Winter Park 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...

  • Orlando Magic lead exec pays $2.8M for historic Winter Park home

    Orlando Magic lead exec pays $2.8M for historic Winter Park home

    The new president of basketball operations for the Orlando Magic recently paid $2.8 million for a house in Winter Park that once belonged to the family of famed Florida folksinger Gamble Rogers. Jeff Weltman, who was hired to lead operations for the NBA team in May, closed on the home in the Temple...

  • Winter Park favors two bidders pitching new office bldg for W. Fairbanks lot

    Winter Park favors two bidders pitching new office bldg for W. Fairbanks lot

    Winter Park will negotiate with two bidders for a city-owned parcel along busy W. Fairbanks Avenue and south of Martin Luther King Jr. park that have each proposed to develop new office buildings, following a vote by commissioners on Monday. The city began marketing in June a 1.51-acre property...

  • Phased redevelopment & new amenity concepts take shape for MLK Jr. Park

    Phased redevelopment & new amenity concepts take shape for MLK Jr. Park

    A phased redevelopment vision is taking shape for Winter Park's Martin Luther King Jr. Park, with new sports fields and public amenities being considered that would complement the $21 million new public library and civic center now in pre-construction planning and design. GAI Consultants' Community...

  • Winter Park downtown parking strategies & new deck locations to be considered

    Winter Park downtown parking strategies & new deck locations to be considered

    Transportation planners with Kimley-Horn and Associates are a month away from sharing their recommended strategies with Winter Park to improve parking in the city's downtown district, and gauged residents Thursday night on which they preferred. Concerns over limited parking in downtown -- be they...

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  • Head of local realty services firm buys historic Morse home in Winter Park

    Head of local realty services firm buys historic Morse home in Winter Park

    The lead executive of a local full-service commercial real estate firm and his wife paid $1.95 million on Friday for one of the oldest homes in Winter Park.  Located on Alexander Place on a cul de sac overlooking Lake Osceola and within walking distance to Park Avenue, the 0.3-acre parcel features...

  • Brasfield & Gorrie w/Lamm picked for CMAR on new Winter Park library

    Brasfield & Gorrie w/Lamm picked for CMAR on new Winter Park library

    Brasfield & Gorrie with Lamm & Company Partners were chosen on Wednesday by Winter Park city staff as the recommended Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) of a new $21 million public library and civic center project at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. A selection committee shortlisted three finalists...

  • Senior living group tabbed for next development at Ravaudage in Winter Park

    Senior living group tabbed for next development at Ravaudage in Winter Park

    Dan Bellows' Benjamin Partners Ltd. has 3 acres of the 73-acre Ravaudage property in Winter Park under contract to a Vero Beach-based senior living developer, with plans for an assisted living and memory care facility.  A Development Review Committee meeting on Wednesday will focus on development...

  • Winter Park ranks top 3 for CMAR of new library & civic center

    Winter Park ranks top 3 for CMAR of new library & civic center

    The city of Winter Park has three finalists in hand for the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) position on its new public library and civic center project at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, with presentations and a final ranking expected next week.  A selection committee met on Wednesday to shortlist...

  • Winter Park starts Orange Ave corridor planning, to consider mixed-use overlay

    Winter Park starts Orange Ave corridor planning, to consider mixed-use overlay

    The city of Winter Park is embarking this week on a year of extensive planning for future development standards of its Orange Avenue corridor, including the use of a mixed-use overlay district that could drive redevelopment.  Staff have enlisted Logan Simpson Design, Inc., to help lead a public...

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  • Winter Park avoids bids for 'Blake Yard' site, will market W. Fairbanks land

    Winter Park avoids bids for 'Blake Yard' site, will market W. Fairbanks land

    Winter Park city commissioners opted not to choose either of two purchase offers on Monday for a 0.45-acre public site in its downtown envisioned for new townhomes, and authorized staff to pursue the sale of a former bowling alley site on W. Fairbanks Avenue.  Formerly known as the Blake Yard site,...

  • Winter Park seeks landscape architect and engineer for roadway design

    Winter Park seeks landscape architect and engineer for roadway design

    The City of Winter Park is offering new continuing service contracts for a landscape architect and a civil engineering firm for roadway design, per Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) published on Friday.  For landscape architecture services, the contractor would be asked to handle landscape design...

  • Lowndes Law partner sells Winter Park home for $2.1M to neurosurgeon

    Lowndes Law partner sells Winter Park home for $2.1M to neurosurgeon

    A name partner in Orlando law firm Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., recently opted to downsize within Winter Park, buying a condo unit near Park Avenue in March and then selling his longtime lakefront home on April 17 for $2.1 million. Located on Henkel Circle, The two-story, 3,872-square-foot...

