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Emerson begins planning hotel development within Eagle Creek PD

A conceptual site plan shows a dual-branded Hampton Inn and Home2 Suites hotel that spans 102,634 square feet just south of Eagle Creek Sanctuary Boulevard.

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 hotel on a 3.16-acre parcel of land on the southeast corner of Narcoossee Road and Eagle Creek Sanctuary Boulevard.


Plans call for a 168-key hotel that features two Hilton flags that would rise on a lot just south of where the developer is building its new grocery-anchored Eagle Creek retail plaza.

A conceptual site plan shows an "L" shaped dual-branded Hampton Inn and Home2 Suites hotel that spans 102,634 square feet. The unit mix is broken down so 91 rooms would operate under the Hampton flag, and the remaining under the extended stay Home2 Suites flag. The conceptual site plan features 160 parking spaces.


Ingenium Enterprises, Inc. is the civil engineer.

Encompassing more than 1,200 acres off Narcoossee Road and directly across from the east entry to Medical City, the Eagle Creek Planned Development includes a mix of single-family, multi-family, office and retail/restaurant development.

The master-planned community has been in development since 2000.

Emerson has been working with the Central Florida Expressway Authority for the proposed Osceola Parkway Extension, which would run through the Eagle Creek PD. The 12-mile extension would double the length of the existing parkway and send it east to the future Sunbridge community in Northeast Osceola County. The toll road also would have full interchange at Narcoossee Road and link to S.R. 417 near Orlando International Airport.

Emerson's Eagle Creek residential golf community just north of the parcel features a public golf course, a two-story 14,000-square-foot clubhouse with a full-service restaurant and bar and a community pool with athletic courts.

Residents at its residential communities share access to more than 400 acres of lakes, wetlands and trails.

Across the development, Pulte Homes is building the first phase of Tavistock Development Company's Poitras master-planned residential community in south Orlando.

Pulte paid $12 million in late December for 500 homesites in Phase 1 of Poitras, which is approved for 2,734 residential units across its nearly 1,150 acres.


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