Harmony West expansion spurs new development activity on E192

The new home construction now underway at Harmony West has been a catalyst for real estate sales and development activity on the once-rural E192 corridor east of St. Cloud.

Osceola County's Development Review Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday with representatives of a trust that owns 61 acres abutting Harmony West. They could be looking to rezone the site from its current agricultural designation for residential development, and engineer Lance Bennett of Poulos & Bennett has filed a conceptual plan calling for 146 units. 

The site plan shows a mix of detached homes on 50-foot and 32-foot lots, as well as 44 attached units on 22-foot lots. All lots would be 120 feet deep.

This would be the latest in a series of rezonings near the intersection of E192 and Old Melbourne Highway, including the mixed-use rezoning last year for the new AmeraTrail headquarters immediately west of the Tobias trust property.

St. Cloud-based AmeraTrail, which builds custom boat trailers, is planning for a new 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility as part of the larger 55-acre mixed-use development. Osceola County approved the rezoning for an employment center and 106-unit townhouse community.

AmeraTrail filed its final Site Development Plan for the first phase earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Gentry Land Company's Reed Berlinsky told GrowthSpotter he just received Preliminary Subdivision Plan approval for his 103-acre Pine Glen mixed-use project, right across the highway from AmeraTrail. The plan calls for 293 homes and about 92,000 square feet of commercial or civic uses.

Harmony master developer Sun Terra Communities signed Jones Homes USA as the exclusive builder for Phase 1 of Harmony West. The homebuilder executed its first takedown in February and is now building four new model homes in the community.

Sun Terra also sold 26 acres on E192 next to Harmony High School in late March to the same entity that last year purchased the community's town center, golf course and undeveloped commercial lots for $7 million. Harmony Retail, led by Fusilier Realty Group owner Steve Fusilier, paid $1.2 million for the land.

Fusilier could not be reached for comment. 

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