Senior Living Developments

  • CERTUS seeks rezoning near Dr. Phillips for 5th memory care facility project

    CERTUS seeks rezoning near Dr. Phillips for 5th memory care facility project

    CERTUS Senior Living is pursuing its fifth memory care facility development near Dr. Phillips, but must win over area residents to faciliate a rezoning from low-density residential.  The developer filed a rezoning request on Friday with Orange County for two parcels totaling roughly 5.4 acres it...

  • Guardian Care seeks rezoning for assisted living & nursing facilities

    Guardian Care seeks rezoning for assisted living & nursing facilities

    Guardian Care, Inc., which has operated a highly-rated nursing home in Orlando's Washington Shores area for nearly 50 years, is ready to move forward on two-year-old plans for a five-story, assisted- and independent- living building, along with a skilled nursing care facility.On Monday, the Orlando...

  • Developer has assisted living facility site ready in Casselberry, seeks end-user

    Developer has assisted living facility site ready in Casselberry, seeks end-user

    Developer Bill Parramore has been working since 2014 on getting Casselberry government approvals for his Breezeway at Lake Marie assisted living home project. Now the site is ready to go, and all he needs is an owner-operator. “I’ve had a lot of interest but nobody’s come forward with money to...

  • Senior living group tabbed for next development at Ravaudage in Winter Park

    Senior living group tabbed for next development at Ravaudage in Winter Park

    Dan Bellows' Benjamin Partners Ltd. has 3 acres of the 73-acre Ravaudage property in Winter Park under contract to a Vero Beach-based senior living developer, with plans for an assisted living and memory care facility.  A Development Review Committee meeting on Wednesday will focus on development...

  • 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...

  • Nalcrest planning first major expansion of retirement community in east Polk

    Nalcrest planning first major expansion of retirement community in east Polk

    A Polk County community that was built in 1963 as low-cost housing for retired post office workers is planning for its first ever expansion. Nalcrest has applied to the county for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA) for 41 acres of undeveloped property north of the 500-unit retiree village. The...

  • 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."...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Blackstone Group buys Brookdale-managed senior living facility in Ocoee

    Blackstone Group buys Brookdale-managed senior living facility in Ocoee

    An affiliate of the Blackstone Group paid nearly $9.43 million on March 29 for a 105-bed senior living facility in Ocoee, part of a 64-property portfolio that's triple-net leased to Brookdale Senior Living, the largest operator of its kind in the nation.  The seller was an affiliate of California-based...

  • Developer files mixed-use plans to redevelop Apopka's Errol golf course

    Developer files mixed-use plans to redevelop Apopka's Errol golf course

    Celebration-based developer Signature H Property Group submitted a master plan on Friday to redevelop parts of the 400-acre Apopka Golf and Tennis Club at Errol Estates, and believes it has a new mixed-use model to save ailing golf courses, a lead executive with the company told GrowthSpotter. ...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Park Square Homes founders planning assisted living, daycare in Kissimmee

    Park Square Homes founders planning assisted living, daycare in Kissimmee

    Park Square Homes principals Suresh Gupta and his son, Vishaal Gupta, are reshaping their plan for a 11-acre site in the Brighton Lakes neighborhood off Pleasant Hill Road in Kissimmee. A family-owned affiliate company bought the site in 2012 in a tax certificate sale for $81,000. When the county...

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  • State funding for Parramore redevelopment project could be tied up by legal challenges

    State funding for Parramore redevelopment project could be tied up by legal challenges

    A Winter Park developer specializing in affordable housing has a week to decide whether to continue a legal challenge that has delayed the funding award for Orlando's Parramore Oaks redevelopment project. The Orlando City Council in December unanimously approved the development plan submitted by...

  • Assisted living facility proposed for Lake Nona

    Assisted living facility proposed for Lake Nona

    The proliferation of assisted living facilities in the Orlando area continues in Lake Nona, where a three-story elderly care complex is proposed for the burgeoning community. Lake Nona Senior Housing LLC is behind the venture after buying a 10-acre vacant parcel on  Savannah Park Drive for $1.75...

  • St. Cloud Council to consider annexation for new senior apartments

    St. Cloud Council to consider annexation for new senior apartments

    The St. Cloud City Council is scheduled to vote Thursday on a voluntary annexation request from the developer of a new 36-unit apartment complex for seniors.  The project won unanimous support from the city's Planning Commission in December. Owner/developer Jose Quezada is seeking high-density...

  • Developer to build four Alzheimer's care facilities in 2017, lender sought for fifth

    Developer to build four Alzheimer's care facilities in 2017, lender sought for fifth

    Orlando-based Certus Senior Living should break ground in January on the first of four $13 million Alzheimer's-focused senior care facilities in Central Florida it plans to start building in the first half of 2017, and will seek a lender for a fifth site later in the year, the company's CEO told...

