Single-Family Residential Developments

  • Single-family homes segment in flux for 126-acre Avian Pointe in Apopka

    Single-family homes segment in flux for 126-acre Avian Pointe in Apopka

    A Tampa-based developer behind the 126-acre, master-planned Avian Pointe community in Apopka is revising plans for its multifamily segment, and may now have a 30-acre parcel once under contract to D.R. Horton back on the market.  The massive land assemblage features frontage to the east along S.R....

  • 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...

  • Partnership pays $10M for land west of Hamlin Town Center set for 285 homes

    Partnership pays $10M for land west of Hamlin Town Center set for 285 homes

    A development group led by construction manager DDC paid $10 million on Tuesday for 61 acres directly west of Hamlin Town Center in Horizon West, with plans ready for the first 285 home lots to be built on that side of S.R. 429.  located on the northwest corner of the 429 and New Independence Parkway...

  • Local design and construction pros team up for Lake Mary live/work townhomes

    Local design and construction pros team up for Lake Mary live/work townhomes

    With an eye toward the growing number of self-employed Americans, three Central Florida firms are preparing to build sustainable, live/work townhomes a stone’s throw from downtown Lake Mary and one block from the city’s SunRail station. Field and Form, a sustainable real estate development firm,...

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  • 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,"...

  • Taylor Morrison buys lots to partner w/Meritage on former ‘San Pedro’ land

    Taylor Morrison buys lots to partner w/Meritage on former ‘San Pedro’ land

    National homebuilder Taylor Morrison has purchased 30 percent of the approved lots in the gated Hawk’s Crest community, planned for the 270-acre former San Pedro Center property in south Seminole County. Taylor Morrison paid $15.829 million on Oct. 13 to Meritage Homes, the community's prime developer,...

  • Group behind Apopka's Errol golf course redevelopment readies next step w/city

    Group behind Apopka's Errol golf course redevelopment readies next step w/city

    Celebration-based Signature H Property Group is preparing to file its first Development Plan to redevelop parts of the 400-acre Apopka Golf and Tennis Club at Errol Estates, and has yet to hire an architect and residential construction manager, lead executives with the company told GrowthSpotter. ...

  • D.R. Horton preps next phase of Waterleigh & site near Amazon center

    D.R. Horton preps next phase of Waterleigh & site near Amazon center

    National homebuilder D.R. Horton is readying its next phase of lots in the master-planned Waterleigh community in Horizon West, and separately is pursuing part of 99 acres south of Orlando International Airport for a development near Amazon's new fulfillment center. Construction began on the first...

  • 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...

  • Classic Florida country estates planned in Winter Garden near Oakland Park

    Classic Florida country estates planned in Winter Garden near Oakland Park

    Orlando-based Project Finance & Development has 9 acres under contract in Winter Garden with plans to build the antithesis of a modern subdivision, envisioning instead a handful of classic Florida country estates where trees are preserved, roads are narrow and amenities draw neighbors outside to...

  • Condev preps 16-unit luxury townhome redevelopment of Winter Park church site

    Condev preps 16-unit luxury townhome redevelopment of Winter Park church site

    Winter Park-based developer Condev Companies has a 59-year-old church property under contract near Winter Park's Park Avenue, with plans to redevelop as 16 luxury townhomes while the church retains a portion for its own new building.  Located at 650 N. New York Ave. on the corner with Whipple Avenue,...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Ex-piping exec enters development world w/Belle Isle home lots & land near Amazon

    Ex-piping exec enters development world w/Belle Isle home lots & land near Amazon

    The founder and long-time lead executive of a local piping manufacturer is enjoying a new chapter in his career through real estate development, with two luxury home projects underway and a strategic land acquisition last week in Lake Nona. Christopher Comins paid $1.5 million on Sept. 15 through...

  • Mattamy lines up more land for 100+ townhomes in growing Randal Park

    Mattamy lines up more land for 100+ townhomes in growing Randal Park

    Mattamy Homes should take down another 18 acres in its growing Randal Park community in January for more than 100 townhomes, planned next to a new grocer-anchored shopping center that its seller is developing.  Located on the northeast corner of Dowden Road and Randal Park Boulevard near Lake Nona,...

