Osceola County Developments

  • Osceola seeks development team, project manager for new tax collector office

    Osceola seeks development team, project manager for new tax collector office

    Osceola County is seeking a development team for a new $4 million tax collector's office that will be the first phase of a planned government annex in south Kissimmee, a mile from the Poinciana SunRail Station. The county's procurement office this week issued two Requests for Proposals: one for...

  • D.R. Horton prepping for Phase 3 of Kindred in Osceola

    D.R. Horton prepping for Phase 3 of Kindred in Osceola

    D.R. Horton is prepping for the next phase of Kindred, its massive master-planned community near Osceola County's NeoCity tech district. The homebuilder has filed a Preliminary Subdivision plan for Phase 3, which comprises 356.6 acres, and is seeking approvals for 702 single family home lots and...

  • Tampa pharmacist pays $3.15M for historic downtown Kissimmee ALF

    Tampa pharmacist pays $3.15M for historic downtown Kissimmee ALF

    A historic landmark building in downtown Kissimmee sold last week to a Tampa pharmacist and investor for $3.15 million. Kona Properties LLC purchased the Greenleaf Assisted Living Facility at 509 W. Verona Street, about a block from Courthouse Square. Built in 1919, the two-story building originally...

  • Counties vow to coordinate planning across lines at Four Corners Summit

    Counties vow to coordinate planning across lines at Four Corners Summit

    County officials pledged to work together in the next year to develop an overlay district to regulate land use and development throughout the Four Corners area Wednesday during the 2018 Four Corners Area Council One Vision Summit. The Kissimmee Area Chamber of Commerce engaged Thomas Kohler, a...

  • English couple sell $1.1 M house in Reunion to Michigan doctor and wife

    English couple sell $1.1 M house in Reunion to Michigan doctor and wife

    The parents of a famous English television personality recently sold their vacation home in the Reunion Resort for $1.1 million, according to a deed recorded in Osceola County on Monday. Located on a 0.3-acre lot on Wynstone Way, the custom home features seven bedrooms and six bathrooms across...

  • Park view helps land off-market sale of Celebration estate home

    Park view helps land off-market sale of Celebration estate home

    An estate home in Aquila Reserve that feels like it sits on many acres just sold in Celebration for $1.32 million. “This is a very unique sale. There are some special lots in Celebration. In front of the park [on Aquila Loop] there are two estate homes and they look out over this nice preserve...

  • Encore adding townhomes to Nicklaus-themed Bear's Den in Reunion

    Encore adding townhomes to Nicklaus-themed Bear's Den in Reunion

    The Jack Nicklaus-branded neighborhood on the famed golfer's namesake course in Reunion Resort, where home prices start at $1.2 million, is about to get townhomes. Encore Homes has filed a Preliminary Subdivision plan (PS) with Osceola County for Phase 3 of its gated Bear's Den at Reunion seeking...

  • Luxury builders planning marina subdivision on East Lake Toho fish camp

    Luxury builders planning marina subdivision on East Lake Toho fish camp

    Nearly 100 acres of lakefront property with a private marina on Boggy Creek Road was just way too tempting to sit on the market forever.  Representatives from Ashton Woods and Toll Brothers met Wednesday with Osceola County's planning staff to discuss plans for converting the Boggy Creek Resort...

  • Park Square Homes secures $4M investment for Kissimmee resort community

    Park Square Homes secures $4M investment for Kissimmee resort community

    Park Square Homes has sold the final phase of its BellaVida Resort community for just less than $4 million to a local Chinese American brokerage that will take over sales and target international buyers. Park Square is wrapping up construction on the resort community's second phase and is in permitting...

  • Encore files plans for potential hospital site, vacation homes at Reunion Village

    Encore files plans for potential hospital site, vacation homes at Reunion Village

    Encore Capital Management is seeking entitlements for a 240-bed hospital and 96,000 square feet of office space as part of its mixed-use Reunion Village development at the I-4/ChampionsGate interchange. "Orlando Health is continuing to plan for the expansion of healthcare services in Osceola County,...

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  • Pilot withdraws request for fly-in community after Osceola staff rejects plan

    Pilot withdraws request for fly-in community after Osceola staff rejects plan

    An airline pilot's dream of building Osceola County's first luxury fly-in community appears to have stalled on the runway after failing to secure approvals from the county's planning and engineering staff. Brian Hickok, a captain for JetBlue, purchased 50 acres in Harmony right across from the...

