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Center Lake Ranch clears St. Cloud annexation by 3-2 vote

The St. Cloud City Council on Thursday agreed to annex the Center Lake Ranch for a future mixed-use development after the owner tweaked the master plan to reduce the number of apartments. The 3-2 vote came a little over a year after the city rejected the annexation request for the 2,020-acre ranch...

  • Tampa developer signs on to build Sanford's first transit-oriented community

    Tampa developer signs on to build Sanford's first transit-oriented community

    Unlike other Central Florida cities, Sanford has not seen development blossom around its SunRail station, the northernmost transit stop in Seminole County. That may be about to change. The gigantic DeBartolo Development firm is reportedly in partnership with the owner of a vacant 12-acre site across...

  • Emerson begins planning hotel development within Eagle Creek PD

    Emerson begins planning hotel development within Eagle Creek PD

    Altamonte Springs-based developer Emerson International is progressing on its sprawling Eagle Creek development near the Orange-Osceola county line in southeast Orange County.  According to a recent Preliminary Review Item filed in Orange County, the developer is looking to bring a dual-branded...

  • Mississippi hotelier making Florida entry with new extended stay asset in Celebration

    Mississippi hotelier making Florida entry with new extended stay asset in Celebration

    Mississsippi-based Heritage Hospitality Group will make its Orlando market entry with an $18 million Homewood Suites in the Disney master-planned community of Celebration. HHG Founder and CEO Hiren "Chico" Patel told GrowthSpotter the company broke the mold on the Homewood Suites prototype, redesigning...

  • Highwoods sells MetroCenter office portfolio and dev. site in MetroWest

    Highwoods sells MetroCenter office portfolio and dev. site in MetroWest

    Raleigh-based Highwoods Properties just sold its Windsor and Berkshire at Metrocenter office buildings for $32.5 million in a portfolio deal that also included an additional office development site.  The Class A office portfolio at 2101 Park Center Dr. and 2145 Metrocenter Blvd. spans a total of...

  • ComTerra lands contract for hotel-ready site across from Reunion Village

    ComTerra lands contract for hotel-ready site across from Reunion Village

    Estero-based ComTerra Development Group is working to secure a spot within the Blackwater Crossing mixed-use development site, adding to a list of projects being planned along the booming Osceola-Polk County line. Without disclosing the price, developer/partner Scott Marchand told GrowthSpotter...

  • Saunders, Parker recognized for CRE Hallmark deals of the year

    Saunders, Parker recognized for CRE Hallmark deals of the year

    It took him over 20 years to close the sale that earned Brad Parker two Hallmark Awards Wednesday, including "Deal of the Year" from the Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors. "The Hills of Minneola was a blessing to me," the Chairman and CEO of Parker Consulting International told...

  • Rezoning sought for 163-acre trail-centric community in Kissimmee

    Rezoning sought for 163-acre trail-centric community in Kissimmee

    Altamonte Springs developer and civil engineer Richard Wohlfarth has a purchase contract for nearly 163 acres on Kissimmee's Lake Tohopekaliga shoreline and plans to develop a new mixed-use community that will be cradled by the Shingle Creek Regional Trail. Wohlfarth of Wohlfarth Consulting Group...

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