potential sites...

  • ABD Development to kick off second phase of Providence golf community

    ABD Development to kick off second phase of Providence golf community

    Luxury homebuilder ADB Development Company will break ground in December on Phase 2 of Providence, a 2,215-acre master-planned golf course community in Davenport. Providence is approved for more than 4,800 residential units with 2,048 entitled in Phase 1. Master developer ABD has completed more...

  • Westgate plans $61.7M capital investment in Central Florida properties in FY17

    Westgate plans $61.7M capital investment in Central Florida properties in FY17

    Westgate Resorts plans to finish construction on more timeshare towers, dining options and amenities -- including two new water parks -- at its Central Florida properties in the coming year. The total investment across 13 area properties totals $61.7 million -- a record for the company, according...

  • Homebuilder LGI planning 364-lot subdivision of starter homes in Davenport

    Homebuilder LGI planning 364-lot subdivision of starter homes in Davenport

    Fast-growing LGI Homes is planning its fourth Orlando-area residential community, designed and priced to appeal to first-time homebuyers. The Houston-based homebuilder has 76 acres in Davenport under contract, just north of Ridge Community High School. Alex Azan, land manager for LGI, is scheduled...

  • Tampa developer building modern, luxury townhomes in Providence golf community

    Tampa developer building modern, luxury townhomes in Providence golf community

    Tampa developer FID Capital Group is breaking the mold in Davenport's Providence golf community with new modern Golf Club Villa townhomes.  The 101-unit townhouse community is adjacent to the community's clubhouse, and more than half of the units will have unobstructed views of the first and 18th...

  • Intram plans replacement Publix to anchor new Kissimmee shopping center

    Intram plans replacement Publix to anchor new Kissimmee shopping center

    Intram Investment's Sunrise City Plaza in Kissimmee will be anchored by a 46,500-square-foot Publix, which will replace the store at Poinciana Place. Intram officials have been mum on tenants, but a new site plan filed this week with the South Florida Water Management District identifies Publix...

  • Polk developer reviving two dormant subdivisions in Davenport

    Polk developer reviving two dormant subdivisions in Davenport

    Polk County developer Jean Marsan is behind efforts to revive a pair of residential projects on the U.S. 27 corridor in Davenport that have been dormant since the recession. Marsan, owner of Marsan Realty and Better Built Homes, is seeking approval for the Phase 1 plat of Natures Reserve, a planned...

  • Osceola wants neighboring counties to pitch in on W192 'Beautivacation'

    Osceola wants neighboring counties to pitch in on W192 'Beautivacation'

    Osceola County officials were hoping Wednesday's Four Corners Summit could help launch serious discussions about a plan to extend the sidewalk and "Beautivacation" project on W192 all the way to U.S. 27 in Polk County. "Today was a great first step," said David Buchheit, executive director of the...

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  • Elevation Development planning two new town centers, hotels in Four Corners

    Elevation Development planning two new town centers, hotels in Four Corners

    Elevation Development is looking to bring more hotels, restaurants and shopping options to Polk County's hot Four Corners market. The Orlando-based developer filed preliminary plans for two projects in Polk -- one in Davenport and the other on Osceola-Polk Line Road (C.R.532) just outside of ChampionsGate...

  • Balmoral resort taking shape in Four Corners

    Balmoral resort taking shape in Four Corners

    Ronaldo Soccer Academy moved to front of resort

  • Four Corners developer looking for investors in shovel-ready project

    Four Corners developer looking for investors in shovel-ready project

    A Polk County developer is looking to sell her shares in a shovel-ready vacation home project as she preps the adjacent property for office and retail development. Longtime Davenport realtor Lucia Camara has an approved site plan for Villa Domani, a 62-unit boutique vacation home community at the...

  • Early traffic counts on Poinciana Parkway "thrill" OCX board

    Early traffic counts on Poinciana Parkway "thrill" OCX board

     Osceola County's Expressway Authority got a pleasant surprise this week from the first revenue report since OCX began charging tolls on the new Poinciana Parkway. "We are running at about twice the volume as was anticipated by the traffic and revenue study - and we are thrilled," OCX Chairman...

  • Four Corners Summit set for August

    Four Corners Summit set for August

    The Four Corners Area Council will host a summit on Aug. 3 to tackle some of the hot issues, challenges and opportunities spanning all four jurisdictions. "Our vision is to have an integrated, uniform Four Corners area," Council Chairman Steve Silcock said. "The main goal is to get the counties...

  • Brazilian investor pursuing land next to Reunion

    Brazilian investor pursuing land next to Reunion

    A Brazilian real estate investor will pursue a Commercial Tourist rezoning for 6.9 acres on Osceola Polk Line Road in Four Corners, his broker told GrowthSpotter Friday. Sean Fullerton said his client, Haroldo de Barros, has a contract to buy the property, which is just outside of the Reunion Resort....