  • Park Square redesigns, renames Kissimmee apartment complex near NeoCity

    Park Square redesigns, renames Kissimmee apartment complex near NeoCity

    Park Square Homes has redesigned and renamed its proposed apartment complex next to the Valencia College Osceola Campus in Kissimmee.  Senior Project Manager Robert Mick and his development team met Tuesday with the city's Development Review Committee to review the new site plan, which adds density...

  • Local developer targeting Osceola for new apartment communities

    Local developer targeting Osceola for new apartment communities

    Orlando-based Elevation Development is eyeing a pair of sites in the Kissimmee submarket for new apartment communities, but they may have to tweak their plans before submitting any formal applications, county planners said. Elevation Principal Shaman Foradi met last week with Osceola's Development...

  • Lennar pays $18.5 million for Osceola's Woodland Park project near Kissimmee

    Lennar pays $18.5 million for Osceola's Woodland Park project near Kissimmee

    Lennar Homes will start construction before the end of the year on the first phase of Woodland Park, a roughly 400-acre subdivision in Osceola County that's approved for 1,018 homesites. The nation's largest homebuilder paid $18.5 million this week for the project that was designed in 2015 by Tramell...

  • W192 redevelopment official leaving for post in West Coast suburb

    W192 redevelopment official leaving for post in West Coast suburb

    David Buchheit, executive director of Osceola's W192 Development Authority, announced he is resigning to accept a position as downtown manager for the city of Renton, a suburb of Seattle. Buchheit joined the authority in April 2015 following a two-year stint overseeing Winter Park's CRA. Before...

  • New owners to spend at least $30M on massive renovation of Disney-area hotel

    New owners to spend at least $30M on massive renovation of Disney-area hotel

    The Sarasota-based hotel company that bought the former Magnuson Grand on Kissimmee's W192 tourism corridor is planning to spend anywhere from $30 million to $50 million on a full renovation and expansion, a company executive told GrowthSpotter. Marc Gagliardi, vice president of Kapstones Holding,...

  • Dubai-funded agribusiness buys another 1,363 acres in Osceola County

    Dubai-funded agribusiness buys another 1,363 acres in Osceola County

    Global agribusiness firm Optimum Agriculture has expanded its Osceola County holdings, paying $7.9 million on Friday for 1,363 acres of orange groves adjacent to the El Maximo Ranch. It was the second major Central Florida acquisition this year for the company, which partnered with the Investment...

  • Litigation, construction needs push Southstar to list condemned apartments

    Litigation, construction needs push Southstar to list condemned apartments

    When Southstar Capital Group spent $67 million on a 306-unit multifamily development and renamed it Sola at Celebration in 2016, they did so, says President and Chief Financial Officer Gina Williams, “at a top price, because we were confident in the Celebration market.” That assessment of the sector...

  • Tupperware expects flurry of sales around Kissimmee campus in coming months

    Tupperware expects flurry of sales around Kissimmee campus in coming months

    Tupperware's Deerfield Land Development has sold its fourth multifamily site to Fore Property Company and expects a flurry of other land closings before the end of the year, a lead executive said. Fore paid $2.6 million for the 7-acre site at the intersection of Ball Park Road and Batts Street,...

  • RIDA announces new tenant line-up for downtown ChampionsGate

    RIDA announces new tenant line-up for downtown ChampionsGate

    RIDA Development Corp. has added four new tenants to its Downtown ChampionsGate Shopping Center, leaving just one end-cap space available. RIDA Senior Vice President Marc Reicher told GrowthSpotter he has executed leases with Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders, Great Clips, Little Greek Fresh Grill,...

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  • Second plasma center heading to Kissimmee shopping center next to SunRail

    Second plasma center heading to Kissimmee shopping center next to SunRail

    A Boca Raton-based plasma collection company appears to be headed to Kissimmee's Gateway Station, making it the second such company to locate in the same shopping center next to the new Tupperware SunRail station and walking distance from the new Orlando Health Tupperware campus. CSL Plasma spokeswoman Mary...

