Seminole County Developments

  • Seminole County seeks P3 proposals to redevelop, expand Five Points Complex

    Seminole County seeks P3 proposals to redevelop, expand Five Points Complex

    Seminole County is seeking proposals for design and construction of a redeveloped Five Points Operations Complex to consolidate county offices, according to a Public-Private Partnership (P3) bid opportunity issued this week.  The public solicitation effort follows an unsolicited bid and proposal...

  • Local builder plans new HQ office in Oviedo for 13-acre light industrial park

    Local builder plans new HQ office in Oviedo for 13-acre light industrial park

    Chuluota-based Southern Development & Construction is in the process of building out 13 acres of land in Oviedo for a mixed-use commercial center, with one headquarters relocation already in the works.  To be named Oviedo Commercial Center and located off Connection Point west of S.R. 426, plans...

  • Orlando Health updates plans, long-term expansion for Lake Mary medical complex

    Orlando Health updates plans, long-term expansion for Lake Mary medical complex

    Orlando Health is updating plans for a 30.8-acre medical complex on Rinehart Road in Lake Mary, with a new phased site plan featuring expansion options like a six-story hospital tower which weren't included when the project was announced last May. The first phase of construction now includes two...

  • Seminole Schools seeks CMAR for $2.65M renovation job on 9th Grade Center

    Seminole Schools seeks CMAR for $2.65M renovation job on 9th Grade Center

    Seminole County Public Schools is seeking a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for the renovation and remodeling of Seminole High School's 9th Grade Center, with a budget of $2.65 million, according to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued this week.  Formerly known as Millennium Middle School...

  • Providence One Partners to build new HQ office in Colonial TownPark

    Providence One Partners to build new HQ office in Colonial TownPark

    One of the original developers of Colonial TownPark in Lake Mary has acquired the last vacant parcel and plans to start construction in March on a new 10,000-square-foot office building. Providence One Partners purchased the 0.9-acre lot in August and is awaiting final permit approvals from Seminole...

  • Equinox sells Oviedo Point strip center to Dallas-based investors

    Equinox sells Oviedo Point strip center to Dallas-based investors

    One year after starting vertical construction on a multi-tenant strip center in its Oviedo Point development, Equinox Development Properties has sold the center to Dallas-based Crow Holdings Capital Real Estate. Equinox, through affiliate company Oviedo Point Investors LLC, sold the two-acre shopping...

  • Lincoln Avenue Capital pursues tax-exempt bonds to renovate Sanford apartments

    Lincoln Avenue Capital pursues tax-exempt bonds to renovate Sanford apartments

    New York-based low-income housing developer Lincoln Avenue Capital is pursuing $23.5 million in tax-exempt bonds for rehabilitation of the Logan Heights Apartments in Sanford. Located at 1000 Logan Heights Circle, the 22.2-acre property features 360 multifamily units spread across 15 two-story...

  • Two new hotels fronting Sanford I-4 intersection near county approval

    Two new hotels fronting Sanford I-4 intersection near county approval

    Plans for two new hotels near Sanford that were announced 20 months ago are back on track, according to one of the developers. Local hotelier Jayesh Patel said he is nearing approval from Seminole County to build a 120-room Holiday Inn Express and an 86-room Home2 Suites by Hilton at 4750 West...

  • Local developer buys Lake Mary office park with plans to double footprint

    Local developer buys Lake Mary office park with plans to double footprint

    Lake Mary-based real estate investment and development firm DIX Developments LLC recently paid $1.775 million for the Ciara Creek Executive Centre, with plans to double its size in the next year.  CEO James Dicks said he will spruce up the 1.63-acre office park and its four existing buildings on...

  • Tampa-based investors pay $35M for Lake Mary apartments near SunRail

    Tampa-based investors pay $35M for Lake Mary apartments near SunRail

    Tampa-based Robbins Property Associates recently paid $35.35 million for the 200-unit Station House Apartments, a transit-oriented development built just two years ago in Lake Mary. Robbins purchased the complex from Winter Park-based Epoch Residential, according to a deed signed Nov. 16 and recorded...

