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Lake County Developments

New apartments and townhomes proposed in the Four Corners area of Lake County

Developer Joe Scott is planning another multifamily development (highlighted in yellow) near the intersection between U.S. 192 and U.S. 27.

More multifamily and townhome development is being planned in the Four Corners area of Lake County with a total of nearly 1,300 new dwelling units across four different projects.

Near the freestanding emergency department for South Lake Hospital, Crown Diversified Industries is prepping about 20 acres for a new apartment community north of Town Center Boulevard and south of Cagan Ridge Boulevard.

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The company is led by Joe H. Scott, who founded the Missouri-based commercial real estate firm Scott Properties and is chairman of Bryanstone Partnership, a property owner and developer in Lake County. He and Loretta Scott Sr. created the hospitality, development and management company, Exploria Resorts.

Winter Park-based Bravo Engineering is the civil engineer.

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A conceptual site plan shows a 273-unit apartment community that consists of 13, 3-story multifamily buildings and a 5,000-square-foot clubhouse with a large pool pavilion. Amenities include a car maintenance and washing station, a fenced playground area, a dog park and a large community garden.

The project is the latest of several multifamily communities planned around the Publix Super Market at Summer Bay. In 2015, Crown Diversified Industries built the adjacent 245-unit Oaks At Southlake Commons multifamily community. And in 2020, the developer began building the 55-and-older, lakeside community called Oaks on the Lake. The complex consists of 270 multifamily units across six buildings.

The developer is behind most of the construction in the area, northeast of the intersection between U.S. 192 and U.S. 27.

The Scotts donated the land where Orlando Health completed a 40,000-square-foot freestanding emergency department known as the Joe H and Loretta Scott Emergency Room at 16966 Cagan Ridge Boulevard.

Park West is a proposed 310-unit multifamily development within the 278-acre Rubin Groves PUD in Lake County.

Just a little further north on U.S. 27, civil engineer and land planner Luke Classon of Appian Engineering recently filed a pre-application package on behalf of Charlotte-based Crosland Southeast for a 310-unit apartment complex called Park West. The same developer broke ground a year ago on The Hudson, a 320-unit apartment community just north of Orlando’s MetroWest neighborhood and received master plan approval from the City of Orlando for a 247-unit apartment complex near the Packing District.

According to the application material, the site is located on “Tract A” on the recently approved Windsor Cay Preliminary Plat. The roughly 15-acre property is part of a larger 248-acre assemblage of land just north Cagan Crossings that was recently acquired by the PulteGroup for $18.76 million.

Formerly known as the Rubin Groves property, the land was entitled by South Florida developer Sheldon Rubin, who won the necessary county approvals to build up to 1,500 short-term rental residential units. Last summer, Rubin also amended the zoning and created a larger 278-acre PUD, which allows for up to 400 multifamily residential units.

As part of plans Sheldon promised to dedicate about five acres of land for a separate 90-unit workforce housing development. GrowthSpotter previously reported that Turnstone Development’s Steve Smith was under contract to purchase the workforce housing component.

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On the remaining property, Pulte Homes plans to build a vacation home community called Windsor Cay, similar to its Windsor Island Resort community nearby.

In a previous interview with GrowthSpotter Clint Ball, Pulte’s division president, said Windsor Cay will feature about 700 units with about a 3:1 ratio of detached vacation homes to townhomes. All units will have a backyard pool and outdoor kitchen. The community also will feature a large clubhouse with two pools, a lazy river, a splash park and basketball court.

Just south of the Pulte property, Meritage Homes is the contracted buyer for 65 acres of timberland stretching from U.S. 27 to the Green Swamp known as Cagan Crossings West.

Meritage Homes is seeking county approval to build 390 townhomes in Cagan Crossings West, just south of Windsor Cay Resort.

Meritage Division President Brian Kittle filed a Preliminary Subdivision Plan this month with Lake County that would entitle the site for 390 townhomes. The site currently has Planned Unit Development zoning as part of the Cagan Crossings master-planned community. Meritage is requesting a capacity encumbrance letter to confirm the availability of water and sewer service.

The Arizona-based homebuilder already has a presence in Cagan Crossings, having bought the exclusive rights to build 323 single-family homes in the community east of U.S. 27. Meritage is now selling lots in Phase 2 and offers 10 floorplans with prices starting at $380,000.

Meanwhile, just a short distance away, Kolter Land Partners recently began planning the fourth phase of the master-planned Serenoa community along Sawgrass Bay Boulevard and west of Flemings Road.

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According to a conceptual site plan, the developer wants to build an apartment community that consists of 10 multifamily buildings and a an amenity clubhouse with a resort-style pool at its center.

This article has been updated with developer information about Park West. GrowthSpotter editor Laura Kinsler contributed to this report. Have a tip about Central Florida development? Contact me at arabines@GrowthSpotter.com or (407) 491-3357, or tweet me at @amanda_rabines. Follow GrowthSpotter on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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