  • Stetson University accepting offers for property in downtown Celebration

    Stetson University accepting offers for property in downtown Celebration

    Stetson University is looking to sell its Center at Celebration academic building in the heart of the Disney master-planned community. The DeLand-based private university has issued a call for offers for its 36,000-square-foot academic center at 800 Celebration Ave. The three-story building is...

  • Tampa investment firm pays $16.8M for Kissimmee Walmart-anchored center

    Tampa investment firm pays $16.8M for Kissimmee Walmart-anchored center

    A Tampa investment firm that specializes in mid-market grocery-anchored retail centers paid $16.8 million this month to enter the greater Orlando market via Kissimmee. East Coast Acquisitions (ECA) purchased the Walmart Neighborhood Market-anchored Vine Street Square in a deed that posted Sept....

  • Company that built condemned Celebration apartments files for Chapter 11

    Company that built condemned Celebration apartments files for Chapter 11

    The construction company that built a luxury apartment complex in Celebration that was condemned a year after completion has now filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the Southern District of Texas. Urban Oaks Builders, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Texas-based Hines, announced the filing...

  • Osceola settles code enforcement case with key Disney-area land owner

    Osceola settles code enforcement case with key Disney-area land owner

    Osceola County Commissioners voted Monday to reduce code enforcement penalties against the owner of the Orlando Sun Resort & Spa by $560,344 and close the case against the long-vacant hotel. The move clears the way for the owner to proceed with a rezoning and DRI rescission for the property and...

  • Four Corners Council brings in UCF expert to resolve cross-county conflicts

    Four Corners Council brings in UCF expert to resolve cross-county conflicts

    After years of holding summits and bus tours, the Four Corners Area Council brought in one of the region's top conflict resolution specialists to help it create a unified plan for the booming area that crosses jurisdictional boundaries.   The council has contracted with the University of Central...

  • Osceola seeks South Korea business expert to recruit firms to NeoCity

    Osceola seeks South Korea business expert to recruit firms to NeoCity

    Osceola County is looking for expert help to recruit South Korean technology companies to NeoCity.  The county published a Request for Letters of Interest (RFLOI) and Statement of Qualifications for consultants fluent in the language and business culture of South Korea. "The South Korean government...

  • Magic Village resorts to be rebranded as Wyndham Trademark properties

    Magic Village resorts to be rebranded as Wyndham Trademark properties

    Orlando-based Magic Development and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts revealed the details of their new branding partnership on Tuesday, including relaunching the company's two vacation-home resorts as Wyndham Trademark Collection properties. Magic CEO Rodrigo Cunha told GrowthSpotter the company decided...

  • Magic Development planning huge new food hall to anchor retail at W192 resort

    Magic Development planning huge new food hall to anchor retail at W192 resort

    Orlando's largest food hall is headed to Kissimmee's W192 tourism corridor. Magic Development CEO Rodrigo Cunha told GrowthSpotter the company will build a 30,000-square-foot food hall to anchor the first phase of the company's multi-billion dollar Magic Place by Pininfarina luxury resort.  "It's...

  • Magic Development signs Wyndham Hotels as branding partner for resort properties

    Magic Development signs Wyndham Hotels as branding partner for resort properties

    Magic Development and Wyndham Hotel & Resorts will announce details of a new branding partnership Aug. 28. Orlando-based Magic Development currently has three luxury vacation home resort properties in operations or in development on Kissimmee's West 192 tourism corridor. The firm is now building...

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  • NeoCity-area apartments to provide relief for W192 Kissimmee motel families

    NeoCity-area apartments to provide relief for W192 Kissimmee motel families

    One of Osceola County's leading developers of affordable multifamily housing will build an 80-unit apartment complex less than a mile from the NeoCity high-tech district. Birdsong Housing Partners is under contract to buy 11.6 acres at the intersection of Simpson Road and East U.S. 192, near the...

  • Frito-Lay plans $130M plant in Osceola across from Poinciana SunRail station

    Frito-Lay plans $130M plant in Osceola across from Poinciana SunRail station

    One of the world's largest snack food companies outlined plans on Monday to build a $130 million plant in Osceola County across from the Poinciana SunRail station. Frito-Lay is planning to construct a 286,000-square-foot, high-tech service facility to be completed in 2021. The automated distribution...

