Residential Property Developments

  • ContraVest plans another Addison multifamily development for active area

    ContraVest plans another Addison multifamily development for active area

    Contravest is planning 218 apartments along Winter Garden Vineland Road in a quartet of 4-story buildings across the street from Grand Cypress Resort west of Apopka Vineland Road. Addison at Cypress Sound would have more than 180 one- and two-bedroom apartments with a handful of studios and three-bedroom...

  • Near Mount Dora, 245 single-family homes planned

    Near Mount Dora, 245 single-family homes planned

    D.R. Horton is looking to build 245 single-family homes near Mount Dora according to plans filed with Orange County on Monday. The subdivision listed as Holly Estates in county plans is set on a 107-acre parcel along State Road 441 north of Willow Street and west to Mohawk Drive.   It would contain...

  • Clermont weighs density bonuses as path to affordable or inclusionary housing

    Clermont weighs density bonuses as path to affordable or inclusionary housing

    Clermont is considering a staff proposal to incentivize or require developers to address affordable-housing concerns in their plans, with a similar approach to local governments across Florida and other parts of the country that employ inclusionary programs. Its Economic Development Office has...

  • Haines City approves townhomes in new 28-acre mixed-use community

    Haines City approves townhomes in new 28-acre mixed-use community

    Haines City has approved plans for a 182-unit townhouse community  on the rapidly growing C.R. 544 corridor east of Little Lake Hamilton. "A lot of the development we're seeing in Haines City is single family," Deputy Director of Development Mark Bennett said. "This is a great project because it's...

  • Sun Terra buys 63 acres in Horizon West for Dream Finders development

    Sun Terra buys 63 acres in Horizon West for Dream Finders development

    An affiliate of Sun Terra Communities has purchased approximately 63 acres along Avalon Road at the western end of New Independence Parkway for a recorded $12.39 million, as part of a facilitation deal in which Dream Finders Homes will build 177 single-family residences. “We’ll probably be bringing...

  • Developer plans more luxury townhomes in Orlando's SODO district

    Developer plans more luxury townhomes in Orlando's SODO district

    A pair of local real estate investors have plans to expand the luxury residential boom in Orlando's SODO district by converting an auto body shop into a high-end townhouse community. Venue Investments partners Amit Ghosh and Shibin Wang own a real estate portfolio that primarily consists of single-family...

  • M/I Homes buying homesites at Johns Lake Landing near Clermont

    M/I Homes buying homesites at Johns Lake Landing near Clermont

    M/I Homes of Orlando plans to build 136 homes ranging from 1,750 to 3,600 square feet just east of Clermont in Johns Lake Landing, having closed on 54 finished sites so far. Buying 50-, 75- and 85-foot sites in phases 4 and 5 for the community that fronts the northwestern reaches of Johns Lake,...

  • Altamonte developer seeks approval for high-end condos in Maitland

    Altamonte developer seeks approval for high-end condos in Maitland

    Altamonte Springs-based ERM Development Corp. wants to build a 50-unit luxury, lakefront condominium community in Maitland that will appeal to well-off empty nesters. ERM president and owner Eli Melamed told GrowthSpotter the proposed condos at 473 S. Keller Road will be approximately 2,100 square...

  • Toll Brothers plans single-family homes in Seminole

    Toll Brothers plans single-family homes in Seminole

    Toll Brothers told Growthspotter on Wednesday the builder is planning 70 single-family homes east of Lake Mary, set to open for sale early next year. “It’s the first time we’ve been in Seminole County in almost eight years,” said Brock Fanning, Senior Vice President of Toll Brothers’ Central Florida...

  • UPDATED: DR Horton files plans for 200-plus homes along S.R. 429 near Apopka

    UPDATED: DR Horton files plans for 200-plus homes along S.R. 429 near Apopka

    DR Horton is making plans to build 208 single-family homes on a 71-acre parcel along State Road 429 approximately 2 miles north of the North Orange Blossom Trail interchange, according to filings with Orange County. The land along Ponkan Road neighbors the north end of Zellwood Station Country...

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  • Among high-end Park Hill townhome buyers: Tupperware's Tom Roehlk

    Among high-end Park Hill townhome buyers: Tupperware's Tom Roehlk

    Hill Gray Seven has sold one of its new, high-end townhomes on Winter Park’s trademark Park Avenue for a recorded $2.85 million to Tom Roehlk, executive vice president of Tupperware Brands. The development of 10 townhomes is half sold out, said Gregg Hill, founder of Oviedo-based Hill Gray Seven,...

  • Former Pine Meadows Golf Course acreage back on market with site plan

    Former Pine Meadows Golf Course acreage back on market with site plan

    After several years as a sod field, the former Pine Meadows Golf Course east of State Road 19 northeast of Eustis is for sale again -- and in early stages of being annexed into the city of Eustis. The 241-acre property listed at $3.75 million, $15,560.17 per acre. Seller Peter Strimenos told GrowthSpotter...

  • Apartment tower planned on church-owned land in downtown Orlando

    Apartment tower planned on church-owned land in downtown Orlando

    Tennessee-based Mid America Apartment Communities (MAA) is eyeing a 2-acre corner lot in downtown Orlando for a new 325-unit apartment tower with ground-floor retail. MAA filed a Master Plan (MP) with the city for 9-story tower and parking garage at 336 N. Orange Ave., immediately south of the...

