A Longwood-based heavy construction company that counts Lennar, Brasfield & Gorrie and Balfour Beatty among its clients paid $2 million earlier this year to expand its site development operations here.
Eden Site Development already owned a 4.3-acre site at 115 W. Pine Street, just south of the 16.25 acres it bought in January.
Jeff Bloom, Vice President of NAI Realvest told GrowthSpotter the land at the corner of Pine and Beggs Road was a former mobile home park that was largely surrounded by industrial property, including an electrical substation for Duke Energy. The owner had tried selling it for years, but the agricultural zoning made it difficult to market.
"We thought it would be a good idea to just go ahead and get it rezoned to Heavy Industrial," Bloom said.
The IND-4 rezoning, combined with proximity to their current operations site, was a perfect fit for Eden.
"The heavy industrial zoning allows them to do a lot of the things they need to do," he said. "They can store heavy equipment and materials. They can manufacture materials needed in their site development business."
Eden provides grading, site clearing, underground utility and concrete/paving services. The company plans to construct a new office and warehouse building at the Beggs Rd. site, and they expect add more staffing once they move into the new Orlando building sometime next year, according to a release.
Vince Wolle of Results Real Estate Partners represented the buyer in the sale.