  • Battaglia Group seeks PUD rezoning for 105 acres next to St. Cloud's Tohoqua

    Battaglia Group seeks PUD rezoning for 105 acres next to St. Cloud's Tohoqua

    Winter Park-based Battaglia Group has applied to rezone 120 acres in St. Cloud for a Planned Unit Development with entitlements for nearly 1,600 homes and a town center to position the property for sale.  The orange grove is located at the southwest corner of Neptune Road and Old Canoe Creek Road,...

  • Xentury City marketing land around Gaylord Palms for new luxury hotels

    Xentury City marketing land around Gaylord Palms for new luxury hotels

    Next year's opening of Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction has prompted the Saudi owners of 200-plus acres surrounding the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center to revamp their marketing strategy for the land. Master developer Xentury City has engaged CBRE's Robert McEwan to market...

  • Miami Beach investor pays $4.1M for business park next to Kissimmee airport

    Miami Beach investor pays $4.1M for business park next to Kissimmee airport

    After putting down stakes in Orlando's small-bay flex industrial market in 2015, Miami Beach's Z Asset Management Corp. paid $4.1 million last week for a 4-acre business park next to Kissimmee Gateway Airport. Built in 2004, the Armstrong Business Center is comprised of four multi-tenant flex warehouse...

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  • Orlando Health targets Reunion Village for possible hospital site

    Orlando Health targets Reunion Village for possible hospital site

    Orlando Health has signed on to anchor the Reunion Village mixed-use development at the I-4/ChampionsGate interchange. The nonprofit healthcare system and Encore Capital Management, master developer of Reunion, jointly announced Orlando Health's purchase contract on Monday for 25 acres the town...

  • Galt's Landing at Harmony

    Galt's Landing at Harmony

    Galt's Landing would be a 10-unit, fly-in subdivision with estate, lakefront homes with oversized garages to accommodate small aircraft. (Rj Whidden and Associates)

  • Pilot planning new luxury fly-in subdivision near Harmony golf community

    Pilot planning new luxury fly-in subdivision near Harmony golf community

    An Orlando-based airline pilot has filed preliminary plans for Osceola County's first luxury fly-in community near Harmony. Owner/developer Brian Hickok, a captain for JetBlue, told GrowthSpotter he has always dreamed of owning a home with a private hanger in a fly-in community, but he couldn't...

  • Developer Hines sues insurance companies in dispute over condemned apartments

    Developer Hines sues insurance companies in dispute over condemned apartments

    Texas-based developer Hines, which is being sued over the alleged shoddy construction of an apartment complex in Disney's Celebration community, has now sued its subcontractors and insurers for denying claims related to the ill-fated project.  Hines was the original developer and general contractor,...

  • St. Cloud's AmeraTrail planning new HQ and manufacturing plant on E192

    St. Cloud's AmeraTrail planning new HQ and manufacturing plant on E192

    St. Cloud-based AmeraTrail, which builds custom boat trailers, is planning for a new 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility as part of a larger 55-acre mixed-use development. Owner Scott C. Locke has applied to rezone the land at the intersection of U.S. 192 and Old Melbourne Highway, near...

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  • Mattamy Homes prepping for next phase of Solara Resort on Westside

    Mattamy Homes prepping for next phase of Solara Resort on Westside

    Mattamy Homes delivered its first vacation homes in Solara at Westside this month, and now the homebuilder is prepping for the next phase of its first short-term rental resort community. Orlando Division President Alex Martin told GrowthSpotter that since launching the community last summer, Mattamy...

  • St. Cloud Council to vote on $8.25M land sale for new Stevens Plantation mixed-use

    St. Cloud Council to vote on $8.25M land sale for new Stevens Plantation mixed-use

    St. Cloud's City Council is scheduled to vote Thursday on two contracts to sell a combined 198 acres to a Longwood developer for an ambitious, commercial-focused mixed-use development along Canoe Creek Road. Telesis Services LLC beat out three other competitive bidders for the 56-acre parcel and a...

  • Kissimmee investor pays $1M for medical office building near hospital

    Kissimmee investor pays $1M for medical office building near hospital

    Kissimmee real estate investor Dharmesh Patel came out on top in a recent bidding war for a fully renovated and leased medical building about a block north of Osceola Regional Medical Center. Patel's Harsh Investment LLC paid just over $1 million on June 15 for the 5,256-square-foot building at...