  • Benge Development outlines big 429 West mixed-use project in Apopka

    Benge Development outlines big 429 West mixed-use project in Apopka

    Benge Development revealed on Monday plans for a 100- to 130-acre mixed-use development at the northwest corner of state roads 429 and 441, with an early cost estimated of $400 million, that stands to become the largest in development along the Western Beltway north of Florida’s Turnpike. Plans...

  • Epoch Residential plans Palm Parkway apartments after purchase from Daryl Carter

    Epoch Residential plans Palm Parkway apartments after purchase from Daryl Carter

    The latest big land deal along Palm Parkway and Interstate 4 has Daryl M. Carter one step away from exiting the mixed-use corridor, closing on 10 acres south of Daryl Carter Parkway with buyer Epoch Residential for a recorded $7.5 million. Epoch’s plan is to build 250 apartments on the parcel south...

  • Meritage plans 200 townhomes in Ocoee off S.R. 429 & West Orange Trail

    Meritage plans 200 townhomes in Ocoee off S.R. 429 & West Orange Trail

    Meritage Homes is looking to build 200 townhomes on 29 acres in Ocoee on the West Orange Trail just west of State Road 429. The Greens at Forest Lake community is expected to begin construction a year from now, said Adam Schott, Director of Land Acquisition for Meritage, and will include homes...

  • Lennar introducing new home designs in first Polk solar community

    Lennar introducing new home designs in first Polk solar community

    Lennar Homes is introducing an affordable, energy-efficient product line starting in the low $200,000s in two new subdivisions in Haines City on the U.S. 27 corridor. North Ridge Estates will be Lennar's first all-solar community in Polk, and the first to feature its "American Dream Series," Orlando...

  • Equinox plans 48-acre mixed-use town center across from Margaritaville Resort

    Equinox plans 48-acre mixed-use town center across from Margaritaville Resort

    Maitland-based Equinox Development Properties has assembled nearly 50 acres next to Disney's Animal Kingdom and across from Margaritaville Resort for a mixed-use town center combining experiential retail, dining, residential and hotel uses. Dubbed "WaterStar Orlando," the town center in southwest...

  • NeoCity-area apartments to provide relief for W192 Kissimmee motel families

    NeoCity-area apartments to provide relief for W192 Kissimmee motel families

    One of Osceola County's leading developers of affordable multifamily housing will build an 80-unit apartment complex less than a mile from the NeoCity high-tech district. Birdsong Housing Partners is under contract to buy 11.6 acres at the intersection of Simpson Road and East U.S. 192, near the...

  • Eustis Lake Club property deal off; lakefront plans uncertain

    Eustis Lake Club property deal off; lakefront plans uncertain

    A deal to buy Sharp’s Mobile Park in downtown Eustis is off, according to the seller, creating an uncertain future for Eustis Lake Club, a Key West-style residential development planned at the lakeside property. Wilma Sharp says her family was ready to sell more than 7 acres along Lakeshore Drive,...

  • AV Homes enters Apopka market with new high-end Lakeside community

    AV Homes enters Apopka market with new high-end Lakeside community

    AV Homes will showcase a new array of larger, more contemporary home designs as it enters the Apopka market for the first time.   The Arizona-based homebuilder broke ground Friday on Lakeside, a 301-home gated community that will have its own park and community boat dock on Marshall Lake. Matt...

  • Polk developers buy Haines City land approved for 367-lot subdivision

    Polk developers buy Haines City land approved for 367-lot subdivision

    A Polk County developer paid $1.2 million last week for nearly 90 acres of timberland on Haines City's Scenic Highway that has city approval for a 367-lot subdivision. Cassidy Organization, a Winter Haven-based land developer, won approval June 21 to rezone the property just east of Little Lake...

  • Battaglia Group seeks PUD rezoning for 105 acres next to St. Cloud's Tohoqua

    Battaglia Group seeks PUD rezoning for 105 acres next to St. Cloud's Tohoqua

    Winter Park-based Battaglia Group has applied to rezone 120 acres in St. Cloud for a Planned Unit Development with entitlements for nearly 1,600 homes and a town center to position the property for sale.  The orange grove is located at the southwest corner of Neptune Road and Old Canoe Creek Road,...

  • Affordable housing developer eyes site in Kissimmee for new apartment complex

    Affordable housing developer eyes site in Kissimmee for new apartment complex

    A South Florida multifamily developer that specializes in affordable housing has plans to build 96 apartments next to Kissimmee's Shingle Creek Regional Park. Kemissa Colin, a development analyst for Housing Trust Group, met Tuesday with Kissimmee's Development Review Committee to finalize the...

  • St. Cloud's AmeraTrail planning new HQ and manufacturing plant on E192

    St. Cloud's AmeraTrail planning new HQ and manufacturing plant on E192

    St. Cloud-based AmeraTrail, which builds custom boat trailers, is planning for a new 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility as part of a larger 55-acre mixed-use development. Owner Scott C. Locke has applied to rezone the land at the intersection of U.S. 192 and Old Melbourne Highway, near...

