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Lake County Developments

Skorman prepping for construction on Clermont Hills multifamily site

With the additional land, the developer was able to reduce the building height from four stories to three while also adding more units.

Skorman Construction paid $1.85 million right before the New Year for a 9-acre site that will allow the developer to move full steam ahead” with the expanded plans for its Clermont Hills apartment community.

“We are working through our final engineering and architectural plans for the development and will submit for permits as soon as possible,” VP Kevin Skorman said. “Given the surging residential demand in Lake County and the City of Clermont specifically, we will be breaking ground once permits are in hand. The City of Clermont has been a great jurisdiction to work with, so we are hopeful to start construction within a year.”

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A year earlier, Skorman acquired the first 18 acres on the Hooks Street corridor south of S.R. 50 for $2.5 million. The developer had won approval for 204 dwelling units but opted to expand the project to 312 units when the adjacent property became available. The combined site sprawls across 26.25 acres; no building is taller than three stories.

Skorman Construction expanded its previously approved multifamily development by 9 acres, increasing the total number of units to 312.

Synovus Bank provided financing for the Dec. 30 land acquisition. The development team is composed of VHB and FK Architecture. Tara Tedrow with Lowndes is legal counsel.

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Jeff Stubins and Marvin Puryear with SVN| Saunders Ralston Dantzler represented the seller, Aspen Senior Living LLC. Southern Realty Enterprises’ Brad Parker was the buyer’s broker.

Clermont Hills will be Skorman’s second apartment community in Lake County. In 2022, the developer took home the Best Multifamily Development award from NAIOP of Central Florida for its Minneola Hills project, which was completed in 2021.

“We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality products across asset classes and markets and this project is no exception,” Skorman said. “Our final plans call for 14 residential buildings incorporated into the site’s natural topography across 26.25 acres, with six times the amenities than had been originally approved for the property. The amenity package will provide options for any resident— a clubhouse with pool tables and entertainment room, lounge and bar area, outdoor grilling, a resort-style pool, fitness center, Pilates room, a dedicated dog park, an outdoor bocce ball and lawn game area, an outdoor yoga lawn with shaded structures for class offerings, a zen garden designed amongst a preservation of existing mature canopy trees, a hammock lawn and a children’s playground area.”

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