Single-Family Residential Developments

  • Phil Kean Design Group to expand office footprint in Winter Park

    Phil Kean Design Group to expand office footprint in Winter Park

    Phil Kean Design Group plans to close within the next month on two property purchases in Winter Park near its office building row on W. Fairbanks Avenue, with an aim to expand staff parking and build two new townhomes.  Company principals Phil Kean and Brad Grosberg own three small office/retail...

  • David Weekley buys 3rd site for Downtown Orlando townhomes on Fern Creek Ave

    David Weekley buys 3rd site for Downtown Orlando townhomes on Fern Creek Ave

    Production builder David Weekley Homes is planning 10 townhomes on a half-acre site on Fern Creek Avenue in Downtown Orlando, its third such project in the downtown submarket to break ground next year, the company's local division president told GrowthSpotter.  An affiliate LLC paid $600,000 on...

  • AV Homes seeks to add more commercial in Poinciana area

    AV Homes seeks to add more commercial in Poinciana area

    AV Homes is seeking to add more commercial uses along the Bellalago corridor of Pleasant Hill Road in Poinciana. The homebuilder has applied for a PD amendment to its Isles of Bellalago development, formerly known as Bellalago West. The 588-home community across from AV Homes' original Bellalago stretches...

  • 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...

  • Park Square Homes pitches luxury mixed-use development behind Magic Place

    Park Square Homes pitches luxury mixed-use development behind Magic Place

    Fast-growing Park Square Homes is eyeing a prime spot in the W192 tourist corridor for a luxury mixed-use development combining residential, retail and three hotels across 168 upland acres. The Orlando-based developer is in discussions with the owner of a 247-acre tract immediately south of the...

  • Encore adding density, smaller lots in Reunion West

    Encore adding density, smaller lots in Reunion West

    As Encore Capital Management gears up to launch the second phase of its Encore Club at Reunion Resort, the developer is tweaking the site plan to squeeze in a few more lots. Encore launched the 250-acre subdivision in the northwest quadrant of the I-4 - Western Beltway (429) interchange in 2015....

  • Hanover Capital Partners closes on Alligator Lake property for $7.75M

    Hanover Capital Partners closes on Alligator Lake property for $7.75M

    Orlando-based Hanover Capital Partners paid $7.75 million last week to acquire the bulk of land for its planned St. Cloud-area boating community, Hanover Lakes. Hanover has had the land under contract from seller Henry C. Yates since beginning the permitting process two years ago. The 178-acre...

  • Winter Park preps rezoning to aid sale of downtown Blake Yard site

    Winter Park preps rezoning to aid sale of downtown Blake Yard site

    Winter Park will pursue a final key step next week to position a 0.45-acre public property in its downtown for sale and development into townhomes.  Located at 301 W. Comstock Ave., one and a half blocks from Park Avenue, the property is surrounded by residential. Formerly known as the Blake Yard...

  • Lakefront land in Dr. Phillips area under contract for homes, new roads planned

    Lakefront land in Dr. Phillips area under contract for homes, new roads planned

    More than 80 acres with one of the last large infill development opportunities in the Dr. Phillips housing submarket is under contract for a mix of residential, and land owners are working with Orange County on a new road network to help future residents bypass one of Orlando's busiest intersections. ...

  • Orlando developer planning 645-lot subdivision in St. Cloud

    Orlando developer planning 645-lot subdivision in St. Cloud

    Orlando developer Bill Canty received preliminary subdivision approval this week from Osceola County for a 645-lot subdivision straddling Jones Road in the county's Narcoossee area. Canty's WCFM Nona LLC is under contract to buy the two parcels, which total 163.5 acres. The site borders another...

