Single-Family Residential Developments

  • Osceola delays vote on solar mandate for new home construction

    Osceola delays vote on solar mandate for new home construction

    Osceola County Commissioners have postponed a vote on new energy efficiency building policy that would mandate installation of solar panels on all new homes and major residential remodels. County spokesman Mark Pino told GrowthSpotter the item was pulled from next Monday's meeting agenda. This...

  • Winter Park developers look to entitle well-placed parcel in Horizon West Village H

    Winter Park developers look to entitle well-placed parcel in Horizon West Village H

    Two principals behind Winter Park-based developer Titan Properties are preparing to entitle a prime pocket of land in Horizon West's Village H, just as the residential development wave heads their way.  Located at 10553 Avalon Road on the southeast corner with Flamingo Crossings Boulevard, the...

  • 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...

  • Apopka's New Errol developer begins clearing golf course, seeks subcontractors

    Apopka's New Errol developer begins clearing golf course, seeks subcontractors

    Celebration-based Signature H Property Group has begun clearing parts of the 400-acre Apopka Golf and Tennis Club at Errol Estates and is seeking subcontractors in advance of a July mass grading start. Final approvals were granted on April 11 by Apopka's City Council for a rezoning, Master Plan...

  • 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...

  • Developer works around approval roadblock for TOD project near Sand Lake SunRail

    Developer works around approval roadblock for TOD project near Sand Lake SunRail

    An affiliate of Aventura-based Master Real Estate will pursue mass grading of its 18-acre site near the Sand Lake Road SunRail station while it works out parking problems for a mixed-use Development Plan. Located at 7803 S. Orange Ave., the property includes 18 gross acres across multiple parcels,...

  • 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...

  • Ocoee considers unsolicited homebuilder offer to buy public land for new townhomes

    Ocoee considers unsolicited homebuilder offer to buy public land for new townhomes

    Beazer Homes is pursuing vacant public land in Ocoee, making an unsolicited purchase offer that falls below a 2015 appraisal, which City Commissioners will consider at a meeting next week.  The homebuilder's Orlando division has offered $960,000 to the city for approximately 8.5 acres, which is...

  • 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...

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  • Former condemned W192 hotel now a showpiece after $8M renovation

    Former condemned W192 hotel now a showpiece after $8M renovation

    It's been two weeks since the Hawthorn Suites Kissimmee Gateway opened, and General Manager Pauli Perera stepped out of the newly constructed lobby Friday to announce that the extended-stay hotel is fully booked. To grasp the significance of that statement, you'd have to know that a year and half...

  • 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...

  • Developer behind Apopka's Errol golf course redevelopment earns key approval

    Developer behind Apopka's Errol golf course redevelopment earns key approval

    Celebration-based Signature H Property Group earned a key City Council approval on Tuesday night in Apopka to redevelop parts of the 400-acre Apopka Golf and Tennis Club at Errol Estates, and remains on pace to break ground in the fourth quarter on Phase 1 buildings and golf course renovation. ...

  • Lennar Homes eyeing another 156 acres next to ChampionsGate Country Club

    Lennar Homes eyeing another 156 acres next to ChampionsGate Country Club

    Lennar Homes could be adding more land to its vast holdings in the ChampionsGate area for another major expansion of the golf resort and vacation home community. The homebuilder and its development team are scheduled to meet with Osceola County's Development Review Committee next week to discuss...

  • Tampa homebuilder to resurrect defunct Four Corners vacation home community

    Tampa homebuilder to resurrect defunct Four Corners vacation home community

    Tampa-based Bering Homes is looking to breathe new life into the former Tierra Del Sol Resort, a Four Corners-area vacation home community that stalled after the original developer went bankrupt. Bering President Chad O'Brien has applied for a major modification to the 10-year-old Planned Development...

  • Osceola extends deadline for new home permits to avoid mobility fee hike

    Osceola extends deadline for new home permits to avoid mobility fee hike

    Osceola County has extended the deadline to April 20 for homebuilders to file building permits and still avoid the 89 percent mobility fee hike. The new mobility fees go into effect May 1, raising the fees for a single-family home from $4,585 to $8,688. The county's planning staff had previously...

  • 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...

  • Eyesore lakefront mobile home park in Eustis under contract for redevelopment

    Eyesore lakefront mobile home park in Eustis under contract for redevelopment

    For years, the city of Eustis has had Sharp’s Mobile Home park in downtown in its crosshairs for redevelopment. But residents of the unsightly mobile home community with a spectacular lake view balked at the loss of their homes. Now the mobile home park is on its way out, as a group of local investors...

