Single-Family Residential Developments

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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,...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • CalAtlantic pays $11.2M to expand position in St. Cloud at Whaley's Creek

    CalAtlantic pays $11.2M to expand position in St. Cloud at Whaley's Creek

    As CalAtlantic Group nears the final buildout of its popular Esprit community in St. Cloud, the homebuilder paid $11.2 million on Tuesday to remain in the neighborhood. The company bought out Phase 2 of Whaley's Creek, 216 lots of a 499-home subdivision on Canoe Creek Road directly across from...

  • Lake Nona opens Somerset Park for home sales

    Lake Nona opens Somerset Park for home sales

    Lake Nona is continuing its expansion by holding the grand opening to show off models in a residential neighborhood that will have 325 homes when complete. The community, Somerset Park, builds on the roughly 3,500 residences that have been constructed at Tavistock Development's Lake Nona property...

  • Pulte wants more Lake Nona presence

    Pulte wants more Lake Nona presence

    A fortuitous choice in 2004 led to Pulte being a significant force at Lake Nona, and the homebuilder isn't done yet. Pulte, a little over a decade ago, bought 490 acres next to Lake Nona Golf and Country Club for $34 million from a subsidiary of Tavistock, the area's prime developer, before anything...

  • Mattamy Homes launches new vacation home project and next phase of Tapestry

    Mattamy Homes launches new vacation home project and next phase of Tapestry

    Mattamy Homes USA is gearing up for the next phase of Tapestry, a 1,031-home gated community in Kissimmee. The Canada-based homebuilder this week filed mass grading plans for the four remaining phases of the 243-acre project. Mattamy also filed construction plans for Phases 3 and 4, which should...

  • Pulte to launch new residential developments near Longwood, Lake Mary

    Pulte to launch new residential developments near Longwood, Lake Mary

    Pulte Homes will continue to expand its presence in strategic pockets of Seminole County this year with groundbreakings coming on two residential developments. Lake Emma Sound, a 78-home development at the southwest corner of Anderson Lane and Rinehart Road, received Planned Unit Development approval...

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  • FHC Development expanding residential project south of St. Cloud

    FHC Development expanding residential project south of St. Cloud

    FHC Development will more than double the size of its proposed Deer Run Estates subdivision south of St. Cloud this year when the developer closes on a 34-acre parcel fronting Hickory Tree Road, CEO Frank Cawthon told GrowthSpotter. The parcel is directly across from a planned 545-home Buena Lago...

  • Developer prepares 75 acres near Lake Apopka for single-family, seeks buyers

    Developer prepares 75 acres near Lake Apopka for single-family, seeks buyers

    Boca Raton-based Equity Investments LLC is considering whether to develop the infrastructure on 75-plus acres near Lake Apopka itself this year and manage individual lot sales, or find a homebuilder to buy the entire project, a managing member of the company told GrowthSpotter.  The developer filed...

  • Pulte Homes launching two new subdivisions in NE Osceola

    Pulte Homes launching two new subdivisions in NE Osceola

    A year after Pulte Homes nixed plans for an upscale, marina development on East Lake Tohopekaliga, the homebuilder has a contract to buy and develop 70 acres just down the road from the original site. It's one of two new subdivisions the homebuilder plans to launch in Osceola County by the second...

  • Floriday plans 95-lot subdivision across from Poitras on Boggy Creek Road

    Floriday plans 95-lot subdivision across from Poitras on Boggy Creek Road

    Floriday Properties, a land development division of June Engineering Consultants, is seeking approvals for a 95-lot subdivision on Boggy Creek Road west of Narcoossee Road. Company president Randy June has contracts to buy five single-family homes to create the 19-acre assemblage just south of...

  • Feltrim Group moving forward with plans for Ronaldo R9 Academy in Haines City

    Feltrim Group moving forward with plans for Ronaldo R9 Academy in Haines City

    Feltrim Group CEO Garrett Kenny has filed construction plans for the Orlando area's second Ronaldo R9 Soccer Academy at the main entrance to his Balmoral at Water's Edge resort in Haines City. GrowthSpotter first reported last March that Kenny had purchased one of five franchises slated for Florida...