  • South Florida developer eyes Kissimmee site for new apartment complex

    South Florida developer eyes Kissimmee site for new apartment complex

    South Florida-based Paragon Group has proposed building apartments on the former 11th and 12th holes of the closed Buenaventura Lakes West golf course in Kissimmee. Paragon/Granada Development has a contract to buy the 14-acre site from Iglesia Cristiana Renuevo. The property abuts a 3.6-acre parcel...

  • NFL QB banks tidy profit on sale of 10-bedroom Reunion home after seven months

    NFL QB banks tidy profit on sale of 10-bedroom Reunion home after seven months

    Robert Griffin III's future prospects as a starting NFL quarterback may be in question, but he proved this year to have a head for real estate investment. The Baltimore Ravens backup QB and his wife, Grete, sold their Disney-area mansion in mid-June after just seven months for $3.2 million, banking...

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  • Developer to engineer mixed-use plan to win over St. Cloud Council for annexation

    Developer to engineer mixed-use plan to win over St. Cloud Council for annexation

    The would-be developer of a 46-acre mixed-use project near the intersection of U.S. 192 and Narcoossee Road is making a bold and costly gesture to win approval from St. Cloud's City Council for the annexation. Engineer Randy June last week asked for a two-month continuance on the annexation vote...

  • Lennar pays $16M for major expansion of vacation homes at Storey Lake Resort

    Lennar pays $16M for major expansion of vacation homes at Storey Lake Resort

    Lennar Homes paid $16 million this week to buy 323 acres of vacant land adjacent to one of its top-selling communities: Storey Lake Resort. "It's a successful community for us, and we had a relationship with the land owner," Orlando South Division President Brock Nicholas told GrowthSpotter on...

  • Osceola Sheriff wants $2M from W192 Development Authority for command center

    Osceola Sheriff wants $2M from W192 Development Authority for command center

    Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson wants the W192 Development Authority to help foot the bill for a new $17 million command center to serve the booming tourism corridor. Gibson will meet with the W192 board next week to ask for $2 million, which equates to nearly 40 percent of the development authority's...

  • D.R. Horton assembles land in East Narcoossee for 96-lot subdivision

    D.R. Horton assembles land in East Narcoossee for 96-lot subdivision

    D.R. Horton has assembled 22 acres in Osceola's East Narcoossee community for a new 96-lot subdivision. The homebuilder rezoned the properties last December for low-density residential development, and this week applied for environmental permits with the South Florida Water Management District....

  • New construction in Osceola County topped $914M in 2017

    New construction in Osceola County topped $914M in 2017

    More than $914 million in new construction last year helped push Osceola County's property values well above $35 billion, according to Property Appraiser Katrina Scarborough. "I would attribute the increase to both new construction and increasing property values," she told GrowthSpotter. "We have...

  • Miami investor pays $4.75M for Wyndham flag on U.S. 192 in Kissimmee

    Miami investor pays $4.75M for Wyndham flag on U.S. 192 in Kissimmee

    A Miami hotelier paid $4.75 million on Monday to enter the Kissimmee market, buying the 130-room Baymont Inn & Suites on the U.S. 192 corridor. Built in 1990, the three-story hotel lies just east of Shingle Creek Regional Park and is within the W192 Development Authority district boundary. DSH...

  • Baker Barrios to present concepts for Kissimmee downtown arts center

    Baker Barrios to present concepts for Kissimmee downtown arts center

    Kissimmee Commissioners have scheduled a special workshop on June 26 for architects from Baker Barrios to present conceptual plans for converting the downtown civic center into a performing arts venue. Wayne Dunkelberger, the firm's creative director, told GrowthSpotter the proposed Master Plan...

  • UPDATED: Eastwind closes on Phase 1 apts site near Tupperware SunRail, plans new unit type

    UPDATED: Eastwind closes on Phase 1 apts site near Tupperware SunRail, plans new unit type

    Eastwind Development paid $3.97 million on Thursday for the first takedown in a two-phased, transit-oriented multifamily site across from the new Tupperware SunRail Station. The 14-acre site lies along the newly widened Orange Avenue, just north of the new Orlando Health free-standing emergency...