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  • Developer planning office bldg conversion to ALF will add new memory care facility

    Developer planning office bldg conversion to ALF will add new memory care facility

    A Winter Park developer that announced plans in May to convert an office park in Seminole County into an assisted living facility has broadened their concept to now include memory care, and new construction. Estapona Senior Living LLC paid $2.7 million in May for an office park at 7255 Estapona...

  • Attorney Mark Nation preps first phase of downtown Sanford redevelopment

    Attorney Mark Nation preps first phase of downtown Sanford redevelopment

    Mark Nation is best known for his day job as a prominent Central Florida attorney, but it's his side gig that's drawing interest and financial support from the city of Sanford. GrowthSpotter first reported in January that Nation had purchased a mostly vacant 1.5-acre city block in downtown Sanford,...

  • Sanford Airport Authority to chart plan for hotel development by December

    Sanford Airport Authority to chart plan for hotel development by December

    The Sanford Airport Authority (SAA) should decide in December how to move forward with bringing a hotel to property near the entrance to Orlando Sanford International Airport, after it terminated a contract earlier this year with a private developer for failure to perform. The primary questions...

  • Local developer plans 30k SF of new warehouse space in Sanford

    Local developer plans 30k SF of new warehouse space in Sanford

    Winter Park-based DeMabry Holdings Inc., a land acquisition and development firm headed by Gino Della Cava, is planning two new warehouse buildings in the Aero Lane Industrial Park in east Sanford. Della Cava, also president of local general contractor ACS Construction, told GrowthSpotter on Wednesday...

  • 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,...

  • Orlando developer plans small retail & apts building in downtown Sanford

    Orlando developer plans small retail & apts building in downtown Sanford

    Sanford's Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency has awarded a $50,000 construction grant to an Orlando developer pitching new mixed-use multifamily in the city's urban core. The three-story development would include 14 one-bedroom apartments on the top two floors and 2,200 square feet of retail...

  • Sanford developers switch plan from multifamily to hotel for downtown site

    Sanford developers switch plan from multifamily to hotel for downtown site

    A local firm that originally planned to build 100 apartments in downtown Sanford is switching gears, proposing a new Choice Hotels-branded development on the site.  Located at 200 W. 1st St. two blocks west of the heart of downtown Sanford, the three-story hotel would have 60 to 75 rooms, with...

  • Miami-based medical office investors buy first Orlando-area asset in Longwood

    Miami-based medical office investors buy first Orlando-area asset in Longwood

    PrimeMed Realty, a Miami-based real estate investment firm that started business this year, recently made its first Central Florida acquisition in Longwood and is pursuing more. The company paid $4.15 million for the former ProMed Center, a medical office building at 225 West S.R. 434, according...

  • Altamonte Springs seeks GC for $15M public park redevelopment project

    Altamonte Springs seeks GC for $15M public park redevelopment project

    The city of Altamonte Springs is looking for a general contractor to lead the demolition and new construction of its Westmonte Park, billed as a $15 million redevelopment project, according to an Invitation to Bid (ITB) issued on Tuesday. The project involves the construction of approximately 27,100...

  • 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,...

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  • Seminole County seeks CMAR for year-long renovation of Lake Brantley High

    Seminole County seeks CMAR for year-long renovation of Lake Brantley High

    Seminole County Public Schools is seeking a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for extensive renovation and remodeling at Lake Brantley High School, according to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued Sunday. Located at 991 Sand Lake Road in Altamonte Springs, the school's scope of work will...

  • Robust building demand prompts RLH Construction to plan new HQ in Oviedo

    Robust building demand prompts RLH Construction to plan new HQ in Oviedo

    The thriving local building industry has spurred Oviedo-based RLH Construction to expand into a new headquarters and storage area planned on Oviedo's West S.R. 426, just northwest of James Drive. The company’s business has grown so much that RLH has had to lease space in addition to their present...