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  • K. Hovnanian to start building in St. Cloud's Narcoossee corridor

    K. Hovnanian to start building in St. Cloud's Narcoossee corridor

    Luxury homebuilder K. Hovnanian has purchased 40 lots in St. Cloud's Preserve at Turtle Creek subdivision on Narcoossee Road. Originally developed by new urbanism specialist Tramell Webb and D.R. Horton, Turtle Creek offers residents a community boat dock on Lake Runnymede, which provides access...

  • Pulte plans Apopka townhomes next to future Marden interchange with SR 414

    Pulte plans Apopka townhomes next to future Marden interchange with SR 414

    Pulte Group is progressing with plans for 136 townhomes in Apopka directly south of the confluence of two major toll roads, and will contribute to improving connectivity in an area primed for residential and retail growth near the future Florida Hospital Apopka.  Proposed for what is currently...

  • 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...

  • Tampa townhome developer seeks more urban infill & mixed-use sites in Orlando

    Tampa townhome developer seeks more urban infill & mixed-use sites in Orlando

    Tampa-based Icon Residential, a developer focused on urban infill townhomes, has three projects now underway in Greater Orlando and more land in its sights, with $75 million in equity it could place in projects across the Southeast over the next 18 to 24 months, a principal with the company told...

  • Winter Garden gains traction with new downtown living developments

    Winter Garden gains traction with new downtown living developments

    In another step toward making Downtown Winter Garden a place where people can live, work and play, the City Commission recently gave its initial stamp of approval for a downtown townhome development at the southeast corner of West Plant Street and South Park Avenue. F&J Developers LLC received...

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  • Unicorp buys land for Griffin Farms, sells part to investor partnering on homes

    Unicorp buys land for Griffin Farms, sells part to investor partnering on homes

    Developers of the Griffin Farms Town Center in Lake Mary's emerging Midtown district purchased 33.4 acres of grazing land this week that will soon be prepped for the $200 million commercial and residential development. Chuck Whittall’s Unicorp National Developments bought the land through an affiliate...

  • InVictus set for rezoning of Parramore 6 acres, preps Florida Housing Finance app

    InVictus set for rezoning of Parramore 6 acres, preps Florida Housing Finance app

    Tampa-based InVictus Development, which earned city approval earlier this year for its "Parramore Oaks" redevelopment of 6.34 acres downtown, is fine-tuning its site plan and preparing a key funding application for December, which will seek up to $21.3 million from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation...

  • Osprey Custom plans 12-townhome row in SW Winter Park, faces density challenge

    Osprey Custom plans 12-townhome row in SW Winter Park, faces density challenge

    Orlando-based Osprey Custom Homes is planning a row of 12 townhomes on 0.93 acres in southwest Winter Park, less than a block off S. Orlando Avenue. City staff have challenged the project's density, but pre-sale demand for similar zero-lot-line products has been high in the past year. To be named...

  • 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...

  • Park Square Homes planning 2 new neighborhoods in Sawgrass Plantation

    Park Square Homes planning 2 new neighborhoods in Sawgrass Plantation

    Park Square Homes will break ground in the fourth quarter on two new communities on Wetherbee Road in Sawgrass Plantation.   "We're really excited about Sawgrass," Park Square President Steve Parker told GrowthSpotter. "It's a great location. It's close to the Lake Nona Medical City and has other...

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  • Antiques dealer to sell or build on one parcel, buy another for development

    Antiques dealer to sell or build on one parcel, buy another for development

    Chad Busby has his respective eyes on two different real estate prizes. One rests on an R2 residential parcel in Oviedo that’s zoned for duplexes and priced to sell. The other is an active hunt for an Oviedo or Winter Springs property where he can build and expand his business. The former, located...

  • Osceola developer planning 246-lot subdivision in Westside corridor

    Osceola developer planning 246-lot subdivision in Westside corridor

    Kissimmee-based JTD Land Co. is moving forward this year with plans for a 246-lot subdivision near the intersection of Westside Boulevard and Goodman Road. JTD Land Co., which currently has active residential projects in Kissimmee and Ocoee, was created by James Davis and Craig Harris, president...