  • Developer Hines sued over condemned apartment complex in Celebration

    Developer Hines sued over condemned apartment complex in Celebration

    Southstar Capital Group is suing one of the world's largest real estate developers over claims of shoddy construction work on a Celebration apartment complex that was condemned by Osceola County last summer. Palm Beach-based Southstar paid $67 million in the fall of 2016 for the newly built Aviva...

  • Sun Terra signs Jones Homes for land in Harmony West expansion

    Sun Terra signs Jones Homes for land in Harmony West expansion

    Jones Homes USA is expanding its footprint in Osceola County's St. Cloud market by reaching a deal with master developer Sun Terra Communities for Phase 1 of Harmony West. Sun Terra Principal Richard Jerman told GrowthSpotter the Altamonte Springs-based homebuilder has signed a contract to buy...

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  • New apartments, retail planned on former state-owned land in Kissimmee

    New apartments, retail planned on former state-owned land in Kissimmee

    A Dominican family investment group paid $2.69 million last year for state surplus property on Kissimmee's busy John Young Parkway (JYP) and now wants to rezone it for apartments and retail. Florida Site Selectors has applied to the city for a land use change for high-density multifamily on 15...

  • Tampa-based multifamily group enters Kissimmee market via portfolio buy

    Tampa-based multifamily group enters Kissimmee market via portfolio buy

    Tampa-based multifamily investor American Landmark paid $69.767 million on Wednesday for a 432-unit property in Kissimmee, part of a four-asset portfolio deal totaling 1,212 units across three states.  Located at 3101 Segreto Lane, the former Bella Apartments date to 2010 and were 96 percent occupied...

  • Pulte to buy 25-acre parcel near East Lake Toho from Osceola Schools

    Pulte to buy 25-acre parcel near East Lake Toho from Osceola Schools

    The School District of Osceola County is expected to sell 25 acres of surplus land in St. Cloud to Pulte Homes for $1.53 million.  The land is one of three parcels the district offered for sale as a competitive bid process in April, but lack of interest forced the district to extend the bid deadline...

  • Pulte Homes files subdivision plan for expansion of Windsor at Westside

    Pulte Homes files subdivision plan for expansion of Windsor at Westside

    Pulte Homes is prepping a third phase of its popular Windsor at Westside vacation home resort community. The homebuilder filed a Preliminary Subdivision Plan (PSP) and Site Development Plan (SDP) with Osceola County last week for the 46-acre parcel at the the southeast corner of Westside Boulevard...

  • Local government officials recap week at ICSC RECon

    Local government officials recap week at ICSC RECon

    Osceola County's W192 Development Authority and city officials from Ocoee and Orlando joined 1,200 exhibitors last week in Las Vegas for the world's largest real estate convention. Hosted by the International Conference of Shopping Centers (ICSC), RECon annually attracts 37,000 commercial real...

  • State pays $1 million for land to extend Shingle Creek Regional Trail

    State pays $1 million for land to extend Shingle Creek Regional Trail

    The State of Florida paid $1.08 million last week for the land to build a key segment of the Shingle Creek Regional Trail (SCRT) in the city of Kissimmee along the shore of Lake Tohopekaliga. The trail segment will be known as the Yates Connector, in recognition of longtime land owners Cecil and...

  • Pineloch to resubmit Center Lake Ranch annexation with new data

    Pineloch to resubmit Center Lake Ranch annexation with new data

    Pineloch Management Corp., which owns Osceola County's Center Lake Ranch, will eventually resubmit an annexation request with the City of St. Cloud for the 2,016-acre project -- this time with a detailed financial report illustrating the potential tax revenues it could generate. "Ultimately, we...

  • Gaylord Palms releases new details about $150M hotel expansion in Kissimmee

    Gaylord Palms releases new details about $150M hotel expansion in Kissimmee

    Construction on the $150 million expansion at Kissmmee's Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center will start in this year's third quarter with the first of two parking decks, according to a Nashville-based REIT that owns the hotel. Ryman Hospitality Properties formally announced the expansion project...

  • Osceola to restrict new commercial development outside designated 'centers'

    Osceola to restrict new commercial development outside designated 'centers'

    Osceola Commissioners gave preliminary approval Monday night to new land use policies that would restrict commercial development outside of a few dozen designated commercial centers in the county. The policy is part of ongoing Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Code updates that county planners began...