  • Pulte buys lakefront land in St. Cloud approved for 329 homes

    Pulte buys lakefront land in St. Cloud approved for 329 homes

    Pulte Homes paid $6 million on Thursday for 127 acres just east of St. Cloud on the Alligator Chain of Lakes, with plans to start construction this year on a new 329-home subdivision. The homebuilder will pay an additional $6,079 to the seller at the sale of each completed home, which will bring...

  • Local JV developers & Mattamy close on Randal Park land for new homes, retail

    Local JV developers & Mattamy close on Randal Park land for new homes, retail

    Two local developers and Mattamy Homes paid a combined $5.85 million on Tuesday for 33.5 acres in the growing Randal Park community near Lake Nona, with mass grading to start in the coming quarter for future townhomes and a neighborhood shopping center. Located on the northeast corner of Dowden...

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  • Sun Terra redesigns next major phases of Osceola's Harmony community

    Sun Terra redesigns next major phases of Osceola's Harmony community

    Sun Terra Communities has filed new Preliminary Subdivision Plans for the next phases of Harmony, a sprawling golf community in east Osceola County with two private lakes and its own town center. The Oviedo-based land banker and developer bought the master-planned community last year from Starwood...

  • Single-family and apartment plans progress for massive Hills of Minneola

    Single-family and apartment plans progress for massive Hills of Minneola

    It has been decades since the fierce 1980s freezes killed Family Dynamics Land Company's 1,840 acres of orange groves in rural Lake County. But in the past two months, the Leesburg family-owned business has taken key steps with developers for the land that takes up a good swath of Minneola. “I...

  • Avalon Park Group preps initial home lots for mixed-use lakeside project in Tavares

    Avalon Park Group preps initial home lots for mixed-use lakeside project in Tavares

    Avalon Park Group is making progress with plans to build 1,000-plus homes and a mixed-use community in Tavares around Lake Hermosa, a smaller version of its successful Avalon Park community in east Orlando.  Following the filing of a conceptual development plan in August 2016 with the city for...

  • Entitlements & infrastructure sought for 75 acres south of Orlando airport

    Entitlements & infrastructure sought for 75 acres south of Orlando airport

    Maitland-based developer Ralph Singleton is reviving plans for new entitlements and infrastructure on 75 acres south of Orlando International Airport, in step with Orange County's expansion of a key thoroughfare.  Located at 14700 and 14730 Boggy Creek Road, just south of the S.R. 417 interchange,...

  • Avex Homes preps Apopka equestrian land near S.R. 429 for new subdivision

    Avex Homes preps Apopka equestrian land near S.R. 429 for new subdivision

    Developer Avalon Park Group's affiliate Avex Homes has a 20-acre horse training property in Apopka under contract with plans for 52 large lots, drawn to market growth around the S.R. 429 extension. Located at 359 W. Lester Road, it less than four miles northeast of the S.R. 429 interchange with...

  • Lennar to operate two Orlando divisions after merging with CalAtlantic

    Lennar to operate two Orlando divisions after merging with CalAtlantic

    With the merger now complete, Lennar and CalAtlantic are combining their massive Orlando-area homebuilding operations into one company with two divisions, a lead executive with the company told GrowthSpotter on Tuesday.   "Since the merged company in Orlando is large, there will be two divisions...

  • Tavistock pursues mixed-use entitlements for 43 acres near Windermere

    Tavistock pursues mixed-use entitlements for 43 acres near Windermere

    Tavistock Development Company is refining plans for a new 43-acre mixed-use development at one of the unofficial gateways to Windermere.  Through affiliates, the developer has long owned the property at the northwest corner of Conroy Windermere and S. Apopka Vineland roads, set on the eastern edge...

  • 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...

  • Picerne to close on East Orlando site, updates plan for 108 acres near Lake Nona

    Picerne to close on East Orlando site, updates plan for 108 acres near Lake Nona

    Altamonte Springs-based Picerne Development Corp. should close this week and break ground on 17 acres in East Orlando for its next local multifamily project, and is on pace for a May closing and start for 108 acres of mixed-use development near Lake Nona. The developer is fully permitted and set...

  • 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,...

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  • New $1M+ townhome infill project prepped with five-story views of Lake Eola

    New $1M+ townhome infill project prepped with five-story views of Lake Eola

    Local developer Mark Kinchla could start pre-sale marketing this month on another luxury townhome infill project in downtown Orlando, confident that unobstructed views of Lake Eola will command more than $1 million per unit. Standing five stories and dubbed the "Fountain VU 5," the planned five...

  • 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...