  • 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...

  • Mattamy's new Hawksmoor community an homage to Frank Lloyd Wright

    Mattamy's new Hawksmoor community an homage to Frank Lloyd Wright

    What started out as a challenge to do something different in Florida evolved into an homage to America's greatest architect. Mattamy Homes USA Vice President of Architecture Paul Smith gave GrowthSpotter the inside story on the company's new Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Hawksmoor community in Horizon...

  • Tavistock fine-tunes zoning on 369 acres near USTA for commercial & new homes

    Tavistock fine-tunes zoning on 369 acres near USTA for commercial & new homes

    Plans filed by Tavistock Development Company with the City of Orlando last week clarify how it may develop 369.49 acres in Lake Nona around its USTA National Campus, with a mix of commercial, hotels, an 11-acre Crystal Lagoon and residential linked by a new road to the Lake Nona Golf & Country...

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  • Site work underway on last lakefront Etowah phase in Tavares

    Site work underway on last lakefront Etowah phase in Tavares

    The final phase of Etowah, a new home community on Lake Eustis in Tavares, is underway with site development that should be complete in seven months, said Mike Galvin, manager for CG Land Services in Clearwater. Set on C.R. 452 (the 1900 block of Lake Eustis Drive) northwest of Lake Hermosa and...

  • Pulte planning 70-plus homes in Lake Mary

    Pulte planning 70-plus homes in Lake Mary

    Pulte Homes is seeking preliminary approval from Lake Mary city planners for a planned unit development with up to 77 homes near Lake Emma. The PUD would be constructed on 37 acres on the west side of Rinehart Road, south of the intersection with Primera Boulevard. The area now consists of 25 privately...

  • Fish camp buyer plans tiny home haven in Lake County

    Fish camp buyer plans tiny home haven in Lake County

    An investor couple from Idaho bought a Lake County mobile home and RV fishing camp property earlier this month, with plans to morph it into a trendy tiny home community. Black Bass Resort on Haynes Creek at 10402 C.R. 44, between Leesburg and Eustis, sold for  $1.3 million, according to a deed...

  • Park Square Homes closes on land in East Orange, engineering solved mucky sinkhole

    Park Square Homes closes on land in East Orange, engineering solved mucky sinkhole

    Park Square Homes closed last week on a $2 million purchase of 17.76 acres in East Orange County, a deal more than three years in the making that required some creative engineering around a muck-filled sinkhole.  Located at 1021 S. Dean Road, the undeveloped parcel lies south of Lake Underhill...

  • Disney lining up zoning on 38-acre fifth phase of luxury Golden Oak community

    Disney lining up zoning on 38-acre fifth phase of luxury Golden Oak community

    Walt Disney World affiliate Golden Oak Development is lining up a new 37.68-acre parcel for the future fifth phase of multi-million dollar homes in its exclusive Golden Oak at Walt Disney Resort community.  The developer is inquiring with Orange County's planning division about amending the Planned...

  • D.R. Horton explores viability of workforce housing development in Seminole

    D.R. Horton explores viability of workforce housing development in Seminole

    The nation's largest home builder is calculating exactly how tight the margins are to develop affordable housing in Seminole County. Fort Worth-based D.R. Horton wants to build 40 single-family homes on a 9.5-acre lot in Sanford, at the southeast corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and West...

  • Mattamy plans massive resort on Westside Blvd, seven new communities in 12 months

    Mattamy plans massive resort on Westside Blvd, seven new communities in 12 months

    Mattamy Homes USA is making a huge investment in the Greater Orlando market with an ambitious plan to launch seven new communities in the next 12 months -- including the developer's first vacation home resort and a community paying homage to iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Orlando Division...