  • State bills under review could kill project funding for CRAs across Greater Orlando

    State bills under review could kill project funding for CRAs across Greater Orlando

    Two new bills under review in Tallahassee could phase out Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs) statewide, potentially cutting off millions of dollars in Greater Orlando that have been used by local governments to aid small businesses, attract corporate relocations and finance urban redevelopment. ...

  • Kean & Grosberg sell renovated Gamble Rogers home to local 'ROI Guy'

    Kean & Grosberg sell renovated Gamble Rogers home to local 'ROI Guy'

    The founder and CEO of a local valuation marketing business paid $2 million on March 10 for a James Gamble Rogers II-designed home in Winter Park, renovated over the past year by Phil Kean Design Group. Located on Alabama Drive with frontage on Lake Maitland, the 0.42-acre lot features a two-story...

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  • Winter Park set to approve sale of half-acre site to CRE appraiser, retail/office likely

    Winter Park set to approve sale of half-acre site to CRE appraiser, retail/office likely

    A veteran Orlando-area real estate appraiser has a half acre of city-owned land in Winter Park nearing a contract, with redevelopment potential for retail, dining or office use.  Winter Park's City Commission will give its second reading on Monday to approve finalizing a sale contract on the 0.54-acre...

  • 'The ROI Guy' sells lakefront Winter Park estate for $4.1M to neighbor

    'The ROI Guy' sells lakefront Winter Park estate for $4.1M to neighbor

    The founder of a local financial services firm sold his lakefront estate in Winter Park on Friday for $4.1 million to a neighbor from down the street, himself the former owner of a subprime auto lender that was shut down two years ago.  Located in the 200 block of Genius Drive with frontage on...

  • Developer & VHB pitch shared parking for new building in Downtown Winter Park

    Developer & VHB pitch shared parking for new building in Downtown Winter Park

    Local property developer and manager Battaglia Group is exploring lenders for a planned three-story Class A office and retail building in Downtown Winter Park, with initial city approvals expected this month and the first dining tenant signed, a lead executive with the company told GrowthSpotter. ...

  • Winter Park seeks bids from residential developers for Blake Yard site

    Winter Park seeks bids from residential developers for Blake Yard site

    The City of Winter Park will seek purchase bids and development proposals over the next month for a 0.45-acre public property in its downtown envisioned for new townhomes, according to a Notice of Disposal published on Monday. Located at 301 W. Comstock Ave., one and a half blocks from Park Avenue,...

  • United Legacy Bank acquires third branch location in Winter Park

    United Legacy Bank acquires third branch location in Winter Park

    Longwood-based United Legacy Bank paid $3 million on Wednesday through its parent company for a former Regions Bank branch in eastern Winter Park, boosting the community bank's footprint to six locations across Greater Orlando.  Located at 2200 Aloma Ave., the 1.02-acre property features a 3,532-square-foot,...

  • Winter Park favors seven local architecture, engineering firms for continuing services

    Winter Park favors seven local architecture, engineering firms for continuing services

    The City of Winter Park should begin negotiations this month with seven local architecture and engineering firms for continuing service contracts. The city published four separate Request for Qualifications (RFQs) in early December for professional services related to architecture, transportation...

  • Morgan & Morgan attorney pays $1.8M for Winter Park home, sells lakefront lot

    Morgan & Morgan attorney pays $1.8M for Winter Park home, sells lakefront lot

    A prominent Orlando personal injury attorney and his wife paid $1.819 million on Jan. 31 for a new Winter Park home for their growing family, days after parting with a lakefront site where they had planned a custom build.  The buyers were Matt Morgan of Morgan & Morgan and Kassidy Morgan, who married...

  • Alliance Residential & Carlyle Group JV buys apartments site at Ravaudage

    Alliance Residential & Carlyle Group JV buys apartments site at Ravaudage

    Multifamily developer Alliance Residential Company has partnered with a real estate fund of The Carlyle Group on the purchase of 2.3 acres at the 73-acre Ravaudage property in Winter Park, with plans to break ground Jan. 9 on a seven-story, 268-unit apartment building. Land buyer affiliate CRP/AR...

  • 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...

  • Winter Park posts RFQs for 4 engineering and architectural service contracts

    Winter Park posts RFQs for 4 engineering and architectural service contracts

    The City of Winter Park is seeking bids this month for professional services related to architecture, transportation planning, stormwater management and general civil engineering. Four separate Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) were issued Friday and Monday with deadlines for submittals in early-to-mid-January....