  • Leesburg approves rezoning of 2,631 acres for The Villages w/developer's agreement

    Leesburg approves rezoning of 2,631 acres for The Villages w/developer's agreement

    Leesburg Commissioners voted Monday night to give initial approval for a new development of The Villages in its city limits, approving Age-Restricted Development (ARD) zoning for 2,631 acres near the Florida Turnpike. Commissioners also approved a development agreement between the city and The Villages...

  • 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...

  • Mix of modern townhomes, commercial condos planned at FL Turnpike in Ocoee

    Mix of modern townhomes, commercial condos planned at FL Turnpike in Ocoee

    A Brazilian contractor and real estate investor has a heavily trafficked site under contract in central Ocoee, with plans for a mixed-use, energy-efficient townhome and commercial condo development. Located at the southwest corner of Maguire Road and the Florida Turnpike, the 16.92-acre assemblage...

  • Osceola County sets permit deadlines to avoid spike in mobility fees

    Osceola County sets permit deadlines to avoid spike in mobility fees

    Developers and builders have two months to submit their plans to Osceola County if they want to avoid paying higher mobility fees after May 1.  Community Development Administrator Dave Tomek released a policy determination on Tuesday that guarantees the county would honor the current fee rate for...

  • Local homebuilder makes Horizon West market entry w/townhome-heavy plans

    Local homebuilder makes Horizon West market entry w/townhome-heavy plans

    Orlando-based homebuilder Park Square Homes is preparing its entry to the Horizon West submarket, paying $3.5 million in December for 165 acres where it plans a new townhome-heavy subdivision. Located at 8498 Seidel Road, east of the 13th green at the Orange County National Golf Course, the property...

  • New housing phases, key road extension on tap for Lake Nona's Laureate Park in 2018

    New housing phases, key road extension on tap for Lake Nona's Laureate Park in 2018

    Tavistock Development Company is preparing key steps in new infrastructure and residential development for its Laureate Park neighborhood in Lake Nona, following a record year for home sales there in 2017. Laureate Park is Lake Nona's largest and fastest growing neighborhood, and should have close...

  • 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...

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  • Sun Terra sells Harmony town center retail and golf course for $7M

    Sun Terra sells Harmony town center retail and golf course for $7M

    Sun Terra Communities has divested of another swath of property in the Harmony master-planned community east of St. Cloud, selling the community's golf course, town center and undeveloped retail land for a combined $7 million. "It benefits us because we really want to focus on Harmony West and...

  • Cawthon to prep 67 acres in Apopka near 429 interchange for homebuilders

    Cawthon to prep 67 acres in Apopka near 429 interchange for homebuilders

    An affiliate of Windermere-based FHC Development paid $1.75 million on Thursday for 67 acres in Apopka, where the developer plans to market the site to homebuilders drawn to a burgeoning highway interchange.  Located on the east side of Orange Blossom Trail (U.S. 441), the property lies 1.5 miles...

  • Mattamy Homes files plans for 2nd & 3rd phases of Starwood land in SE Orlando

    Mattamy Homes files plans for 2nd & 3rd phases of Starwood land in SE Orlando

    Mattamy Homes is preparing plans for the next two phases of homes for its newly-branded "Meridian Park" community, as exclusive builder on the 2,560-acre Starwood property north of Lake Nona. The Canada-based homebuilder filed a Specific Parcel Master Plan with the city of Orlando for the next...

  • 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)....

  • Tavistock files new plans for dense, urban mixed-use district in Lake Nona

    Tavistock files new plans for dense, urban mixed-use district in Lake Nona

    Tavistock Development Company filed plans Thursday for a new mixed-use district covering more than 158 acres in Lake Nona, with a web of interconnected streets to guide urban-style development east of the Lake Nona Town Center, and a new medical office building to kick it off.  GrowthSpotter first...

  • 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...

  • Fusilier Realty leads development effort for 26 estate lots on Lake Hart

    Fusilier Realty leads development effort for 26 estate lots on Lake Hart

    The owners of prime lakefront property east of Lake Nona are trying to prepare it for development as increasingly rare estate lots, but face a Land Use Plan challenge ahead. Located three miles southeast of the North Shore Golf Club and six miles from Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, the 61.39-acre...

  • 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...

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  • Unicorp buys land for Ritz-Carlton Residences project, picks listing broker

    Unicorp buys land for Ritz-Carlton Residences project, picks listing broker

    An affiliate of Unicorp National Developments' president Chuck Whittall paid $3 million on Tuesday for land within The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes resort property, where he's been pegged to build 37 Ritz-Carlton Residence luxury homes in 2018 with prices to start at $2 million. GrowthSpotter first...

  • 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...

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  • 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,"...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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