  • Winter Park to sell Comstock Ave land, suitable for 3 townhomes

    Winter Park to sell Comstock Ave land, suitable for 3 townhomes

    Winter Park continues to chip away at its list of public properties that could be sold or developed, with city commissioners agreeing this week to list a 0.45-acre parcel near downtown for sale that could accommodate a handful of homes.   Located at 301 W. Comstock Ave., the property is zoned PQP...

  • Citrus groves with lake views hit market in Lake County

    Citrus groves with lake views hit market in Lake County

    Two significant chunks of lakefront land are up for sale in Lake County, one the site of a historic homestead on Lake Harris in Tavares, the other a long-time family-owned parcel on the banks of East Crooked Lake in Eustis. Both tracts were planted in orange groves that brought their owners income...

  • Tramell Webb planning new Osceola subdivision across from Twin Lakes

    Tramell Webb planning new Osceola subdivision across from Twin Lakes

    Tramell Webb Partners is prepping a new 149-lot subdivision in Osceola County east of St. Cloud. To be named Parkfield, it would be developed in three phases on 39 acres on Hickory Tree Road, a mile south of U.S. 192 and west of Alligator Lake. Orlando-based Tramell Webb is known for employing...

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  • City of Eustis agrees to sell spray field land for potential housing development

    City of Eustis agrees to sell spray field land for potential housing development

    The Eustis City Commission approved selling 198 acres of city property once used as a spray field for treated sewer effluent to a group with plans to create a single-family housing development. Sorrento Pines LLC has agreed to buy the Lake County land declared surplus by the city for $1.5 million,...

  • Meritage Homes building first all-solar community at Oakland Trails

    Meritage Homes building first all-solar community at Oakland Trails

     Meritage Homes has broken ground on its first all-solar community at Oakland Trails in west Orange County. "We offer solar in all our existing communities," Meritage Central Florida President Brian Kittle said. "It's something we've been adding in. Here we're going to be putting a 2kw system on...

  • David Weekley responds to Millennials w/ townhome plans in Downtown Orlando

    David Weekley responds to Millennials w/ townhome plans in Downtown Orlando

    Prompted by growing demand from Millennials in Orlando for urban living options, production builder David Weekley Homes has contracts on two half-acre parcels in Downtown Orlando with plans for 23 townhomes, the company's first of this product type in the Central Business District.  "We've done...

  • Brevard developer preps final phase of Deer Creek in St. Cloud, seeks builder

    Brevard developer preps final phase of Deer Creek in St. Cloud, seeks builder

    A Cocoa Beach real estate investor has filed construction plans for the final 91 lots in St. Cloud's Deer Creek subdivision. The project had an approved permit from 2007, but owner/developer Ronald Howse told GrowthSpotter work stalled during the recession on the 500-home community. The permit...

  • Meritage plans 31 home-private community in Winter Springs

    Meritage plans 31 home-private community in Winter Springs

    Meritage Homes is planning 31 homes for a 10-acre parcel in Winter Springs, in what will be the last project for the company’s Central Florida land development manager, Dante Fraiegari. Meritage “may introduce a new type of project” with the development, said Fraiegari, although he declined to...

  • Winter Park dairy farmers seek residential developer for 14 acres

    Winter Park dairy farmers seek residential developer for 14 acres

    The operators of a Winter Park dairy farm are in the market for a developer to turn their 14-acre homestead into a residential community. The couple believe the building boom that has gripped Central Florida for the last several years may soon show signs of waning, along with the economy. “Now...

  • Bella Collina plans 56-acre expansion in Monte Verde

    Bella Collina plans 56-acre expansion in Monte Verde

    Bella Collina’s comeback into the luxury home market has been so successful that its owners are planning to expand the neighborhood into about 56 acres it owns in the city limits of Monte Verde. Bella Collina is planning to file site plans with Monte Verde for 78 homes on half-acre lots, set on...

  • 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...