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  • Developer buys Winter Park land for region's first Orchard Supply Hardware

    Developer buys Winter Park land for region's first Orchard Supply Hardware

    Minnesota-based developer Oppidan Investment Company paid $5.75 million on Nov. 1 for 2.4 acres on S. Orlando Avenue in Winter Park, where it plans to build the first Orlando-area store for Lowe's-owned chain Orchard Supply Hardware.  The sale reflects a land value of $55 per square foot, one of...

  • CEO of clinical research firm buys Winter Park lakefront home

    CEO of clinical research firm buys Winter Park lakefront home

    The CEO and owner of Orlando-based Compass Research paid $5.3 million on Oct. 27 for a "Hamptons-style" lakefront home on Winter Park's Lake Mizell.  The buyers were Sean P. Stanton and wife Charlet C. Stanton. Sean co-founded Compass Research in 2006, which serves as a Phase 1-4 therapeutic clinical...

  • Rollins College studies up to 80-room expansion of Winter Park's The Alfond Inn

    Rollins College studies up to 80-room expansion of Winter Park's The Alfond Inn

    Buoyed by a successful three years with average occupancy now above 90 percent, Rollins College is exploring expansion of The Alfond Inn, with fundraising from donors to lead pre-development planning over the next year, a lead executive with the college told GrowthSpotter.  Located at 300 E. New...

  • Investors pitch converting office bldg to 120-key boutique hotel in Winter Park

    Investors pitch converting office bldg to 120-key boutique hotel in Winter Park

    A group of local investors, led by Winter Park-based attorney Mike Maher, are proposing to convert a 16-year-old office building near downtown Winter Park into a 120-room boutique hotel with new construction.  The development plan faces challenges over the next month to earning city approval, with...

  • Westminster plans $4.5M learning center building at Winter Park community

    Westminster plans $4.5M learning center building at Winter Park community

    Westminster Communities of Florida is seeking city approval for a new activities and events building on the lakefront of its 42-acre community in Winter Park, a projected $4.5 million investment for which the company should select a general contractor in Spring 2017, a lead executive with the company...

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  • New challenges arise for developer over Winter Park memory care facility

    New challenges arise for developer over Winter Park memory care facility

    Washington, D.C.-based luxury residential developer Brook Rose has reduced the size and scope of his proposed memory care facility in northern Winter Park six months after first going before the city's Planning and Zoning Board, but now faces staff opposition and more vocal opponents from the neighborhood. ...

  • Leon Capital Group buys Winter Park funeral home, plans redevelopment

    Leon Capital Group buys Winter Park funeral home, plans redevelopment

    Dallas-based real estate investor and developer Leon Capital Group boosted its asset portfolio in Orlando last Thursday, spending $2.95 million for a 1.52-acre Winter Park property it will redevelop for office and retail.  Located across 1308, 1324 and 1350 W. Fairbanks Ave., the property lies...

  • Demetree Global assembles land at Winter Park gateway for bold redevelopment

    Demetree Global assembles land at Winter Park gateway for bold redevelopment

    Local commercial real estate and development group Demetree Global has assembled nearly two-thirds of the land surrounding the intersection of S. Orlando and N. Orange avenues, with plans to redevelop the area with new retail, and a large traffic roundabout to serve as a grand gateway to Winter...

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

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

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

  • Cask & Larder owners to expand parking, landscape Winter Park corner

    Cask & Larder owners to expand parking, landscape Winter Park corner

    James and Julie Petrakis, chefs and owners of The Ravenous Pig, Cask & Larder and Swine & Sons in Winter Park, are taking their first step next week toward beautifying 1.197 contiguous acres the couple owns on the northeast corner of W. Fairbanks and S. Pennsylvania avenues, where they plan to...

  • Local real estate trio plans high-end condo project near Downtown Winter Park

    Local real estate trio plans high-end condo project near Downtown Winter Park

    A group of local real estate law and development partners are planning eight high-end condominium apartments just north of Downtown Winter Park, and have yet to finalize pricing the project, choosing a general contractor or lining up a construction lender, a principal with the group told GrowthSpotter. ...

  • Winter Park seeks co-developer for affordable housing properties

    Winter Park seeks co-developer for affordable housing properties

    Winter Park Housing Authority is seeking an experienced co-developer to help it develop or revitalize a half dozen or more affordable housing communities in the city.  The agency published a Request for Qualifications on Wednesday for a co-developer, with the partner to lead plans to rehabilitate...