  • Lower-density changes OK'd for Tierra Del Sol vacation home resort

    Lower-density changes OK'd for Tierra Del Sol vacation home resort

    The new owner of a stalled Four Corners resort community has the blessing of Polk County's staff and Planning Commission to re-launch the townhome project with mix of housing types and lower density. Tierra Del Sol, on the Osceola-Polk border, was originally approved in 2008 for 1,821 resort-style...

  • Pilot planning new luxury fly-in subdivision near Harmony golf community

    Pilot planning new luxury fly-in subdivision near Harmony golf community

    An Orlando-based airline pilot has filed preliminary plans for Osceola County's first luxury fly-in community near Harmony. Owner/developer Brian Hickok, a captain for JetBlue, told GrowthSpotter he has always dreamed of owning a home with a private hanger in a fly-in community, but he couldn't...

  • Polk developers want to downzone Winter Haven MF site for new subdivision

    Polk developers want to downzone Winter Haven MF site for new subdivision

    A Winter Haven real estate developer with deep ties to the citrus industry wants to downzone a site on Eagle Lake Loop Road to build a 205-lot subdivision. The 53-acre orange grove was approved in 2010 as a Planned Unit Development with entitlements for up to 540 multifamily units.  SDD Development...

  • Mattamy Homes prepping for next phase of Solara Resort on Westside

    Mattamy Homes prepping for next phase of Solara Resort on Westside

    Mattamy Homes delivered its first vacation homes in Solara at Westside this month, and now the homebuilder is prepping for the next phase of its first short-term rental resort community. Orlando Division President Alex Martin told GrowthSpotter that since launching the community last summer, Mattamy...

  • Developer to engineer mixed-use plan to win over St. Cloud Council for annexation

    Developer to engineer mixed-use plan to win over St. Cloud Council for annexation

    The would-be developer of a 46-acre mixed-use project near the intersection of U.S. 192 and Narcoossee Road is making a bold and costly gesture to win approval from St. Cloud's City Council for the annexation. Engineer Randy June last week asked for a two-month continuance on the annexation vote...

  • Sun Terra signs Jones Homes for land in Harmony West expansion

    Sun Terra signs Jones Homes for land in Harmony West expansion

    Jones Homes USA is expanding its footprint in Osceola County's St. Cloud market by reaching a deal with master developer Sun Terra Communities for Phase 1 of Harmony West. Sun Terra Principal Richard Jerman told GrowthSpotter the Altamonte Springs-based homebuilder has signed a contract to buy...

  • Pulte to buy 25-acre parcel near East Lake Toho from Osceola Schools

    Pulte to buy 25-acre parcel near East Lake Toho from Osceola Schools

    The School District of Osceola County is expected to sell 25 acres of surplus land in St. Cloud to Pulte Homes for $1.53 million.  The land is one of three parcels the district offered for sale as a competitive bid process in April, but lack of interest forced the district to extend the bid deadline...

  • Park Square redesigns new Davenport subdivision Madera Park

    Park Square redesigns new Davenport subdivision Madera Park

    Park Square Homes is prepping its fourth new subdivision in the Davenport/Four Corners area. The Orlando-based homebuilder has filed a new residential site plan with Polk County's Development Review Committee for Madera Park, a 127-lot community on Florence Villa Grove Road at the Polk-Osceola...

  • Pulte Homes files subdivision plan for expansion of Windsor at Westside

    Pulte Homes files subdivision plan for expansion of Windsor at Westside

    Pulte Homes is prepping a third phase of its popular Windsor at Westside vacation home resort community. The homebuilder filed a Preliminary Subdivision Plan (PSP) and Site Development Plan (SDP) with Osceola County last week for the 46-acre parcel at the the southeast corner of Westside Boulevard...

  • Pineloch to resubmit Center Lake Ranch annexation with new data

    Pineloch to resubmit Center Lake Ranch annexation with new data

    Pineloch Management Corp., which owns Osceola County's Center Lake Ranch, will eventually resubmit an annexation request with the City of St. Cloud for the 2,016-acre project -- this time with a detailed financial report illustrating the potential tax revenues it could generate. "Ultimately, we...

  • 400+ acres in Horizon West shopped for development w/road extension prospects

    400+ acres in Horizon West shopped for development w/road extension prospects

    More than 400 acres of grove land in Horizon West owned by a multi-generational real estate family is being marketed for expansive development, with value-add potential if a new public road can be extended westward into Lake County.  Bounded by S.R. 429 and Avalon Road (S.R. 545) to the east,Schofield...

  • Developer bucks Seminole rural protections with 669-acre project & rezoning request

    Developer bucks Seminole rural protections with 669-acre project & rezoning request

    A Lake Mary real estate investor, who once represented western Seminole County in the state House of Representatives, is challenging the county’s rural land protections with a proposed 669-acre mixed-use development. Chris Dorworth, now a lobbyist for Ballard Partners, filed conceptual plans earlier...

  • Osceola planners want redesign of AV Homes community next to SunRail station

    Osceola planners want redesign of AV Homes community next to SunRail station

    AV Homes Division President Ken Thirtyacre had hoped to be under construction this summer at the company's new Solstice community by the time SunRail opened its Poinciana station in July. But Osceola County planners have sent the developer back to the drawing board, ordering a redesign of the Preliminary...