  • InVictus earns praise for Parramore housing design, eyes Feb 2018 site work

    InVictus earns praise for Parramore housing design, eyes Feb 2018 site work

    Tampa-based InVictus Development, which earned Orlando's approval in mid-2016 for its "Parramore Oaks" affordable housing redevelopment plan in downtown, drew praise for its design on Thursday and should close on public land by February, a lead executive with the company told GrowthSpotter.  InVictus...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Infrastructure planned for 58 acres in Oakland to support Pulte, future apts

    Infrastructure planned for 58 acres in Oakland to support Pulte, future apts

    Local developer Dwight Saathoff's firm Project Finance and Development LLC is preparing plans for future senior living and multifamily phases on 58 acres in the west Orange County town of Oakland, 41 acres of which will first be developed by Pulte Group. Oakland commissioners approved a revised...

  • 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...

  • Starlight & Park Square close on lots to start Wyndham Preserve in Sanford

    Starlight & Park Square close on lots to start Wyndham Preserve in Sanford

    Starlight Homes and Park Square Homes of Orlando paid a combined $7.19 million earlier this month for 124 lots to start building out the Wyndham Preserve community in Sanford. Work on the sales office and the first few homes has begun, according to Mike Roche, division manager of Starlight Homes...

  • Lennar nears start on new amenity center for Storey Park near Lake Nona

    Lennar nears start on new amenity center for Storey Park near Lake Nona

    Lennar Homes is preparing to start work next month on a new amenity center and swimming pool for its growing Storey Park community near Lake Nona. To be located at 11650 Biography Way, the 6.22-acre parcel could have site work begin in early September for the amenity center, said Brock Nicholas,...

  • Wekiva Capital has land under contract near Winter Park Village, eyes townhomes

    Wekiva Capital has land under contract near Winter Park Village, eyes townhomes

    Winter Park developer Chris Hughes of Wekiva Capital Partners has 1.67 acres under contract for future townhomes in Winter Park within walking distance of three prominent retail centers. The four contiguous parcels lie between Gay Road and Trovillion Court, directly south of the Winter Park Shopping...

  • 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...

  • Blake-Wilder brings land acquisition consultancy model to Orlando market

    Blake-Wilder brings land acquisition consultancy model to Orlando market

    Companies in Greater Orlando have outsourced their legal, engineering and surveying work for decades when it comes to real estate development. Now land acquisition consultancy Blake-Wilder Strategies is two months in to staking its claim as the market's next competitive advantage. Active in eight...

  • Disney closing in on new buyer for Celebration Island Village

    Disney closing in on new buyer for Celebration Island Village

    The Celebration Company (TCC) has a buyer lined up for Island Village, the fifth and final residential village in Disney's master-planned community. The Disney subsidiary began actively marketing the 340-acre site with CBRE in Fall 2016. Located south of the World Drive interchange, Island Village...

  • Sanford Reagan Center owner draws $740k in demo funds, seeks developer

    Sanford Reagan Center owner draws $740k in demo funds, seeks developer

    Owners of the former Flea World property in Sanford have about 110 gross acres still actively marketed for sale, and are considering only buyers for the entirety while they finish installing a master lift station on what was once dubbed "America's Largest Flea Market."  Seminole County Commissioners...

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  • IBI Group seeking new permits for 3,000-home BK Ranch project

    IBI Group seeking new permits for 3,000-home BK Ranch project

    Entitlement specialist IBI Group is rebooting the 948-acre BK Ranch mixed-use project south of Kissimmee with a new round of permit applications. The firm had been seeking a Comprehensive Plan Amendment in 2015 for a Mixed-Use district. At the time the property had a developer on board, GreenPointe...

  • Elevation Development eyeing Osceola site for latest residential project

    Elevation Development eyeing Osceola site for latest residential project

    Orlando-based Elevation Development is eyeing 120 acres west of Lake Tohopekaliga in Osceola County for its latest residential development. Elevation Principal Shaman Foradi met earlier this week with county planners to discuss issues related to access and zoning for the property, which is currently...