  • Family developer seeks GC for site work on 67-acre light industrial park in Sanford

    Family developer seeks GC for site work on 67-acre light industrial park in Sanford

    A family owner and developer of 67 acres of pasture land in northeast Sanford expects to start horizontal site work by December for a light industrial park, and is seeking general contractor bids for the phased work. Based at 475 N. Cedar Road, the property lies north of Narcissus Avenue, south...

  • Local developer plans new luxury home subdivision near Tuscawilla & Oviedo

    Local developer plans new luxury home subdivision near Tuscawilla & Oviedo

    Planning is underway for the Estates at Wellington, a new luxury home subdivision in Seminole County just east of the Central Florida Greenway, at the corner of Mikler Road and Token Trail. Residential developer Jim Mehta said work should begin early next year on the 24-lot development on 36.8...

  • Sky Powersports plans new Sanford dealership, fourth in Cen Fla

    Sky Powersports plans new Sanford dealership, fourth in Cen Fla

    Sky Powersports, a motorcycle, ATV and personal watercraft dealer, has chosen Sanford as the site for its fourth store in Central Florida. The company is targeting a vacant 3.22-acre parcel at the northwest corner of S.R. 46 and N. White Cedar Road. Sky Powersports bought the property for $770,000...

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  • Developer preps new light industrial bldgs in Rand Yard Commerce Center

    Developer preps new light industrial bldgs in Rand Yard Commerce Center

    Ocala-based DL Fox Properties LP has a 24,500-square-foot building under construction in Sanford’s Rand Yard Commerce Center, and two more on the way later this year. A spokesman for president Dan Fox said the company started erecting steel this week for the building in Rand Yard West, the western...

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

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

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

  • Action Church pays $1.17M for former private school property in Sanford

    Action Church pays $1.17M for former private school property in Sanford

    Action Church paid for $1.17 million earlier this month for its third church site in Seminole County, buying the former City Church Academy in Sanford.  The former private church school at 650 E. Airport Blvd. will give Action Church will be the first property owned by the church, which until now...

  • 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...

  • Casselberry construction firm plans HQ office for new mixed-use bldg

    Casselberry construction firm plans HQ office for new mixed-use bldg

    Local general contractor Axios Construction Services plans to demolish its current headquarters in Casselberry and build a new home for the company in a new multi-level, mixed-use development. Currently located at 2905 Lakeview Dr., company founders Rami and Rida Sadrack have laid the groundwork...

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  • Orlando-based senior living firm preps memory care facility site in Longwood

    Orlando-based senior living firm preps memory care facility site in Longwood

    CERTUS Senior Living plans to begin construction in late summer on a 64-unit memory care community near Longwood. The 43,326-square-foot facility will be built on 4.4 acres at the southwest corner of EE Williamson Road and Interstate 4 in unincorporated Seminole County. It will be one of four memory...

  • Seminole State College seeks construction manager for Gould Bldg renovation

    Seminole State College seeks construction manager for Gould Bldg renovation

    Seminole State College of Florida is seeking a construction manager to help renovate an office building that came with 10 acres in Longwood it received as a donation in February 2016, according to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) published Monday.  Located at 1333 N. U.S. 17-92, the Gould Building...

  • Wekiva Capital Partners plans retail for busy Longwood intersection

    Wekiva Capital Partners plans retail for busy Longwood intersection

    A Winter Park-based commercial real estate firm plans to buy a 2-acre parcel at a busy Longwood intersection, and is looking for retail tenants to occupy one or more pads to be developed. Wekiva Capital Partners, formed in 2014, is under contract to buy property at the southwest corner of N. Ronald...

  • 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...

  • Cheesecake supplier plans expansion after striking deal with Sanford

    Cheesecake supplier plans expansion after striking deal with Sanford

    A national dessert manufacturer based in Sanford is moving forward with expansion plans after city leaders agreed to sell about an acre of land near a retention pond. The agreement will keep the company, The Father's Table LLC, in the city. Sanford City Commissioners on May 22 declared a 55-foot-by-771...