  • Kissimmee W192 Lake Cecile site eyed for new condo resort community

    Kissimmee W192 Lake Cecile site eyed for new condo resort community

    A Brazilian multifamily developer is planning its Orlando entry via Kissimmee with a $30 million condominium project on the W192 tourism corridor. Four Seasons Company partner Ricardo Amaral and his representatives met this week with Osceola County's Development Review Committee to discuss developing...

  • D.R. Horton moving forward with 110-acre commercial section of Kindred

    D.R. Horton moving forward with 110-acre commercial section of Kindred

    Three years after it started building homes in Osceola County's Kindred community, D.R. Horton is moving forward with plans for roughly 110 acres of commercial property in the sprawling mixed-use development south of NeoCity. The developer has filed a Preliminary Subdivision Plan designating a...

  • Sun Terra buys Hills of Minneola for $70M+, plans construction this year

    Sun Terra buys Hills of Minneola for $70M+, plans construction this year

    Oviedo-based developer Sun Terra Communities paid $70.8 million last week for the balance of The Hills of Minneola, an approved Planned Unit Development in Lake County that's entitled for nearly 4,000 homes. The property straddles all four corners of the Minneola - Florida Turnpike interchange...

  • K. Hovnanian expands position in Horizon West with 100+ acres on Avalon Road

    K. Hovnanian expands position in Horizon West with 100+ acres on Avalon Road

    K. Hovnanian Homes recently paid $6.4 million for the next phase of its master-planned Winding Bay community in Horizon West. Orlando Division President Kyle Upper said the acquisition was part of an aggressive growth plan to open six new KHov communities in the next 12 months. "We're going to...

  • Orange County preps rural enclave protection measures for 640 acres

    Orange County preps rural enclave protection measures for 640 acres

    Orange County is primed to take a step Tuesday toward adding the first rural residential enclaves to its Comprehensive Plan, which would protect three areas of the county with nearly 640 net acres from suburban redevelopment in the future.  Commissioners are expected to vote Tuesday night to transmit...

  • Greater Orlando planners working together to find affordable housing solutions

    Greater Orlando planners working together to find affordable housing solutions

    In an effort to combat Central Florida’s affordable housing shortage, city planners in Orlando and neighboring counties have been formulating potential solutions, including code amendments, which could help close the gap between slow-growing incomes and fast-rising rents. “We review all new developments...

  • Lennar files construction plans for ChampionsGate addition

    Lennar files construction plans for ChampionsGate addition

    Lennar expects to close in the next few months on the first of two major additions to ChampionsGate, a top executive told GrowthSpotter. The developer filed construction plans last week for a 30-acre site adjacent to the next phase of its ChampionsGate Country Club expansion on the north side of...

  • Taylor Morrison pays $4.3M for Hamlin Town Center subdivision site

    Taylor Morrison pays $4.3M for Hamlin Town Center subdivision site

    National homebuilder Taylor Morrison has purchased 42 acres in Hamlin Town Center in Horizon West for $4.3 million. The land on Hamlin Groves Trail lies northeast of the Walmart Supercenter at Hamlin Town Center and west of the new medical campus and proton center on New Independence Parkway. The...

  • Pulte planning 550-lot subdivision in hot Four Corners market

    Pulte planning 550-lot subdivision in hot Four Corners market

    Pulte Homes is eyeing 151 acres on Sand Mine Road in Davenport for a new 550-lot subdivision. Chris Cleary, director of land acquisition for Pulte, has applied for a Level 1 review with Polk County's Development Review Committee later this month for the project. He indicated the community would...

  • Tavistock adjusts development program for Poitras East land as closing date nears

    Tavistock adjusts development program for Poitras East land as closing date nears

    Tavistock Development Company has refined its development vision for the first 1,162 acres of "Poitras Property" under contract south of Orlando International Airport, and anticipates closing on the land in April -- potentially as soon as next week.  The final draft of Tavistock's Planned Development...

  • Beazer Homes pays $2M for land near future Osceola Parkway Extension

    Beazer Homes pays $2M for land near future Osceola Parkway Extension

    Beazer Homes has paid $2 million for two parcels totaling 36 acres on Boggy Creek Road in the Buena Ventura Lakes area, near the future Osceola Parkway Extension. The property was rezoned last year to Low Density Residential. The larger parcel is 34 acres and has an approved preliminary subdivision...

  • Developer brings Sanford Reagan Center land under contract, talks mixed-use vision

    Developer brings Sanford Reagan Center land under contract, talks mixed-use vision

    A new developer with Canadian roots has the former Flea World property in Sanford under contract, and envisions mixed-use for the remaining 110 acres that would feature nature throughout a live/work/play destination.   Located on U.S. 17-92 and Ronald Reagan Boulevard at County Home Road, the "Reagan...

  • Tavistock strikes deal w/Toho Water to build new Sunbridge water plant in Osceola

    Tavistock strikes deal w/Toho Water to build new Sunbridge water plant in Osceola

    Tavistock Development Company will build a water treatment plant capable of producing 7 million gallons a day of drinking water for the Osceola County portion of Sunbridge. It's just one example of the unique scale of the 24,000-acre master-planned development -- a project so large the Florida...

  • City of Kissimmee offering free land for new affordable housing

    City of Kissimmee offering free land for new affordable housing

    The City of Kissimmee is hoping that the offer of free land less than a mile from downtown's Lakeview Park will induce a developer to build up to 400 units of affordable rental housing.  The city has issued a Request for Letter of Interest (RFLOI) for affordable housing developers to build multi-phased,...