  • South Florida timeshare group pays $1.4M for W192 building, plans new office

    South Florida timeshare group pays $1.4M for W192 building, plans new office

    A veteran developer of Kissimmee timeshare resorts paid $1.4 million last week for a retail building on the W192 corridor, with intentions for a new sales office. Marketing executive Elliott Levy told GrowthSpotter he represents a group of investors from South Florida and South America who are...

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  • Gaylord Palms & Osceola County reach deal for $150M expansion of Kissimmee hotel

    Gaylord Palms & Osceola County reach deal for $150M expansion of Kissimmee hotel

    Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center has reached a deal with Osceola County that clears the way for the county's largest hotel to add another 300 rooms and 90,000 square feet of new meetings and event space. Plans also call for two new parking garages and a $10 million water park expansion...

  • Pinnacle Housing eyes site near ChampionsGate for apts & townhomes

    Pinnacle Housing eyes site near ChampionsGate for apts & townhomes

    Miami-based multifamily developer Pinnacle Housing Group has 39 acres under contract next to the ChampionsGate Country Club golf course, and is planning a mix of apartments and fee-simple townhomes on the site. Pinnacle specializes in developing affordable workforce and senior housing, but Regional...

  • Zoning, noise issues could thwart potential UTV attraction on W192

    Zoning, noise issues could thwart potential UTV attraction on W192

    A father and son investment team got a quick lesson Wednesday on Osceola County's noise ordinance when they met with the Development Review Committee about a possible UTV course on Kissimmee's W192 tourism corridor. Utility Terrain Vehicles, also called side-by-side vehicles, can carry anywhere...

  • Osceola delays vote on solar mandate for new home construction

    Osceola delays vote on solar mandate for new home construction

    Osceola County Commissioners have postponed a vote on new energy efficiency building policy that would mandate installation of solar panels on all new homes and major residential remodels. County spokesman Mark Pino told GrowthSpotter the item was pulled from next Monday's meeting agenda. This...

  • Fuqua refreshes master plan w/new detail for 677 acres on Osceola's Lake Toho

    Fuqua refreshes master plan w/new detail for 677 acres on Osceola's Lake Toho

    Veteran Orlando developer Jeff Fuqua has filed a revised and more detailed conceptual master plan (CP) for Fontana Lakes, an approved 677-acre mixed-use marina development on Lake Tohopekaliga.   The concept plan represents the first new filing for the project since 2015. But Fuqua, president of...

  • Developer files plan for mixed-use project at main entrance to NeoCity

    Developer files plan for mixed-use project at main entrance to NeoCity

    Kissimmee-based Schoolfield Properties is preparing an 18-acre mixed-use project that will serve as the main gateway entrance to the NeoCity tech district. With a mix of office, retail, residential and hotel uses, Valencia Village has been designated a "project of significance" by the city because...

  • Osceola Commissioners approve $2.2M land buy for OHP expansion

    Osceola Commissioners approve $2.2M land buy for OHP expansion

    Osceola County Commissioners bought another key parcel for the future expansion of Osceola Heritage Park, voting Monday to pay $2.2 million for an 11-unit rental community on Fortune Road.  The Keston Park complex consists of two three-bedroom/two-bath units and nine five-bedroom/three-bath units....

  • Epoch Residential eyes Kissimmee site near The Loop for mixed housing project

    Epoch Residential eyes Kissimmee site near The Loop for mixed housing project

    Winter Park-based Epoch Residential has filed plans with the city of Kissimmee for a multi-phased development with up to 788 units in The Loop submarket. The luxury multifamily developer has a purchase contract on 74 acres in the Flora Ridge Mixed-Use PUD, east of Dyer Boulevard and about a third...

  • Dubai-funded farming company buys Osceola's El Maximo ranch for $136.5M

    Dubai-funded farming company buys Osceola's El Maximo ranch for $136.5M

    Once one of Florida's iconic ranching dynasties, the Latt Maxcy Corporation has sold the balance of its Osceola County land holdings -- 38,453 acres -- to a global agribusiness firm and the government of Dubai for $136.5 million. "We are a fully integrated farming company," Optimum Agriculture CEO...