  • Fishing rod supplier plans expansion in Seminole, to seek engineer & GC

    Fishing rod supplier plans expansion in Seminole, to seek engineer & GC

    An Oviedo-based firm that sells custom fishing rod kits and parts is netting more business, and exploring the possibility of building a new facility in a rural part of Seminole County to accommodate the company's growth. Kevin Brontz of Get Bit Outdoors met with Seminole County planners Wednesday...

  • Family-owned printing company to leave Longwood, build new HQ in Sanford

    Family-owned printing company to leave Longwood, build new HQ in Sanford

    Magnolia Press, a homegrown print shop doing business in Seminole County since 1973, has outgrown its Longwood operation and plans to build a new main office in Sanford. At 21,000 square feet, the new building will be more than twice as large as the company's current 8,000-square-foot print shop...

  • Hotel investors under contract for historic Downtown Sanford building

    Hotel investors under contract for historic Downtown Sanford building

    Private investors have a contract to buy one of Downtown Sanford's most historic buildings and want to convert it into a 120-room boutique hotel, returning it to the original use from its opening in 1925 as the Forrest Lake Hotel. Located at 1095 E. 1st St. overlooking Lake Monroe, the building...

  • Plan for Downtown Sanford hotel faces triad of challenges

    Plan for Downtown Sanford hotel faces triad of challenges

    John Revelle's plans to open a boutique hotel in an historic building in Downtown Sanford is a goal that has long been championed by city supporters. But if he is to deliver, he'll need to overcome several obstacles. Revelle, who lives in Maitland and formed Sanford Hotel Group LLC in February,...

  • Winter Park senior care firm buys Fern Park office park, plans conversion to ALF

    Winter Park senior care firm buys Fern Park office park, plans conversion to ALF

    The new owner of a Seminole County office park plans to renovate and repurpose its six buildings into a senior living facility, with a opening targeted for late 2018 or early 2019. Premier Senior Consultants of Winter Park paid $2.7 million for the office park at 7255 Estapona Circle, according...

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  • Three new QSRs & more planned for site on Oviedo’s Mitchell Hammock Road

    Three new QSRs & more planned for site on Oviedo’s Mitchell Hammock Road

    A development planned for busy Mitchell Hammock Road could offer Oviedo commuters to Orlando new choices for low-cost dining. Hank Porcher, president of real estate development company T.L. Pittman and Associates Inc., said he has commitments from three quick-service restaurant companies for 11...

  • Lake Mary seeks contractor bids to build new Heritage Park

    Lake Mary seeks contractor bids to build new Heritage Park

    The City of Lake Mary is seeking a landscape contractor to build the first phase of its new Heritage Park, to be located on the city's east end nears its SunRail station. The land that is being used was donated to the city for public use and currently contains trees and open space. It is at Greenleaf...

  • Developer buys Altamonte Springs site for 7th local store of auto body repair chain

    Developer buys Altamonte Springs site for 7th local store of auto body repair chain

    Dallas-based Cross Development paid $790,000 on April 6 for a build-to-suit site in Altamonte Springs, planned as the seventh local store of auto body repair chain Caliber Collision.  Located at the intersection of Rainer Drive and Pearl Lake Causeway with frontage on Bunnell Road, the 2.21-acre...

  • Waste Pro USA purchases HQ building in Longwood after leasing 17 years

    Waste Pro USA purchases HQ building in Longwood after leasing 17 years

    Waste Pro USA, one of Central Florida’s largest privately owned companies, recently purchased its headquarters building in Longwood for $4.2 million, according to deeds signed in late March and recorded Thursday in Seminole County. Known as "The Springs," the three-story, 32,934-square-foot building...

  • Newly-acquired land fronting I-4 near Longwood listed for sale at $1.8M

    Newly-acquired land fronting I-4 near Longwood listed for sale at $1.8M

    A 5-acre strip near Longwood fronting an Interstate 4 welcome station is going up for sale, after its former owner retook control from a church that couldn't follow through on construction plans.  Located just north of Exit 94 and bounded on the east by I-4 and the west by Markham Woods Road, the...