  • Fast-growing Park Square Homes to double in size by 2017

    Fast-growing Park Square Homes to double in size by 2017

    With more than 2,000 lots across Central Florida currently in pre-development, Orlando-based Park Square Homes is shifting its homebuilding operation away from the vacation home market to focus almost exclusively on primary residential homes. President and COO Steve Parker told GrowthSpotter the...

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  • Park Square Homes developing neighborhood in former Davenport orange grove

    Park Square Homes developing neighborhood in former Davenport orange grove

    Park Square Homes will break ground in July on the first models and sales center for Carlisle Grand. The Orlando-based developer paid $2 million last December for the 43.5-acre parcel on Florida Development Road. Located just off U.S. 27 in Davenport, the former orange grove will become a 164-home...

  • Feltrim Group pursues permits for latest luxury condos at Reunion Resort

    Feltrim Group pursues permits for latest luxury condos at Reunion Resort

    Vacation home specialist Feltrim Group has received approval from Osceola County for an 88-unit luxury condo project called Crescent at Reunion Resort & Club. The Davenport-based developer bought the 4-plus acres in Reunion, just north of the Polk County line, last November for $1.4 million and...

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  • Global developer ready to launch second phase of Ridgewood Lakes

    Global developer ready to launch second phase of Ridgewood Lakes

    Walton Development received unanimous approval Wednesday from the Polk County Planning Commission for a 71-acre planned development at the southeast corner of U.S. 27 and Ridgewood Lakes Boulevard. Mark Jacobson, senior planner for the global developer's Florida office, told GrowthSpotter having...

  • Local developer pitches 281,000 SF of new retail at Posner City Center

    Local developer pitches 281,000 SF of new retail at Posner City Center

    Posner City Center at the U.S. 27-Interstate 4 interchange could be getting another 281,300 square feet of dining and retail.  Intram Investments has filed a preliminary plan for 30 acres of undeveloped property in the mixed use community, and is scheduled to meet with Polk County planners on May...

  • Townhouse resort at Posner Park to open in October

    Townhouse resort at Posner Park to open in October

    Construction has started on phase one at Posner Estates, a new 176-unit townhouse vacation home resort near the Interstate 4-U.S. 27 interchange in Davenport. Broker An Flamand told GrowthSpotter the first phase includes 44 units, a mix of three-bedroom and four-bedroom townhomes. Avila Developers,...

  • AV Homes planning another expansion at Solivita in Poinciana

    AV Homes planning another expansion at Solivita in Poinciana

    AV Homes has filed preliminary plans for a fifth phase of its highly successful active adult community, Solivita.  The homebuilder submitted engineering plans to the South Florida Water Management District for a 209-acre parcel in the southwest corner of the Cypress Parkway-Solivita Parkway intersection....

  • Vacation home pioneer Contempo Group & builder Feltrim Group break ground on newest 'Virgin Village'

    Vacation home pioneer Contempo Group & builder Feltrim Group break ground on newest 'Virgin Village'

    Feltrim Group has just started construction on Balmoral at Waterfront, a new 245-unit vacation home resort in Haines City that could be home to the area's second "Virgin Village." Located on U.S. 27 just south of Highway 17, the 115-acre gated community will feature a mix of townhomes, single family...

  • Local developer to open Ronaldo Soccer Academy franchise in Haines City

    Local developer to open Ronaldo Soccer Academy franchise in Haines City

    Vacation home developer Garrett Kenny plans to bring a Ronaldo Soccer Academy to Haines City. Kenny, CEO of Feltrim Group, told GrowthSpotter on Friday he bought one of five R9 Academy franchises slated for the Florida market. It would be the second franchise in Central Florida. "We're going to...

  • ChampionsGate to get luxury retirement community by Vieste Group

    ChampionsGate to get luxury retirement community by Vieste Group

    Chicago-based Vieste Group has signed on to build its second Tuscan Isle-branded retirement community, this time at ChampionsGate.  Marc Reicher, senior vice president for ChampionsGate developer RIDA, told GrowthSpotter the parties signed an 80-year land lease on Wednesday for 11.7 acres at the...

  • Orlando developer preps retail, apartments at ChampionsGate

    Orlando developer preps retail, apartments at ChampionsGate

    Newly formed SunPark Company expects to break ground in 2016 on a 326-unit Class A apartment complex on U.S. 27 in Polk County, next to ChampionsGate. SunPark was created in 2015 by Suresh Gupta, CEO of Park Square Homes, and civil engineer/planner Shridhar Rao. Scott Marchand is the company's...

  • Developers respond to booming Four Corners demand with wave of new projects

    Developers respond to booming Four Corners demand with wave of new projects

    Anchored by two massive resorts -- Reunion and ChampionsGate -- central Florida's Four Corners area is booming with new construction, housing, and thousands of vacation homes. The convergence of Lake, Orange, Osceola and Polk counties is tucked between two of central Florida's largest economic...

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