  • MI Homes to build 105-lot subdivision in St. Cloud's Canoe Creek corridor

    MI Homes to build 105-lot subdivision in St. Cloud's Canoe Creek corridor

    MI Homes paid $1.3 million last week for 26 acres in St. Cloud that the builder has led through permitting for a 105-lot subdivision. The site on Pine Tree Drive, east of Canoe Creek Road, was originally planned to be Phase 4 of the Covington Estates subdivision. MI Homes has renamed the project...

  • St. Cloud Council rejects 6-month moratorium on new development

    St. Cloud Council rejects 6-month moratorium on new development

    St. Cloud's City Council voted 3-2 Thursday night against implementing a six-month moratorium on new residential development that would have largely mirrored the Osceola County policy that went into effect in November.  The proposed ordinance would have stopped all approvals and processing for...

  • Aventura developer buys former golf course near Millenia for future housing

    Aventura developer buys former golf course near Millenia for future housing

    An affiliate of Aventura-based Master Real Estate paid $3.9 million this week for a former golf course near the Mall at Millenia, and will bank the land for future residential development.  Located off the 3500 block of W. Oak Ridge Road and PGA Tour Boulevard, the 43.6-acre property was developed...

  • Tavistock pays $15M for 200 acres along Orange-Osceola line in path of toll road

    Tavistock pays $15M for 200 acres along Orange-Osceola line in path of toll road

    An affiliate of Tavistock Development Company paid $15 million on Wednesday for approximately 200 acres that span the Orange-Osceola county line, where development could be limited by a new toll road extension. It lies roughly a mile southeast of the heart of Tavistock's master-planned Lake Nona...

  • Clearwater developer lines up builders for 233-lot subdivision in St. Cloud

    Clearwater developer lines up builders for 233-lot subdivision in St. Cloud

    Clearwater-based CG Land Services is wrapping up horizontal development of a 233-lot subdivision in St. Cloud, and plans to deliver the first half of the lots to two national production homebuilders by April. D.R. Horton and Richmond American Homes are both under contract to buy the finished lots,...

  • Hanover and Richmond American swap lots to partner in Groveland, St. Cloud

    Hanover and Richmond American swap lots to partner in Groveland, St. Cloud

    Local homebuilders Richmond American Homes and Hanover Family Builders completed a land swap last week valued at nearly $3.5 million, and will team up to complete the buildout of two neighborhoods in Groveland and St. Cloud. The builders finalized the deal less than a month after RAH bought Phase...

  • AV Homes first in Central FL to use virtual reality as sales tool

    AV Homes first in Central FL to use virtual reality as sales tool

    AV Homes is introducing a new tech solution to solve an old problem in real estate. As the homebuilder redesigns its entire product line, it will be months before models will be ready to show buyers the new, contemporary floorplans.  And when two or three model homes are built in a new community,...

  • Park Square Homes launching three new communities on U.S. 27 corridor

    Park Square Homes launching three new communities on U.S. 27 corridor

    Park Square Homes will launch a trio of new subdivisions on Polk County's U.S. 27 corridor this year, all designed to appeal to first-time homebuyers. CEO Suresh Gupta told GrowthSpotter the builder is almost sold out at Carlisle Grand, a 158-home community on Holly Hill Fruit Road that launched...

  • Schoolfield Properties sells Kissimmee mobile home lots for $1.7M

    Schoolfield Properties sells Kissimmee mobile home lots for $1.7M

    Kissimmee-based Schoolfield Properties is disposing of residential assets to focus on its core retail and office properties, and is starting with mobile home communities the company developed in the 1980s, a lead executive told GrowthSpotter. Cheryl Schoolfield said the company sold 30 lots in...

  • Osceola planners look to Tapestry, Lake Nona for new development guidelines

    Osceola planners look to Tapestry, Lake Nona for new development guidelines

    Osceola County planners have toured neighborhoods in Horizon West, Tapestry and Lake Nona's Laureate Park to serve as inspiration for a Land Development Code update that would raise the quality of the county's new housing stock. Planning and Design Director Kerry Godwin told GrowthSpotter the LDC...

  • Richmond American Homes adds more lots in St. Cloud for entry-level product

    Richmond American Homes adds more lots in St. Cloud for entry-level product

    Richmond American Homes spent more than $8 million in late December to expand its lot inventory in St. Cloud. The homebuilder closed two acquisitions before year's end, Orlando Division President Ben Shoemaker told GrowthSpotter, paying $5 million for Phase 2 of the 198-lot Pinewood Gardens subdivision...

  • Infrastructure plans progress for mixed-use site on Narcoossee Road lakefront

    Infrastructure plans progress for mixed-use site on Narcoossee Road lakefront

    A Saudi Arabian investor should decide in 60 days on how to proceed with development and marketing plans for 32.5 acres on Lake Whippoorwill east of Lake Nona Landing, the project's development coordinator told GrowthSpotter. Located in the 12000 block of Narcoossee Road, directly north of Missionary...

  • Illinois developer planning mixed-use project on Westside corridor

    Illinois developer planning mixed-use project on Westside corridor

    Illinois developer Eli Steinhardt is planning a live-work community near ChampionsGate on Osceola County's Westside Boulevard corridor. The owner of Steinhardt Builders has applied to rezone 44 acres of Wheeler Farms' orange grove on the county line to Commercial Tourist zoning for the first phase...