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  • Walmart Neighborhood Market & fuel station expected for site near Apopka

    Walmart Neighborhood Market & fuel station expected for site near Apopka

    Retail giant Walmart may be planning a stand-alone grocery store and fuel station on the Seminole/Orange County border near Apopka, according to a recent filing with the St. Johns River Water Management District. An application submitted March 24 by property owner Taurus Investment Holdings asks...

  • Mortgage company founder buys former ITT school bldg in bankruptcy bid

    Mortgage company founder buys former ITT school bldg in bankruptcy bid

    Robert W. Palmer, founder and president of RP Funding mortgage and title companies, has purchased the former ITT Education Services building in Lake Mary and plans to make it a headquarters for his new technology marketing products. The building, located between I-4 and International Parkway in...

  • Small-bay industrial sells in Sanford near new warehouse developments

    Small-bay industrial sells in Sanford near new warehouse developments

    A Boston-based private equity firm paid $10.4 million in mid-March for two industrial buildings in one of Central Florida's fast growing submarkets for new warehouses. A fund created by Cabot Properties Inc. bought the two buildings that comprise Sanford's North Park Commerce Center on Enterprise...

  • Sanford's brewing reputation attracts investors to historic train depot property

    Sanford's brewing reputation attracts investors to historic train depot property

    A group of Orlando investors plan to open a brewery and artisan market in a train depot in downtown Sanford. Wekiva Basin Brewing LLC has submitted plans to the city of Sanford to construct a 3,500-square-foot brewery and tap room at 212 W. 1st St. Plans also call for a 2,300-square-foot market...

  • McCraney Property plans new industrial bldg in Lake Mary’s SunTech Park

    McCraney Property plans new industrial bldg in Lake Mary’s SunTech Park

    McCraney Property Co. is looking to expand its substantial Orlando-area industrial portfolio with a new 45,509-square-foot building in Lake Mary’s SunTech Commerce Park. Company president and CEO Steven McCraney said he plans to use all local contractors and labor once the project gets through...

  • Hospital Corporation of America develops plan for new hospital in North Seminole

    Hospital Corporation of America develops plan for new hospital in North Seminole

    Hospital Corporation of America, which operates the Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford, is planning to build a new medical campus in Heathrow that would include a 180-bed hospital, and may ultimately replace the Sanford location entirely. Seminole County planners are scheduled for a pre-application...

  • Sanford & Coral Gables developer close to deal on $50M downtown project

    Sanford & Coral Gables developer close to deal on $50M downtown project

    A deal between the City of Sanford and a Coral Gables-based developer to redevelop three downtown city blocks appears imminent after six months of negotiations. The development, dubbed Heritage Park, would be a $50 million mixed-use project that partially overlooks Lake Monroe, made up of 37,750...

  • Sanford begins early negotiations to build downtown parking garages

    Sanford begins early negotiations to build downtown parking garages

    When Theo Hollerbach opened his German restaurant in downtown Sanford in 2001, finding a place to park was never an issue. In fact, the owner of the popular Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café would play soccer with employees during afternoons on 1st Street in front of his restaurant, with little chance...

  • Longwood seeks construction bidders for city park, building demo & new pond

    Longwood seeks construction bidders for city park, building demo & new pond

    The City of Longwood is seeking bidders on two major projects: redevelopment of Reiter Park, and the demolition of a wastewater plant and construction of an irrigation supply pond at the plant’s former site. Leaders of the Seminole County city have been talking for years about major improvements...

  • Sanford seeks land & planning consultants to evaluate Comp Plan

    Sanford seeks land & planning consultants to evaluate Comp Plan

    The City of Sanford is seeking land management and planning consultants to help it review and update its Comprehensive Plan, according to a Request for Proposals (RFP) published on Wednesday.  The RFP invites qualified firms or individuals to work on the city's preparation of a Comprehensive Plan...

