Two different developers have submitted plans in Osceola County for residential communities on opposite ends of Jones Road that will a bring another 740 homes to the area.
Jones Road, which links Narcoossee to the massive Sunbridge community being developed by Tavistock, is rapidly transforming into a suburban corridor with now six communities and more than 2,300 homesites in the pipeline.
Orlando developer Kal Hussein has assembled over 140 acres on the eastern end of Jones Road and submitted plans to Osceola County for a 442-home subdivision called “The Crossings” on the busy corridor leading to Sunbridge.
“This is a really unique subdivision we’re making,” Hussein told GrowthSpotter. “We sacrificed land to add beauty to the community.”
Hussein has collaborated with Tavistock-owned Century Homes on the conceptual design and said he plans to partner with them on the development. It would be their third project together.
“What I love about Kal is he is a great partner and really good at getting different pieces assembled,” Century Homes President Matt Phillipoff said. “We’re helping him organize, research and try to figure out how to make the pieces work."
For the Crossings, developers would preserve a large tree canopy along Jones Road and the community’s main entrance road. Hussein said the clubhouse and pool would be “extravagant" and the large central pond would be surrounded by paved trails with a pedestrian bridge.
Hussein’s KRDK Investments filed the Low Density Residential rezoning application and Preliminary Subdivision plan in late February, and both applications will run concurrently. The project involves 11 parcels owned by nine different sellers. Kevin Tolbert with Keller Williams Land Division and Alex Hussein were instrumental in putting the deal together.
The design team includes Rj Whidden and Associates and Hanson Walter. Century’s Richard Maddalena also provided valuable input on the design, Hussein said.
Hussein and Century are also working together on projects on Jack Brack Road and in Orange County. They will repeat some features they’re done before, such as adding an extra 10 feet of depth to each lot.
The plan calls for 50-foot and 60-foot front-loaded lots. Corner lots would be side-loaded, which meets the county’s requirement for three product types. There are no attached homes in the plan, and the density just meets the required 3 units per acre minimum for LDR zoning.
“There’s a lot of folks trying to compete for density,” Phillipoff said. “We think we tried to be a little more thoughtful on the land plan.”
The project would be directly across from Sunbrooke, a 349-home community now in development by Ashton Woods. It lies directly east of Sunridge Creek, a 601-home development being co-developed by Elevation Development and Bill Canty. Highland Homes and D.R. Horton are also involved in new residential construction on Jones Road, each having purchased subdivisions with over 300 entitled homesites.
Meanwhile, Keewin Real Property Company and Sovereign Land are partnering on a 298-home community further west on Jones Road, at the intersection of Eagle Road. The 77-acre project, called Silver Spring, has an approved Preliminary Subdivision Plan, and developers submitted a Site Development plan in late January.
The community would have four product types: 50- and 45-foot front loaded lots, 60-foot side-loaded corner lots and rear-alley loaded bungalow lots. The plan by Appian Engineering would include an extension of Zuni Road through the length of the property.
Amenities would include a large central park with soccer field, a pool and cabana with tot lot and various trails. Bonnett Design Group is the landscape architect
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In late January, Hussein’s Baveria LLC and Century closed the $6.8 million deal on their Jack Brack Road subdivision, and Phillipoff confirmed that Century is also under contract for the 20-acre Mitchell parcel that separated the project from another new subdivision, Wiregrass.
Avex Homes, Hanover Family Builders and Century Homes will all be building in Wiregrass — they expect to break ground within the next 60 days.
The Mitchell deal fills in the missing puzzle piece between the two communities, prompting Phillipoff to submit a new subdivision plan consolidating all three projects into a single master planned community encompassing 620 lots. The Mitchell piece contributes about 110 lots, but even more important it completes the interconnected road network among the neighborhoods.
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