  • Brazilian developer Lancelot cuts teeth on Osceola townhomes, seeks more land

    Brazilian developer Lancelot cuts teeth on Osceola townhomes, seeks more land

    Rio de Janeiro-based residential developer Lancelot Incorporações has found its footing in U.S. development over the past year, with its first phase of vacation homes under construction in Kissimmee. The group now wants to branch out into multi-family, and is seeking urban infill land across Greater...

  • Brazilian developer & builder enters U.S. via Kissimmee, buying land w/plans

    Brazilian developer & builder enters U.S. via Kissimmee, buying land w/plans

    Brazilian developer and builder Platinum Construções entered the U.S. market this week via Kissimmee, spending $1.25 million for 7.7 acres, paired with plans for a fully-entitled 88-unit townhome condo project. The intercontinental leap is a survival instinct for the company, president Ricardo...

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  • Tramell Webb files subdivision plan for 406-acre community in Osceola

    Tramell Webb files subdivision plan for 406-acre community in Osceola

    Orlando-based Tramell Webb Partners is seeking approvals for more than 1,000 homes on a 406-acre parcel just south of Kissimmee, and east of Lake Tohopekaliga. The developer will go before Osceola County's Development Review Committee on Wednesday for approval of the preliminary subdivision plan...

  • 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...

  • Horse veterinary clinic in Sanford may become townhomes

    Horse veterinary clinic in Sanford may become townhomes

    An equine veterinary practice in Sanford is being proposed as the site for a townhouse project with as many as 100 units. Central Florida Equine Hospital, on five acres off S. Orange Avenue right near S.R. 46 and Interstate 4, along with a two-acre residential property adjacent to it, are planned...

  • Developer eyeing land across from Harmony for 400-home mixed-use project

    Developer eyeing land across from Harmony for 400-home mixed-use project

    IBI Group is eyeing a 102-acre parcel practically across the street from Harmony for a 400-unit mixed-use community with up to 10 acres of commercial. Richard Wohlfarth, an engineer in IBI's Maitland office, met last week with Osceola County's Development Review Committee to discuss the project. ...

  • 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...

  • Western Winter Garden 'blowing up' with residential development

    Western Winter Garden 'blowing up' with residential development

    Winter Garden has approved another new neighborhood on its fast developing southwestern edge off Marsh Road. K. Hovnanian Homes is planning a 107-lot development on 126.4 acres east of Williams Road and west of Avalon Road, at address points 16846, 17999 and 17166 Marsh Road. Melissa L. Premer...

  • Former Sanford airport CEO selling 65 acres for development

    Former Sanford airport CEO selling 65 acres for development

    The colorful former head of Orlando Sanford International Airport, who also served as Sanford’s mayor, is joining with a neighbor to sell 65 acres that are planned for development into 130 homes. Larry Dale, who left Sanford airport's leadership in October after almost 14 years with a distinct...

  • Orlando's housing shortage becoming acute, ramifications arise for economy

    Orlando's housing shortage becoming acute, ramifications arise for economy

    The lack of housing availability in Greater Orlando is reaching critical levels, with the latest monthly data showing the biggest drop in inventory in nearly three years. The number of homes on the market fell 10.9 percent last month compared with April of a year ago, the market's biggest inventory...

  • First Wellness Way sector rezoning effort has developer looking to future code

    First Wellness Way sector rezoning effort has developer looking to future code

    A developer of the first new subdivision proposed for the planned Wellness Way sector in Lake County wants to rezone a 66-acre inactive orange grove sandwiched between Clermont, Winter Garden, the Orange County line and north of Hartwood Marsh Road. Extreme Groves LLC, an affiliate of land owner...

  • ICI sells Kissimmee land for $2.8M

    ICI sells Kissimmee land for $2.8M

    ICI Homes has parted with 31-plus acres of land south of The Loop outdoor retail center in Kissimmee for $2.8 million, selling it to a Kissimmee developer/land banker. The property at the northeast quadrant of W. Carroll Street and N. Thacker Avenue is part of the former Flora Ridge DRI, now a...

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