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hanover Capital Partners launching new homebuilding division

    Hanover Capital Partners launching new homebuilding division

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

  • Osceola County settles lawsuit with developer over Hanover Lakes project

    Osceola County settles lawsuit with developer over Hanover Lakes project

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

  • Plans filed for new subdivision next to Davenport's Providence golf community

    Plans filed for new subdivision next to Davenport's Providence golf community

    Local developer Prajesh Mohan has a purchase contract on roughly 80 acres on Davenport's Ronald Reagan Parkway next to the Providence golf community, and is in permitting for a 199-lot subdivision. The site, called Tivoli Reserve, was previously approved for a high-density townhouse project, but...

  • Kolter Homes pursues 580-lot active adult community in SE Lake County

    Kolter Homes pursues 580-lot active adult community in SE Lake County

    West Palm Beach-based Kolter Homes is seeking permits for a 580-home “active adult community” within its larger 987-acre Serenoa residential development in southeast Lake County. Under its affiliate VK Avalon Groves LLC, Kolter has county and state approval for a total 1,600 units in what was formerly...

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

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

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

  • New subdivision planned on former St. Cloud Airfield property

    New subdivision planned on former St. Cloud Airfield property

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

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

    Lennar under contract for 30 acres next to ChampionsGate Country Club

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

  • Park Square Homes changing course on Veranda Palms resort development

    Park Square Homes changing course on Veranda Palms resort development

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

  • Meritage ready to move on 2nd phase of Oakmont Reserve in Longwood

    Meritage ready to move on 2nd phase of Oakmont Reserve in Longwood

    Meritage Homes recently paid $2.54 million for 11-plus acres in Longwood, and will start site work in the next few months on the second phase of upscale Oakmont Reserve. The national homebuilder bought the land June 8 from HRD Longwood LLC, a company affiliated with Harney Land & Cattle Co. of...

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

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

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

  • D.R. Horton pays $3M for 33-acre parcel in Ocoee slated for new subdivision

    D.R. Horton pays $3M for 33-acre parcel in Ocoee slated for new subdivision

    Homebuilder D.R. Horton paid $3 million on June 20 for 33 acres in Ocoee, and plans to start construction next month on a 140-lot subdivision. Horton bought the land from an affiliate of IBI Group, which led the project through the city's permitting process. The subdivision, called Oak Trail Reserve,...

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

    Pulte to build next phase of townhomes in Lakeshore at Narcoossee

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

  • Pulte buys 43 lakefront acres near Longwood for 94 luxury-home lots

    Pulte buys 43 lakefront acres near Longwood for 94 luxury-home lots

    Pulte Homes recently closed on 43.6 acres near Lake Brantley and Longwood in Seminole County and plans to have luxury homes ready for sale there by the fall of this year. The Atlanta-based homebuilder paid $10.5 million for the property at 1931 W. Brantley Road, according to a deed signed May 17...

  • Tavistock files PSP for first 4 residential neighborhoods of Sunbridge in Orange

    Tavistock files PSP for first 4 residential neighborhoods of Sunbridge in Orange

    Tavistock Development Company filed a Preliminary Subdivision Plan (PSP) on Wednesday for the first four residential neighborhoods to be developed in the 4,787-acre Orange County portion of its proposed Sunbridge community. This initial phase of Sunbridge, comprised of neighborhoods A through D,...

  • 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...

  • Picerne plans for 108-acre project near Lake Nona, new apts in East Orlando

    Picerne plans for 108-acre project near Lake Nona, new apts in East Orlando

    Altamonte Springs-based Picerne Development Corp. will seek a construction lender in the fourth quarter for its next multifamily project in East Orlando, and is lining up mixed-use plans for 108 acres under contract near Lake Nona, a lead executive with the company told GrowthSpotter.  Picerne...

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  • Haines City Commission approves pair of new residential projects totaling 400+ lots

    Haines City Commission approves pair of new residential projects totaling 400+ lots

    Haines City Commissioners this month approved a pair of rezoning requests for new residential subdivisions that will add more than 400 new home lots to the city. The larger of the two projects is in development by Feltrim Group, the same firm that is in the second phase of Balmoral Resort and is...

  • Winter Park picks bid for 'Blake Yard' infill site, nets extra $25k in process

    Winter Park picks bid for 'Blake Yard' infill site, nets extra $25k in process

    Winter Park city commissioners voted Monday to sell the 0.45-acre "Blake Yard" infill site near its downtown to an affiliate of local developer Dan Bellows, following a third round of bids that netted the city an additional $25,000. Located at 301 W. Comstock Ave. just one-and-a-half blocks from...