  • Developer preps Winter Park site for first Orchard Supply hardware store in Orlando

    Developer preps Winter Park site for first Orchard Supply hardware store in Orlando

    Minnesota-based developer Oppidan Investment Company has 2.4 acres under contract on Orlando Avenue in Winter Park, where it plans to build the first Orlando-area store for Lowe's-owned boutique chain Orchard Supply Hardware.  Located just northwest of the intersection of N. Orange and S. Orlando...

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

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

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

  • Winter Park puts out RFP for owner's rep on $30M new library project

    Winter Park puts out RFP for owner's rep on $30M new library project

    Winter Park published a Request for Proposals on Wednesday for Owner's Representative Services on its planned $30 million library, events center and parking garage at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.  A private owner's representative is often hired on large public facility projects for the breadth...

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  • Buyer of Winter Park apartment complex seeks financing

    Buyer of Winter Park apartment complex seeks financing

    Winter Park’s 288-unit Park at Sutton Place apartment complex is under contract for $30 million to an Atlanta real estate investment firm that is looking for private equity to finance 25 percent of the price, according to offering documents issued by the planned buyer. Radco Companies, a big buyer...

  • Battaglia Group plans new retail-office building in Downtown Winter Park

    Battaglia Group plans new retail-office building in Downtown Winter Park

    Local property developer and manager Battaglia Group is planning a new three-story Class A office and retail building less than a block off S. Park Avenue, on one of the last undeveloped parcels in Downtown Winter Park. Located at 158 E. New England Ave., the 0.61-acre parcel is currently a city-managed...

  • Winter Park to list key city-owned parcels for sale, study City Hall move

    Winter Park to list key city-owned parcels for sale, study City Hall move

    Winter Park city commissioners gave staff marching orders earlier this week on five high-profile parcels of city-owned land, which includes choosing commercial real estate brokers to market some for sale, and analyzing the potential move of City Hall.  As GrowthSpotter first reported on April 7...

  • Winter Park to examine its 420 acres of city property for sale, development

    Winter Park to examine its 420 acres of city property for sale, development

    Winter Park is taking a fresh look at its 420 acres of city-owned property, updating a master plan last touched in 2013 to determine what land it wants to continue owning, what to sell off, what it should develop and what new property it may want to acquire.  City Commissioners asked staff on March...

  • Washington, DC-based developer pitches memory care facility in Winter Park

    Washington, DC-based developer pitches memory care facility in Winter Park

    Washington, D.C.-based luxury residential developer Brook Rose is proposing a new 38-unit memory care facility in northern Winter Park, his second elderly care property in the city.  Dubbed Villa Tuscany, the Mediterranean-style facility would be located on 3.69 acres (2.09 acres developable) at...

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  • Senior housing operator pays $11.5M for Winter Park tower, plans $1M renovation

    Senior housing operator pays $11.5M for Winter Park tower, plans $1M renovation

    An affiliate of Memphis-based Housing Preservation Inc. paid $11.5 million on Dec. 16 for the Calvary Towers assisted living community in Winter Park, its first purchase in the Orlando market, and is actively looking to buy more locally, a lead executive with the company told GrowthSpotter.  Located...

  • Sydgan completes assemblage in Winter Park for mixed-use, affordable housing

    Sydgan completes assemblage in Winter Park for mixed-use, affordable housing

    After nearly 20 years and more than $3.1 million spent assembling four acres on Winter Park's Minnesota Avenue, Sydgan Corporation is planning a mixed-use development that will feature affordable housing for sale and lease, developer Dan Bellows told GrowthSpotter.  East of Clay Street and west...

  • Winter Park targeted for almost two dozen new homes

    Winter Park targeted for almost two dozen new homes

    Nearly two dozen homes priced at an intermediate level for Winter Park are planned for the city’s Howell Branch area. Jim Mehta, chief executive of developer Overstreet 535, said the 23 residences, which will range from the low $300,000s to the high $300,000s, are priced “so I might pleasantly...

  • Developer buys prime Winter Park land to build 'empty-nester' homes

    Developer buys prime Winter Park land to build 'empty-nester' homes

    Finding empty residential lots for sale in Winter Park is difficult, so developer Salman A. Haider found one that wasn’t for sale and made a deal to buy it. Haider Development Corp.’s subsidiary Penn North LLC recently purchased a parcel at 1004 Pennsylvania Ave. from the Elizabeth Morse Genius...

  • Winter Park apartment complex fetches $2.5M

    Winter Park apartment complex fetches $2.5M

    A development group including longtime area builder Nancy A. Rossman closed Friday on the nearly $2.5 million purchase of prime land in Winter Park, according to people familiar with the transaction. The Rossman group, through Interlachen Partners, LLC paid $2.465 million for roughly half an acre...

