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Osceola County Developments

Encore adding density, smaller lots in Reunion West

As Encore Capital Management gears up to launch the second phase of its Encore Club at Reunion Resort, the developer is tweaking the site plan to squeeze in a few more lots.

Encore launched the 250-acre subdivision in the northwest quadrant of the I-4 - Western Beltway (429) interchange in 2015. Initially, it was approved for 917 lots to be built in four phases, and later revised to 735 lots in five phases. The first phase included 167 lots and an $18 million clubhouse and waterpark that opened in the spring.

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General Manager Rick Feather told GrowthSpotter the new subdivision plan would replace the previously platted 60-foot lots with a mix of 60-foot, 50-foot and 40-foot lots. He said the smallest lots are still wide enough to accommodate Encore's eight-bedroom Madison floorplan, while the 60-foot lots can accommodate the company's largest vacation home -- the 13-bedroom Essex model.

The revised subdivision plan is on the Osceola County Development Review Committee's consent agenda for Wednesday.

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The Phase 2 launch comes on the heels on Encore's groundbreaking this month for its exclusive Jack Nicklaus-themed community, first reported by GrowthSpotter in July.

The gated "Bear's Den" community will be built along the 17th and 18th fairways of the Nicklaus-designed golf course.

It will also have its own 4,800-square-foot clubhouse featuring memorabelia commemorating the golfer's Hall of Fame career. The neighborhood will have its own basketball and tennis courts and a custom-designed Jack Nicklaus putting course.

Encore is also busy building the first phases of its $750 million Margaritaville Resort. The developer has platted the first 265 vacation home lots and is taking reservations for its second phase.

The resort will feature a 187-room Margaritaville hotel, 1,000 Key West-inspired vacation homes and 300 timeshare units. Encore is also developing Shoppes at Rolling Oaks, a 200,000-square-foot retail and entertainment center fronting on the W192 tourist corridor that will feature a live music venue and movie theater. The developer has filed multiple building permit applications for the retail project.

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