  • Osceola staff wants major changes to Tavistock Sunbridge plan

    Osceola staff wants major changes to Tavistock Sunbridge plan

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

  • Homebuilder lined up for 75-acre Apopka lakefront site w/143 lots

    Homebuilder lined up for 75-acre Apopka lakefront site w/143 lots

    Boca Raton-based Equity Investments LLC and Gentry Land Company have a homebuilder ready to close in June on 75-plus acres directly west of the new Florida Hospital Apopka that's slated to open this fall. Named for now as "Vistas at Waters Edge," the 75.24-acre project was given final approval...

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • KB Home launching new subdivisions in Groveland, Winter Haven

    KB Home launching new subdivisions in Groveland, Winter Haven

    KB Home has started construction and will open sales this summer on two new subdivisions in Groveland and Winter Haven.  Lake Lucerne in Winter Haven is a reactivated project that KB had purchased for $9 million in 2005. The 388-lot subdivision is divided into six develoment phases. Jim Reinert,...

  • Buyers & road work being lined up for 126-acre Apopka master-planned community

    Buyers & road work being lined up for 126-acre Apopka master-planned community

    A Tampa-based developer behind the 126-acre, master-planned Avian Pointe community in Apopka has prospective buyers for several of the segments, and could start construction this summer on a new interconnector road.  Initially proposed in 2014, the project was described at the time as Apopka's...

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

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

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

  • Contractors sought to aid mixed-use planning on Narcoossee Road lakefront

    Contractors sought to aid mixed-use planning on Narcoossee Road lakefront

    A Saudi Arabian investor will seek a landscape architect and more in the coming weeks to refine plans for 35 acres on Lake Whippoorwill east of the Lake Nona Landing shopping center, the project's development coordinator told GrowthSpotter.  Paperwork for a Specific Parcel Master Plan was filed...

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  • Rare Builders buys lakefront College Park acre lot for redevelopment

    Rare Builders buys lakefront College Park acre lot for redevelopment

    Altamonte Springs-based custom homebuilder Rare Builders paid $1.4 million in late March for a lakefront acre in College Park, drawn by the prospect of subdividing to redevelop for multiple homes.  Located at 1516 W. Ivanhoe Blvd., the 1.17-acre property currently features a 64-year-old home with...

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

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

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

  • Lennar may expand Storey Lake with former Westgate parcel

    Lennar may expand Storey Lake with former Westgate parcel

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

  • 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. ...

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

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

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

  • Blurock and Intram partner on land for retail center near Mattamy's Randal Park

    Blurock and Intram partner on land for retail center near Mattamy's Randal Park

    Local developers Intram Investments and Blurock Commercial Real Estate are partnering on their fourth retail project together, with land under contract in Southeast Orlando for a shopping center near Mattamy Homes' growing Randal Park community.  Located on the northeast corner of Dowden Road and...

  • Solar-powered neighborhood expanding in the shadow of The Villages

    Solar-powered neighborhood expanding in the shadow of The Villages

    A development of solar-powered homes in the shadow of The Villages in Lady Lake is growing, fueled by customer interest in energy-efficient homes with solar panels that cut their electric bills to almost nothing. Green Key Village developer and builder Greg Thomas and his wife, Kim Thomas, of MainSail...

  • Osceola halts lakefront development despite permits, approves moratorium

    Osceola halts lakefront development despite permits, approves moratorium

    Under clear threat of litigation, Osceola County Commissioners voted Monday to reject a development agreement for 543 lakefront homes on Alligator Lake, despite the developer having approved permits and dramatically altering the project in response to environmental concerns on the Alligator Chain...

  • Local CRE financing consultant & GC partner redevelop lots in Delaney Park

    Local CRE financing consultant & GC partner redevelop lots in Delaney Park

    A local real estate financing consultant and general contractor are partnering on property redevelopment in Downtown Orlando, focused on single-family homes in the coveted Delaney Park neighborhood. Todd Cohen, a commercial mortgage broker and principal at Cohen Real Estate Capital, and partners...

  • 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...