  • Mattamy Homes buys Lake Apopka land from City of Ocoee for $3.75M

    Mattamy Homes buys Lake Apopka land from City of Ocoee for $3.75M

    Mattamy Homes paid the City of Ocoee $3.75 million last week for 146 acres on Lake Apopka that will comprise the second phase of its new Preserve at Crown Point gated community. Mattamy was the winning bidder for the city-owned property and closed on the first 146 acres in July 2016 for the same...

  • South Florida developer planning 451-home subdivision in St. Cloud

    South Florida developer planning 451-home subdivision in St. Cloud

    South Florida-based BBX Capital is in discussions with several local homebuilders for a 451-home subdivision next to Gramercy Farms in St. Cloud. BBX won approval this month from the St. Cloud City Council for its Preliminary Subdivision Plan for the "Old Hickory" Planned Unit Development (PUD)....

  • AV Homes finalizing TOD project next to Poinciana SunRail station

    AV Homes finalizing TOD project next to Poinciana SunRail station

    AV Homes is reworking its plan for a new Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) just north of the Poinciana SunRail station.  Division President Ken Thirtyacre told GrowthSpotter the homebuilder has eliminated up to 400 apartment units that were entitled in the original 82-acre Planned Development...

  • Newgard buys new apts near Margaritaville to relaunch as Airbnb product

    Newgard buys new apts near Margaritaville to relaunch as Airbnb product

    A mystery surrounding the location of the first Niido powered by Airbnb apartments in Kissimmee has been solved, and reveals a deliberate misdirection campaign by the developer over the past three months. Miami-based Newgard Development, which announced in mid-October it was teaming up with the...

  • New Oakland subdivision will have premium lots on Lake Apopka

    New Oakland subdivision will have premium lots on Lake Apopka

    One of the last major undeveloped tracts on Lake Apopka in west Orange County is slated for a 160-home subdivision that will feature a limited number of lots with lake access. Real estate broker John Laga has partnered with Ohio-based Parkview Homes to assemble seven parcels totaling just over...

  • Road design for Celebration Island Village hits snag with county planners

    Road design for Celebration Island Village hits snag with county planners

    Osceola County staff went back and forth for nearly an hour Wednesday with officials from Mattamy Homes and its consulting engineer to try to resolve differences on their design plans for the Celebration Boulevard extension.  Mattamy, which inked a deal this year with Disney's Celebration Company...

  • Daly Design irons out connectivity issues for 'Camino Reale' 1,000+ acres in SE Orange

    Daly Design irons out connectivity issues for 'Camino Reale' 1,000+ acres in SE Orange

    Winter Park-based Daly Design Group has helped an Ontario-based client overcome its biggest challenge to developing an isolated 1,033 acres in southeast Orange County known as "Camino Reale," ironing out roadway connectivity for another master-planned community adjacent to Tavistock's future Sunbridge...

  • Titan Land seeking $11M in tax-free bonds for Osceola affordable housing

    Titan Land seeking $11M in tax-free bonds for Osceola affordable housing

    Kissimmee-based developer Titan Land Company is seeking $11 million in tax-exempt bonds for 120 units of affordable senior housing near Valencia College's new Poinciana campus.  The Florida Housing Finance Corporation is scheduled to hold a public hearing, known as a TEFRA hearing, on Dec. 19 in...

  • Osceola County could double mobility fees and require earlier payment

    Osceola County could double mobility fees and require earlier payment

    Osceola County Commissioners could strike another blow to the local homebuilding industry next year as the county looks at potentially doubling mobility fees and forcing builders to carry those costs for months. Commissioners this week directed county transportation staff to bring back an ordinance...

  • CalAtlantic and Pulte buy out next phase of Whaley's Creek in St. Cloud

    CalAtlantic and Pulte buy out next phase of Whaley's Creek in St. Cloud

    Pulte Homes and CalAtlantic Group paid $4.46 million last week for the third phase of Whaley's Creek, a subdivision in St. Cloud where both builders are actively selling homes now. Developer and land banker Sun Terra Communities sold a 50 percent interest to each builder for Phase 3 of the 499-home...

  • CalAtlantic pays $4.6M for Phase 2 of Sedona subdivision in Kissimmee

    CalAtlantic pays $4.6M for Phase 2 of Sedona subdivision in Kissimmee

    CalAtlantic Group paid $4.6 million last week to buy Phase 2 of Sedona, a 220-acre subdivision between Kissimmee and Poinciana. Developer Max Sabeti told GrowthSpotter the community on Ham Brown Road is approved for 378 lots. He has a deal with Maronda Homes for Phase 1, which includes 191 homesites...

  • St. Cloud Council wants to mirror Osceola's development moratorium

    St. Cloud Council wants to mirror Osceola's development moratorium

    St. Cloud's City Council has directed the city attorney to draft a development moratorium mirroring restrictions outlined in an ordinance enacted by Osceola County earlier this week. St. Cloud Mayor Nathan Blackwell spoke in favor of the county's moratorium during the Nov. 6 public hearing. He...

