Developer Mark Maciel wants to build a 355-lot subdivision on the site of the former St. Cloud Airfield, just south of St. Cloud High School.
Developer Mark Maciel wants to build a 355-lot subdivision on the site of the former St. Cloud Airfield, just south of St. Cloud High School. (Bio-Tech Consulting Inc.)

The City of St. Cloud has annexed a former private airfield and approved a PUD zoning for a 355-home subdivision there.

Winter Garden developer Mark Maciel has filed a Preliminary Subdivision Plan for the 143-acre parcel on Michigan Avenue, just south of St. Cloud High School. The PSP goes to City Council on Aug. 10.

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This week, Maciel's Tall Castle Development applied for an Environmental Resource Permit with the South Florida Water Management District for the community, which is slated for 285 single-family lots (53-feet wide) and 80 townhomes.

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The community will have a pool with cabana and trail network connecting to the high school. It will be developed in three phases.

The PUD allows the developer to offer 72-foot-wide home sites as the market dictates. Tall Castle Homes currently builds executive-style homes under its own brand and offers traditional production homes under the Banyan Homes brand.

The property is still owned by Thom LeHeup, who operated a general aviation airfield there until the 1980s and led a failed effort to win federal funding to expand the facility into a second county airport.

Connolly & Wicker is the project engineer.

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Maciel has two developments working in his home town of Winter Garden, including a 30,000-square-foot mixed-use building near the city's splash fountain. The three-story brick building at 252 Plant St. was designed in the period style to blend seamlessly with the downtown historic district.

Gardenia Plaza is being designed for a medium box retail store with various retail/restaurant pads along W. Colonial Drive, Maciel told GrowthSpotter last year.

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