  • City to approve Tavistock for purchase & development of Poitras land near OIA

    City to approve Tavistock for purchase & development of Poitras land near OIA

    Orlando's City Council is expected to approve this Wednesday land purchase, development and management agreements with Tavistock Development Company for more than 1,800 acres south of Orlando International Airport.  **Update** City Council approved the GOAA land sale on Wednesday, pending agreement...

  • Mattamy Homes inks deal to be exclusive developer for Starwood

    Mattamy Homes inks deal to be exclusive developer for Starwood

    Mattamy Homes USA is embarking on its largest residential project to date - announcing Monday it will be the exclusive builder in Starwood, a 2,560-acre community just north of Lake Nona. Alex Martin, Mattamy's Orlando Division president, told GrowthSpotter the Canada-based builder has formed a...

  • CalAtlantic finalizing master plan for Winter Springs' Tuskawilla Crossings

    CalAtlantic finalizing master plan for Winter Springs' Tuskawilla Crossings

    CalAtlantic Homes is in the final planning stages for Tuskawilla Crossings, a 379-home subdivision straddling the Cross Seminole Trail in Winter Springs. The developer, formerly known as Standard Pacific, bought the 133-acre site in 2015 for $17.1 million. It's located just west of the S.R. 417...

  • Meritage Homes to expand Osceola offerings with lot takedown in Harmony

    Meritage Homes to expand Osceola offerings with lot takedown in Harmony

    Eco-friendly homebuilder Meritage Homes paid $3.35 million on Dec. 30 for a 67-lot takedown in Harmony, a master-planned golf community east of St. Cloud. The acquisition is part of a strategy by Meritage to expand its footprint in Osceola County, Marketing Manager Polly Heard told GrowthSpotter. ...

  • Park Square Homes locks down land for pair of Sawgrass Plantation communities

    Park Square Homes locks down land for pair of Sawgrass Plantation communities

    Park Square Homes will break ground in early January on a pair of residential projects in south Orange County's Sawgrass Plantation. The fast-growing homebuilder paid $5.9 million for the last two undeveloped parcels in the master-planned community. The builder closed earlier this week on a 54-acre...

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  • Starwood planning next phase of Harmony West expansion

    Starwood planning next phase of Harmony West expansion

    Starwood Land has filed a preliminary subdivision plan (PSP) for another 962 residential units in Harmony West, an 11,000-acre master-planned community in Osceola County. The filing by VHB represents the second phase of the community's western expansion. Starwood has already begun prepping Phase...

  • St. Cloud annexes site for 100-unit luxury duplex development

    St. Cloud annexes site for 100-unit luxury duplex development

    The St. Cloud City Council approved earlier this month an annexation and rezoning of a 19-acre parcel slated for 50 high-end duplexes.  Gentry Land Company's Oaktree Pointe Villas was approved on Dec. 8, despite objections from some residents and a few council members that it wasn't appropriate...

  • Avex Homes starts new townhome development on Seminole’s Lake Wildmere

    Avex Homes starts new townhome development on Seminole’s Lake Wildmere

    Developer Avex Homes has started construction on a $5 million first phase of townhomes fronting Seminole County's Lake Wildmere, and has a closing set for early January on more than 100 lots in south Osceola County.  Located at 640 E. State Road 434 in Longwood, the Reserve at Lake Wildmere will...

  • Osceola's BK Ranch preps for mid-2017 construction with new developer

    Osceola's BK Ranch preps for mid-2017 construction with new developer

    Entitlement specialist IBI Group will file permits this month to establish a mixed-use district on the 961-acre BK Ranch in Osceola's Four Corners community. IBI's Richard Wohlfarth last week filed an application with the South Florida Water Management District for mass grading of the project,...

  • Bellavista Building Group considers site for townhomes east of tourism corridor

    Bellavista Building Group considers site for townhomes east of tourism corridor

    A development affiliate of Maitland-based Bellavista Building Group has nearly 8 acres under contract south of the Grande Lakes Resort property on S. John Young Parkway, with prospects for 60 townhomes that would complete a condominium complex stalled during the recession. The project would occupy...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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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