  • Osceola Commissioners enact 6-month moratorium on new development

    Osceola Commissioners enact 6-month moratorium on new development

    A divided Osceola Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 on Monday to enact a controversial six-month moratorium on new residential subdivisions. The ordinance stops all approvals for Comprehensive Plan amendments and rezoning applications in huge swaths of the county's urban growth area. Commissioners...

  • Osceola's proposed school impact fees could spell 'disaster' for new apartments

    Osceola's proposed school impact fees could spell 'disaster' for new apartments

    Osceola County school officials are working on a major rewrite of the district's School Impact Fees that could have widespread effects on development countywide, with some types of projects to pay double their current fee and others to reap huge savings. Sarah Graber, chief financial officer for...

  • Mattamy continues building spree with Osceola's 785-acre Tohoqua development

    Mattamy continues building spree with Osceola's 785-acre Tohoqua development

    Mattamy Homes opened 2017 with its largest ever land buy in Orlando, and it's ending the year with two major acquisitions in Osceola County: Celebration Island Village and, now, Tohoqua. The Canada-based homebuilder has inked a deal with developer Bob Secrist and Tohoqua Development Group to be...

  • Lennar puts down stake in Narcoossee corridor with $1.7M lot takedown

    Lennar puts down stake in Narcoossee corridor with $1.7M lot takedown

    Lennar Homes paid $1.68 million this week to put down stakes in St. Cloud's booming Narcoossee corridor. The homebuilder purchased 24 lots in Preserve at Turtle Creek, a 268-lot subdivision on Narcoossee Road just north of U.S. 192 in St. Cloud. "It's a small position, but we really like the project,"...

  • Osceola Commissioners considering 6-month moratorium on new development

    Osceola Commissioners considering 6-month moratorium on new development

    Saying they're fed up with cookie-cutter subdivisions and poor quality construction, Osceola County commissioners are on the verge of passing a six month moratorium on new development and rezonings. By a 4-1 vote Monday night, commissioners directed county staff to bring an ordinance to their Nov....

  • Orlando developers pay $13M for East Narcoossee land slated for 640 homes

    Orlando developers pay $13M for East Narcoossee land slated for 640 homes

    A group of investors in Orlando and South Florida have paid $12.6 million for land in Osceola County's East Narcoossee area that's slated for a 640-home subdivision. Orlando developer Bob Zlatkiss is one of four partners in the affiliate company WCFM Nona LLC, which acquired the 163.5 acres that...

  • Lakefront land in Dr. Phillips sells for $45M+ to three housing developers

    Lakefront land in Dr. Phillips sells for $45M+ to three housing developers

    Three national developers closed last week for more than $45 million combined on 85 upland acres in Dr. Phillips, where 760-plus housing units are planned on what one builder calls the best residential infill site in Greater Orlando.  Based southwest of the intersection of Sand Lake and Turkey...

  • Developer wants to build affordable senior housing in St. Cloud's Stevens Plantation

    Developer wants to build affordable senior housing in St. Cloud's Stevens Plantation

    A Winter Park developer who just completed the second Madison Crossing senior housing complex on Kissimmee's E192 is eyeing a lot on St. Cloud's Stevens Plantation for a similar project. American Residential Development LLC (ARD) currently has a $1 million purchase contract for 4.5 acres in Stevens...

  • Kissimmee City Council approves Park Square's new plan for Sonoma Resort

    Kissimmee City Council approves Park Square's new plan for Sonoma Resort

    For the second time this year, Park Square Homes is abandoning the vacation home business at one of its Kissimmee resort communities. The Kissimmee City Council voted Tuesday night to approve a new Planned Unit Development (PUD) and Developer Agreement with Park Square for Sonoma Resort in the...

  • Sun Terra buys balance of Starwood's 11,000-acre Harmony project for $24M

    Sun Terra buys balance of Starwood's 11,000-acre Harmony project for $24M

    Oviedo-based Sun Terra Communities will take over as master developer of Harmony -- a neo-traditional golf course community spanning 11,000 acres on Osceola County's E192 corridor -- after buying all of the remaining assets from Starwood Land Ventures. Sun Terra principal Richard Jerman told GrowthSpotter his...

  • Haines City approves 349-home gated community on Little Lake Hamilton

    Haines City approves 349-home gated community on Little Lake Hamilton

    Haines City Commissioners this month approved a modified Planned Unit Development (PUD) and preliminary plat for a 349-home subdivision on Little Lake Hamilton. Marsan Real Estate Group is the developer for the gated community that stretches from Scenic Highway to U.S. 27. Owner Jean Marsan was...

  • Disney reaches deal with Mattamy Homes for Celebration Island Village

    Disney reaches deal with Mattamy Homes for Celebration Island Village

    The Celebration Company has agreed to sell the fifth and final residential village of the Disney master-planned community to Mattamy Homes. Alex Martin, Orlando Division president for the Canada-based homebuilder, told GrowthSpotter that Mattamy would purchase the 350-acre Celebration Island Village...

  • Lennar to add new section to Storey Lake on Westgate parcel

    Lennar to add new section to Storey Lake on Westgate parcel

    Lennar won approval Wednesday from Osceola County for a 95-acre expansion of its booming Storey Lake Resort in Kissimmee. Storey Lake, located at the intersection of Osceola Parkway and Vineland Road (S.R. 535), is approved for approximately 2,000 homes. The community offers condos, townhomes,...