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  • Miami-based firm uses 1031 exchange to buy strip mall in busy Altamonte corridor

    Miami-based firm uses 1031 exchange to buy strip mall in busy Altamonte corridor

    Miami-based TCII Capital Group added to its Greater Orlando portfolio last week with a $2.325 million acquisition of a strip mall in Altamonte Springs’ busy S.R. 434 corridor. The full-service real estate firm bought two multi-tenant buildings just north of Sand Lake Road and next to Lake Brantley...

  • Oviedo Mall sells for $15.3M, new owner promises renovations & new retailers

    Oviedo Mall sells for $15.3M, new owner promises renovations & new retailers

    The new owner of Oviedo Mall will be hiring hundreds of local workers this year as it looks to renovate and revitalize the aging property built in 1998, a lead executive with the company told GrowthSpotter.  Los Angeles-based International Growth Properties, via affiliate Oviedo Mall Holding LLC,...

  • 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...

  • Arizona REIT buys multiple WingHouse restaurants

    Arizona REIT buys multiple WingHouse restaurants

    Arizona-based STORE Capital is buying up multiple locations of The WingHouse Bar & Grill throughout Florida, and may in fact have bought the entire chain. The REIT paid $1.9 million on Jan. 27 to buy Ker's Winghouse restaurant at 3401 W. Vine St. in Kissimmee. The same day, STORE paid $2 million...

  • Insula spends $18.5M on Altamonte Springs apts, plans $2.5M more in reno

    Insula spends $18.5M on Altamonte Springs apts, plans $2.5M more in reno

    Multifamily owner/operator Insula Companies plans to spend another $2.5 million on renovations at a 168-unit apartment complex in Altamonte Springs that it bought last week for $18.55 million. Insula principal Jeff Talbot said the Sarasota-based company plans major renovations to the 29-year-old...

  • Central Parc to develop retail outparcels at Lake Mary's Savannah Park

    Central Parc to develop retail outparcels at Lake Mary's Savannah Park

    Looking to cash in on the recent growth spurt along International Parkway near Lake Mary, Winter Park-based Central Parc Development plans to spend $3.8 million developing three outparcels at the Exchange at Savannah Park. Central Parc, under affiliate Savannah Park Retail LLC, purchased four remaining...

  • Developer seeks land use change to build grocer-anchored retail near Heathrow

    Developer seeks land use change to build grocer-anchored retail near Heathrow

    Publix's status as king of the Florida grocery market is being challenged yet again with a proposed development in Seminole County. Representatives with Orlando-based Elevation Development will meet with Seminole County planners Wednesday to discuss a proposal to build a retail center at the southwest...

  • 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...

  • Longwood posts RFP for real estate consultants

    Longwood posts RFP for real estate consultants

    The City of Longwood is seeking a real estate consulting firm to guide it in accomplishing twin goals this year of enhancing the city’s historic district, and uniting municipal services at a new City Hall. Longwood issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on Monday for interested commercial real estate...

  • Seminole Commissioners to consider Land Use change for 42-acre project near Oviedo

    Seminole Commissioners to consider Land Use change for 42-acre project near Oviedo

    An Orlando developer plans to build a mixed-use project on 42 acres near Oviedo, but needs approval from Seminole County for future land use changes, in part because the property sits in an area county leaders had hoped would become a high-tech corridor.JEL Land Development LLC wants to develop...

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  • 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...

  • Oviedo posts RFQ for up to 3 architectural service contractors

    Oviedo posts RFQ for up to 3 architectural service contractors

    The City of Oviedo is seeking firms to provide professional architectural services for the next year or more, it announced in a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) published last week.  The architectural services under this contract could include facility and space planning, schematic design, needs...

  • InterAmerica Stage pays $2.2M for new Sanford headquarters

    InterAmerica Stage pays $2.2M for new Sanford headquarters

    Sanford-based entertainment staging and design company InterAmerica Stage, Inc., paid $2.2 million on Friday for a new local headquarters, closing the deal in less than a month after the seller vacated earlier this year for its own local expansion.  Located at 5401 Benchmark Lane in the Midway...