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  • Lennar files preliminary plan for more than 800 homes at ChampionsGate

    Lennar files preliminary plan for more than 800 homes at ChampionsGate

    Lennar representatives will meet with Oscoela County planners Wednesday to begin discussions for the next phase in ChampionsGate comprising approximately 821 new homes and condos. The Four Corners community is approved for more than 3,000 homes. The homebuilder has filed conceptual plans for a...

  • Osceola Commissioner: Moratorium ordinance will change before March 20

    Osceola Commissioner: Moratorium ordinance will change before March 20

    Osceola County Commissioner Fred Hawkins Jr. told GrowthSpotter on Wednesday he expects a major rewrite of a controversial building moratorium ordinance around the Alligator Chain of Lakes before it reaches the board on March 20. Hawkins said the draft ordinance that was slated to halt new construction...

  • KB Home buys land in East Narcoossee for new subdivision

    KB Home buys land in East Narcoossee for new subdivision

    Another national homebuilder is putting down stakes in the East Narcoossee community with a $2.1 million land acquisition at the corner of Zuni and Jack Brack roads. Jim Reinert, vice president of land for KB Home in Central Florida, told GrowthSpotter the homebuilder bought the 18-plus acres fully...

  • Mortgage broker preps lakefront site near Ocoee for entry-level townhomes

    Mortgage broker preps lakefront site near Ocoee for entry-level townhomes

    A veteran local mortgage broker has a lakefront acre near Ocoee with plans for townhomes priced toward first-time buyers, and will seek county approvals and a general contractor in the coming months. Located at 803 Pahoa St., the 1.05-acre parcel faces Lake Sherwood, and lies northeast of the intersection...

  • Royal Oak Homes buys up lot inventory in Magic Landings for $1.33M

    Royal Oak Homes buys up lot inventory in Magic Landings for $1.33M

    Royal Oak Homes paid $1.33 million last week to buy all 28 undeveloped lots in Magic Landings, a gated community right next door to the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center at NeoCity. President Stephen Orosz told GrowthSpotter that Royal Oak zeroed in on the neighborhood because of its...

  • Meritage & Greystar under contract for parts of Grenada land in Dr. Phillips

    Meritage & Greystar under contract for parts of Grenada land in Dr. Phillips

    A national homebuilder and multifamily developer have emerged as contracted buyers for about 56 of 85 acres along Turkey Lake Road that are considered one of the last large infill opportunities in the Dr. Phillips housing submarket. Based southwest of the intersection of Sand Lake and Turkey Lake...

  • Sun Terra in talks with Meritage Homes for San Pedro land

    Sun Terra in talks with Meritage Homes for San Pedro land

    Eco-friendly builder Meritage Homes has been named as possible developer or exclusive homebuilder for a new 700-home community planned on the 200-acre San Pedro Center land previously owned by the Catholic Diocese of Orlando. Sun Terra Communities, backed by New York private equity firm JEN Partners...

  • CalAtlantic Group scoops up more lots in St. Cloud's Narcoossee corridor

    CalAtlantic Group scoops up more lots in St. Cloud's Narcoossee corridor

    CalAtlantic Group continues to be bullish on St. Cloud. Last week the homebuilder paid $6.3 million for the 106-lot Phase 1 of Sunset Groves, part of an 84-acre subdivision on Zuni Road in the Narcoossee community. The 288-lot development received site plan approval in 2014. Robert Godwin's EHRG...

  • Kissimmee broker introducing new 'smart' homes near research park

    Kissimmee broker introducing new 'smart' homes near research park

    Kissimmee real estate broker Aamir Khan is introducing a new "smart home" concept on Neptune Road, at the halfway point between the city's new SunRail station and Osceola County's high tech research park, NeoCity. Khan bought four contiguous lots on Neptune Road and Lakeview Avenue in 2015 for...

  • Orlando aims to reduce regulatory barrier to Parramore housing redevelopment

    Orlando aims to reduce regulatory barrier to Parramore housing redevelopment

    City of Orlando planners want to add flexibility to a key development standard in the Parramore neighborhood that could make it easier to redevelop lots for single-family homes.  "This will reduce regulatory barriers to developers," chief planning manager Paul S. Lewis told GrowthSpotter. "Residents...

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