  • CenFla homebuilders to feel effects of Harvey and Irma for months to come

    CenFla homebuilders to feel effects of Harvey and Irma for months to come

    Central Florida homebuilders are bracing for the inevitable labor and supply shortages to come after the historic back-to-back hurricanes in Texas and Florida. "In short and sweet terms, my expectation is everything is going to take a little longer to get done, and it’s going to cost more," said...

  • ContraVest eyes January start on new 230-unit Clermont apartment complex

    ContraVest eyes January start on new 230-unit Clermont apartment complex

    Altamonte Springs-based ContraVest should break ground in January on a 230-unit "Class A" apartment community in Clermont near the intersection of U.S. 27 and S.R. 50. It will be the fifth of the company's "Addison" branded complexes in active development in the Orlando metro area. The multifamily...

  • 2000-acre mixed-use district planned between Narcoossee Road & Sunbridge

    2000-acre mixed-use district planned between Narcoossee Road & Sunbridge

    Pineloch Management Corp. has applied to annex the 2,000-acre Center Lake Ranch into the City of St. Cloud, and is seeking mixed-use zoning for the community of more than 3,000 homes. Pineloch Vice President Richard Gonzales told GrowthSpotter the development could still be years away, but the...

  • Illinois builder buys land on Westside Blvd corridor for vacation home resort

    Illinois builder buys land on Westside Blvd corridor for vacation home resort

    An Illinois-based homebuilder closed this week on the purchase of 60 acres on the Westside Boulevard corridor, directly across from a future expansion of Lennar's ChampionsGate Country Club. Eli Steinhardt, owner of Steinhardt Builders, told GrowthSpotter earlier this summer that Orlando has been...

  • Veigle Properties pursues rezoning of land near Poinciana SunRail station

    Veigle Properties pursues rezoning of land near Poinciana SunRail station

    Winter Park real estate investors Jim and Charles Veigle are seeking to rezone a 120-acre parcel across from Poinciana High School for up to 720 residential units. The brothers have owned the land since 1994 and previously used it as a borrow pit, which left the site with 50 acres of lakes, Jim...

  • 8,300-plus acres rich in limestone marketed in growth path of The Villages

    8,300-plus acres rich in limestone marketed in growth path of The Villages

    It’s a mind-boggling land sale: 8,354 acres of raw land listed at more than $49 million, close to four major Florida highways and less than an hour’s drive from Orlando. The nearly 13-square-mile property is a wide-open canvas for future mixed-use development, according to Clinton G. Wallace, principal...

  • AV Homes prepping for new subdivision at entrance to Poinciana Parkway

    AV Homes prepping for new subdivision at entrance to Poinciana Parkway

    AV Homes has filed preliminary plans to build a 406-lot subdivision at the Marigold Avenue entrance to Poinciana Parkway. Anthony Iorio, vice president of development for AV Homes, met last week with Osceola County's Development Review Committee to discuss some staff concerns over the proposed...

  • Tavistock & GOAA agree on sale price for first half of Poitras Property

    Tavistock & GOAA agree on sale price for first half of Poitras Property

    Tavistock Development Company has agreed to pay more than $63.745 million to the city of Orlando and Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) for the first 1,162 acres of "Poitras Property" south of Orlando International Airport. Orlando's City Council approved the deal with Tavistock back in...

  • Tavistock's Sunbridge passes first step of Orange Comp Plan amendment

    Tavistock's Sunbridge passes first step of Orange Comp Plan amendment

    Tavistock Development Company took its first step Thursday to amend Orange County's Future Land Use Map (FLUM) for a 4,787-acre portion of its proposed Sunbridge community, with another four steps of county and state approval that lie ahead over the coming year.   What passed Thursday was a recommendation...

  • Feltrim Group expands nautical-themed residential project in Haines City

    Feltrim Group expands nautical-themed residential project in Haines City

    Davenport-based Feltrim Group is expanding its newest residential community: Tarpon Bay. Haines City Commissioners had approved rezoning in May for the 60-acre, nautical-themed community on Roe Road, GrowthSpotter reported May 24. The project is a block south of Haines City High School. Feltrim...

  • Owner wants to reboot condo project next to Bahama Bay with townhomes

    Owner wants to reboot condo project next to Bahama Bay with townhomes

    The owner of a partially built condo community next to Davenport's Bahama Bay Resort wants to reboot the community by switching from condos to townhomes. ICM Development Group founder Carlos Balzola acquired the 24-acre parcel in the Westside Planned Development (PD) in 2012, and brought in additional...

  • Two Kissimmee apartment complexes sell for combined $90M

    Two Kissimmee apartment complexes sell for combined $90M

    A pair of Kissimmee apartment communities both located just off John Young Parkway changed hands last week to different buyer groups for nearly $90 million. Virginia-based Chandler Management Corp. paid $49.5 million on Aug. 8 for the Lake Tivoli Apartments. The 384-unit complex was developed in...

  • Developers cry foul over St. Cloud utility agreement demands

    Developers cry foul over St. Cloud utility agreement demands

    A handful of Osceola County developers are pushing back against the city of St. Cloud for what they say are unreasonable demands from the city's utility department that are driving up the cost of new home construction. At issue is a growing list of conditions the city's utility department is placing...

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