  • Winter Park senior care facility sells, 2nd this month

    Winter Park senior care facility sells, 2nd this month

    HCP Inc., one of the biggest U.S. health-care real estate investment trusts by market value, has bought a Winter Park senior care facility, the second time this month a large investor has purchased an area facility for the elderly. One consultant said the activity suggests the senior housing market...

  • Phil Kean Design Group buys land for 2nd phase of Winter Park brownstones

    Phil Kean Design Group buys land for 2nd phase of Winter Park brownstones

    Fresh off the full pre-sale of eight luxury brownstone townhomes in downtown Winter Park that netted roughly $12 million, an affiliate of Phil Kean Design Group paid $2.1 million on Oct. 27 for 0.67 acres just one block west, with plans for 11 more units inspired by New York City's classic Brownstones. ...

  • Fertility doctors spend $2.1M on Winter Park parcel, will invest $6M in clinic

    Fertility doctors spend $2.1M on Winter Park parcel, will invest $6M in clinic

    Orlando fertility clinic the Center for Reproductive Medicine paid $2.1 million on Tuesday for a 1.36-acre undeveloped parcel in Winter Park, with the group set to break ground in the coming months on a new clinic and surgery center that will be double the size of its current location, Dr. Randall...

  • Winter Park plans to put $1.2M into golf course

    Winter Park plans to put $1.2M into golf course

    Winter Park is bucking a trend by not only keeping its golf course open, but giving it a makeover, feeling the facility is too integral a part of the community to dispense with. The city is looking for a contractor to undertake a $1.2 million project to make the 40-acre, nine hole facility much...

  • Sunbelt Lawn & Tractor triples property size with Winter Park site

    Sunbelt Lawn & Tractor triples property size with Winter Park site

    Winter Park-based Sunbelt Lawn & Tractor should move by January to a 3.2-acre parcel on Forsyth Road it acquired this month for $1.275 million, with plans to put another $1.5 million into property renovations over the next three months, the company's owner told GrowthSpotter.  With more than 30...

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  • Developer's offer to buy Progress Point from Winter Park hits snag over land value

    Developer's offer to buy Progress Point from Winter Park hits snag over land value

    Plans by former Winter Park City Commissioner Phil Anderson to build an upscale assisted living facility on the former Progress Point site hit a road block at Monday's city commission meeting, when Mayor Steve Leary spoke out against the idea, and a new appraisal valued the land $1 million above...

  • Leading private equity fund pitches senior housing, mixed-use in Winter Park

    Leading private equity fund pitches senior housing, mixed-use in Winter Park

    The nation's largest senior housing private equity fund is pursuing Winter Park's Progress Point parcel on Orange Avenue, with plans to develop a Class-A assisted living facility that would be the fund's flagship property.  The 3.7-acre site at 1150 N. Orange Ave. was acquired by Winter Park in...

  • Winter Park's Top 10 taxpayers an eclectic mix; Maitland's is office-heavy

    Winter Park's Top 10 taxpayers an eclectic mix; Maitland's is office-heavy

    Winter Park Town Center and Presbyterian Retirement Communities were the top taxpayers in Winter Park last year, based on their having the highest taxable values in the city. Winter Park Town Center had a $41.6 million taxable value and Presbyterian Retirement Communities had $35.6 million, according...

  • Winter Park Memorial Hospital asks city for approval to expand

    Winter Park Memorial Hospital asks city for approval to expand

    Winter Park Memorial Hospital is asking the City of Winter Park to grant approval to nearly double the size of its emergency room and renovate some of its rooms in a $90 million investment to update the hospital and create better emergency room flow and atmosphere. As part of the changes, the hospital...

  • Tomoka Land CEO sees opportunity in neglected Winter Park shopping center

    Tomoka Land CEO sees opportunity in neglected Winter Park shopping center

    For years John P. Albright, President and CEO of Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co., drove past the nearly dormant and neglected strip shopping center on Aloma Avenue at Howell Branch Road in Winter Park’s postal code. Over the years it became less visible as shrubbery grew to obscure the view. What...

  • Developer plans Winter Park townhomes on Lee Road

    Developer plans Winter Park townhomes on Lee Road

    A Tampa-based developer is one step closer to tearing down a set of 1964 duplexes at 1800 Lee Road in Winter Park on Lake Killarney and replacing them with 30 townhomes in nine separate buildings. Winter Park’s Planning and Zoning Board approved the project Tuesday. Since the land is already zoned...

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