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Classical charter school coming to St. Cloud, scoping out more locations

A charter school company that focuses on classical education, discipline and rigorous academic standards will open its first K-12 campus in St. Cloud's Narcoossee corridor and is scoping out more locations in Central Florida for future campuses. The American Classical Charter Academy received its...

  • South Florida investment firm pays $2.5M for value add retail center near UCF

    South Florida investment firm pays $2.5M for value add retail center near UCF

    A South Florida-based investment company just scooped up the Lake Calvert Square retail center near the S.R. 408 and Colonial Drive interchange for $2.5 million. Built in 2006, the Lake Calvert Square retail center at 12100 E. Colonial Dr. features roughly 10,000 square feet of retail space — meaning...

  • Osceola's El Maximo Ranch deal helps Lakeland broker win national sales award

    Osceola's El Maximo Ranch deal helps Lakeland broker win national sales award

    A man with a love of Florida land has sold more than anyone else in the country. Dean Saunders, founder and broker of Polk County’s Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate won the Realtors Land Institute (RLI) APEX 2018 Top National Producer Award. That means he was the highest-producing...

  • Hanover Land sells Minneola subdivision to Beazer Homes for $7.5M

    Hanover Land sells Minneola subdivision to Beazer Homes for $7.5M

    A unit of Sun Terra Communities has acquired 126 acres in the Hills of Minneola development in a land-banking transaction on behalf of Beazer Homes USA. Documents filed with Lake County show that Jen FL 33 LLC, one of Sun Terra’s New York-based private equity partners, paid $7.5 million for the...

  • People to Know: Jo Thacker, Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel

    People to Know: Jo Thacker, Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel

    It’s unlikely Jo Thacker ever imagined she’d be the “Big Boss” of Kissimmee’s legendary Silver Spurs Rodeo back when she was slinging sno-cones at its concession stand, but even then, it wasn’t impossible to envision. Thacker is sixth-generation in Osceola County. Her grandparents were among the...

  • Senior affordable housing project breaking ground Wednesday in Sanford

    Senior affordable housing project breaking ground Wednesday in Sanford

    Nearly six years ago, bulldozers demolished the old Redding Gardens public housing project several years after the last low-income residents had been given vouchers to move elsewhere. The 4.73-acre site at 400 Locust Avenue sat vacant since then, but that will start to change Wednesday when work...

  • Tennessee developer under contract for multifamily site in Horizon West Village H

    Tennessee developer under contract for multifamily site in Horizon West Village H

    Tennessee-based multifamily developer and builder TDK Construction Company has a prominent site in Horizon West under contract for its second Class A apartment complex in Central Florida. The property lies on the southeast corner of Avalon Road and Flamingo Crossings Boulevard, where the company...

  • Lennar adding two new communities in Clermont and Groveland

    Lennar adding two new communities in Clermont and Groveland

    Lennar Homes is joining a crowded list of builders entering Clermont’s  Sawgrass Bay development, with plans for 175 homes in Phase 4 of the project west of U.S. Highway 27. Lennar paid $8.7 million for 94 acres northeast of existing homes, according to a warranty deed filed last month with Lake...

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