  • Pineloch Management regrouping after shocking vote on Center Lake annexation

    Pineloch Management regrouping after shocking vote on Center Lake annexation

    Orlando-based Pineloch Management Corp. is still trying to regroup weeks after the St. Cloud City Council voted 3-2 against annexing its 2,016-acre Center Lake Ranch mixed-use project. The ranch property, just east of Narcoossee Road, is an approved Development of Regional Impact (DRI) with entitlements...

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  • Movie-themed vacation home on Reunion golf course sells for $1.6M

    Movie-themed vacation home on Reunion golf course sells for $1.6M

    A palatial, movie-themed vacation home overlooking Reunion's Jack Nicklaus golf course sold for $1.6 million recently after just 11 days on the market. Listing broker Penny Stokes-Hilton said the sellers, David and Leslie Grimm of Dublin, Ohio, worked closely with Legacy Custom Built Homes and...

  • Vacation home company buys $1.5M office building on W192 for expansion

    Vacation home company buys $1.5M office building on W192 for expansion

    A Kissimmee-based vacation home management company in need of more space paid $1.52 million earlier this month for an office building on W192 at the signalized Lindfields Boulevard intersection. Florida Scandi currently manages about 350 vacation homes and other rental properties, managing partner...

  • Tavistock agrees to move Sunbridge utilities, preserve lands near Split Oak

    Tavistock agrees to move Sunbridge utilities, preserve lands near Split Oak

    Tavistock Development Company has made a costly concession, agreeing to relocate a new utility plant for Sunbridge in exchange for the full support of Osceola County Commissioners -- and environmental groups -- for a new toll road that clips the southwest corner of the Split Oak Forest. Tavistock...

  • St. Cloud adopts design guidelines for all non-residential development

    St. Cloud adopts design guidelines for all non-residential development

    New commercial buildings in St. Cloud will have to adhere to strict architectural standards as part of a land development code (LDC) update the City Council unanimously approved on Thursday. Similar guidelines could be extended to unincorporated Osceola County later this year.  The ordinance requires...

  • Celebration-based church buys 19-acre site in Reunion for new campus

    Celebration-based church buys 19-acre site in Reunion for new campus

    A non-denominational congregation that currently holds worship services at Celebration High School paid $3.1 million on Friday for land in nearby Reunion for its first church building. Lead Pastor Tim Ingram founded illuminate church in 2012 with 150 members, and the congregation has grown steadily...

  • Osceola planners want redesign of AV Homes community next to SunRail station

    Osceola planners want redesign of AV Homes community next to SunRail station

    AV Homes Division President Ken Thirtyacre had hoped to be under construction this summer at the company's new Solstice community by the time SunRail opened its Poinciana station in July. But Osceola County planners have sent the developer back to the drawing board, ordering a redesign of the Preliminary...

  • Kissimmee W192 Lake Cecile site eyed for new condo resort community

    Kissimmee W192 Lake Cecile site eyed for new condo resort community

    A Brazilian multifamily developer is planning its Orlando entry via Kissimmee with a $30 million condominium project on the W192 tourism corridor. Four Seasons Company partner Ricardo Amaral and his representatives met this week with Osceola County's Development Review Committee to discuss developing...

  • Developer ready to revive dormant Snow White Village apartment project

    Developer ready to revive dormant Snow White Village apartment project

    Representatives for The Jaymor Group met Wednesday with Osceola's Development Review Committee to discuss building a 304-unit apartment complex on the site of the former Snow White Village trailer park in Kissimmee's tourism corridor. Jaymor is based in Canada, and specializes in multifamily and...

  • D.R. Horton moving forward with 110-acre commercial section of Kindred

    D.R. Horton moving forward with 110-acre commercial section of Kindred

    Three years after it started building homes in Osceola County's Kindred community, D.R. Horton is moving forward with plans for roughly 110 acres of commercial property in the sprawling mixed-use development south of NeoCity. The developer has filed a Preliminary Subdivision Plan designating a...

  • Osceola Schools seeking architect for $30.7M middle school reconstruction

    Osceola Schools seeking architect for $30.7M middle school reconstruction

    Osceola County Schools is seeking an architectural and engineering firm for the $30.7 million reconstruction of St. Cloud Middle School. The district posted a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) this week for the project, the third school reconstruction in the last two years. Construction is already...

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