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 129 townhomes.

The master-planned community is approved for nearly 3,000 single-family homes and 639 mulitfamily units. The mixed-use project also has entitlements for 550,000 square feet of retail, office and institutional uses.

Osceola County has issued more than 250 certificates of occupancy in Phase 1, which is approved for 809 homes. The builder currently offers five detached home floorplans through its Express Homes brand with prices starting at $250,000 for a three-bed, two-bath. Townhomes start at $218,000. 

The amenities include a clubhouse with zero-entry pool and splash park, fitness center, tennis courts, sand volleyball, playground and picnic areas.

Horton is in permitting now for Phase 2, including roughly 110 acres of commercial property and a 20-acre school site. Phase 2 is entitled for 1,605 dwelling units, which includes 759 homes in the pending Site Development Plan plus future apartments, condos or live-work spaces in the community center.

County Planners have told the developer they won't issue any residential building permits for Phase 2 until it completes at least 25,000 square feet of retail or other non-residential uses.

The two commercial lots are 17.72 acres and 91.87 acres, respectively. According to the Kindred PD, the community center is "intended to serve as the pedestrian hub of the Great Park and Open Space System and provide a shopping and cultural destination for residents of Kindred and the region."

Kindred is the northernmost of five large mixed-use communities in the 11,000-acre East Lake Toho Master Plan, and was the first to be developed. The next phase of the Cross Prairie Parkway will connect the community to Tohoqua, which is being developed by Mattamy Homes. 

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