  • 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...

  • MMI buys two Casselberry retail centers from ex-homebuilders, plans reposition

    MMI buys two Casselberry retail centers from ex-homebuilders, plans reposition

    MMI Development paid $5.2 million on Dec. 22 for two value-add retail centers on S.R. 436 in Casselberry, marking the last two commercial divestitures by principals of one of Orlando's most impactful homebuilders of the past 50 years.  The properties acquired were the Greater Mall (400-480 S.R....

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  • 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...

  • Nashville investor pays $49M for newly-built apts in Altamonte Springs

    Nashville investor pays $49M for newly-built apts in Altamonte Springs

    Nicol Investment Co., an active investor in large, mixed-use developments around the country, paid $49.1 million last week for the newly-built Crescent Gateway apartment community in Altamonte Springs. Rebranded as Nine 12 Gateway, the 249-unit complex at Inspiration Avenue and Gateway Drive was...

  • Oviedo seeks lender for $5M loan to finance golf course purchase

    Oviedo seeks lender for $5M loan to finance golf course purchase

    The City of Oviedo is seeking proposals from lenders for a loan to help finance part of its acquisition costs with the Twin Rivers Golf Course property in January. City Council members agreed in late September to buy the struggling 310-acre golf course for $5 million, pay the owner an extra $465,000...

  • New warehouse to be built on spec at South Seminole Commerce Park near Maitland

    New warehouse to be built on spec at South Seminole Commerce Park near Maitland

    Hickman Enterprises a long-time builder of commercial warehouses in Seminole County, is planning a new building in the company’s South Seminole Commerce Park near Maitland. The 14,500-square-foot building will be the fifth structure in the 10-acre commerce park, and will include 2,000 square feet...

  • Atlanta developer to add office building & clubhouse to Lake Mary’s Primera park

    Atlanta developer to add office building & clubhouse to Lake Mary’s Primera park

    TPA Group, known for award-winning office complexes in Atlanta and elsewhere, has new plans for land it purchased in September in Lake Mary’s Primera office park. Dubbed Edison at Primera, the developer plans to build a two-story, 111,380-square-foot office building on Primera Boulevard between...

  • Land owner preps for retail in Seminole-Volusia growth corridor

    Land owner preps for retail in Seminole-Volusia growth corridor

    A Seminole County property owner is laying the groundwork for a large retail development in an area of the county expected to see a surge in new residential construction during the next five years. Representatives for Takvorian Properties LLC met this week with Seminole County planners to discuss...

  • Sanford offers developers $100K for new construction in downtown

    Sanford offers developers $100K for new construction in downtown

    With nearly 100 acres of developable property in and around downtown Sanford, the city has a new grant program to incentivize construction in the area. The Sanford Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) launched its New Construction Grant program in October, which will reimburse developers...

  • Sanford unveils concepts for waterfront events center, revives talk of hotel

    Sanford unveils concepts for waterfront events center, revives talk of hotel

    A new events center overlooking Sanford's Lake Monroe is in the early planning stages, and the development could revive city efforts to draw a hotel to its downtown district. Sanford's Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) – created to spur redevelopment along and near the downtown's waterfront...

  • Oviedo publishes RFQ for construction engineering and inspection services

    Oviedo publishes RFQ for construction engineering and inspection services

    The City of Oviedo is seeking firms to provide Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) services for the next year or more, it announced in a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) published last week. It's anticipated that at least three individuals or firms may be selected for a contract of one...

  • Clonts Farms seeks rezoning on Oviedo land for commercial developer

    Clonts Farms seeks rezoning on Oviedo land for commercial developer

    A long-time Central Florida farming family plans on selling land near the bustling Alafaya Trail-West Mitchell Hammock Road intersection in Oviedo to a commercial developer. Clonts Farms Inc., headed by W. Rex Clonts Jr., is working with Oviedo city planners on rezoning 2.76 acres from residential...

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