  • Westminster plans $4.5M learning center building at Winter Park community

    Westminster plans $4.5M learning center building at Winter Park community

    Westminster Communities of Florida is seeking city approval for a new activities and events building on the lakefront of its 42-acre community in Winter Park, a projected $4.5 million investment for which the company should select a general contractor in Spring 2017, a lead executive with the company...

  • 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...

  • Affordable housing developer pitches 2 senior apartment towers on Oak Ridge Rd

    Affordable housing developer pitches 2 senior apartment towers on Oak Ridge Rd

    Winter Park-based affordable housing specialist American Residential Development LLC (ARD) is proposing two age-restricted apartment towers in central Orange County, coming on the heels of a planned groundbreaking this month on its second such building in Kissimmee.  To be located at 1701 W. Oak...

  • 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...

  • Adventist Health to build $20M skilled nursing and rehab center in Celebration

    Adventist Health to build $20M skilled nursing and rehab center in Celebration

    Adventist Health System (AHS), parent company of Florida Hospital, has filed engineering plans for a 120-bed skilled nursing facility on Celebration Boulevard, about halfway between W192 and World Drive. Michelle Givens, president of the non-profit company's nursing home division, Adventist Care...

  • NY developer plans $25M memory care facility in Apopka, mulls bonds to finance

    NY developer plans $25M memory care facility in Apopka, mulls bonds to finance

    New York-based MJM Associates, a developer and manager of special needs assisted living facilities, is reentering the Orlando market with plans for a new 125-bed project in Apopka, and expects to issue corporate bonds to partially finance it, the company's president told GrowthSpotter.  Dubbed...

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  • New challenges arise for developer over Winter Park memory care facility

    New challenges arise for developer over Winter Park memory care facility

    Washington, D.C.-based luxury residential developer Brook Rose has reduced the size and scope of his proposed memory care facility in northern Winter Park six months after first going before the city's Planning and Zoning Board, but now faces staff opposition and more vocal opponents from the neighborhood. ...

  • Developer planning two senior apartment towers in Osceola

    Developer planning two senior apartment towers in Osceola

    Affordable housing specialist American Housing Development LLC (AHD) is scheduled to break ground next month on a second phase of Madison Crossing -- the first of two new age-restricted apartment towers planned for Osceola County. The Winter Park developer has applied for a building permit for...

  • Smaller version of Avalon Park development planned for Tavares

    Smaller version of Avalon Park development planned for Tavares

    Avalon Park Group has filed plans in Tavares to build a smaller version of its Avalon Park community on the shores of Lake Hermosa, bringing a potential 1,000-plus homes and mixed-use community just outside Eustis.  “We believe that we can repeat our success we had in Avalon Park in Orlando in...

  • Construction coming in next phase of expansion at Oviedo’s Lutheran Haven

    Construction coming in next phase of expansion at Oviedo’s Lutheran Haven

    Multiple projects are underway at Lutheran Haven, a full-service community for seniors on a 25-acre swath of unincorporated Oviedo – some immediate, some ongoing. Reservations are now being taken for a projected early 2018 occupancy at the Landings of Lutheran Haven, a portion of the property which...

  • Local developer plans 225 senior & family affordable apts west of fairgrounds

    Local developer plans 225 senior & family affordable apts west of fairgrounds

    Local affordable rental housing group Banyan Development has plans for around 225 units of family- and senior-focused apartments on land west of the Central Florida Fairgrounds, with a civil engineer yet to be hired and an application planned for the Florida Housing Finance Corporation later this...

  • Plan revived for assisted living on Sanford's Marina Island, tear-down of hotel sought

    Plan revived for assisted living on Sanford's Marina Island, tear-down of hotel sought

    A Lake Mary developer is moving forward with plans to build an assisted living facility on a prime piece of Sanford real estate, and the project would generate opportunities for demolition and building contractors. Frank Cerasoli, managing partner of TFA IV LLC, has submitted a proposed site plan...

  • Providence One planning $30M assisted living facility near The Loop

    Providence One planning $30M assisted living facility near The Loop

    Providence One Investments is eying a 3.4-acre parcel on John Young Parkway just south of The Loop for a 120-unit assisted living and memory care facility (ALF).  The site, at the northwest corner of JYP and Centerview Boulevard, is currently owned by Tupperware Brands through its Deerfield Land...

  • Developer adds assisted living to apartment project on Boggy Creek Road

    Developer adds assisted living to apartment project on Boggy Creek Road

    After paying top dollar a decade ago for 16.6 acres on Boggy Creek Road, Orlando-based EspoGroup had to switch gears and come up with a new plan for the property to recoup their investment. "When we bought this land back in 2005 we paid $2.5 million," EspoGroup Manager Jose Notaro told GrowthSpotter....

  • 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...

  • Starwood and CalAtlantic building active adult community in Harmony

    Starwood and CalAtlantic building active adult community in Harmony

    With horizontal construction well underway at Osceola County's new active adult community The Lakes at Harmony, master developer Starwood Land Ventures has sold the first 43 lots to CalAtlantic Group for $2 million.  CalAtlantic, the Irvine, California-based corporation formed by the 2015 merger...

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