Fore Property Company has teamed up with Tupperware to build its fifth Kissimmee-area apartment community, this one just south of the Tupperware SunRail station and Orlando Health medical campus. It will be Fore’s first Transit Oriented Development in the market.
Fore has a purchase contract on the 21-acre site south of Osceola Parkway and Orange Avenue. Last year Tupperware had the property cleared and mass graded in hopes of landing a buyer for the site, which is entitled for up to 400 apartments. The site falls within the Osceola Corporate Campus Planned Development, which includes all of Tupperware’s current and former land holdings. It’s also in the county’s TOD Perimeter Zone, which has a minimum density of 19 residential units per acre.
“The site is within a quarter mile of the SunRail station, which is great. And the proximity to employment is great,” said Caroline Gould, vice president of marketing at Fore. Anticipated delivery date is Spring 2021.
Fore is planning a 384-unit community dubbed Parkway Crossings, consisting of four elevator-served 4-story buildings with some detached garages. Buildings 1 and 2 are U-shaped, mirror images, each with its own saltwater pool and clubhouse.
“We’ve been doing some really special stuff with our outdoor programming,” Gould said. “One of the things we’re offering in some of our newer communities are premium cabanas with small refrigerators, misting fans and TVs. It really gives that resort feel.”
Gould said the two clubhouses would be programmed differently: one with a gaming center and lounge, the other with a state-of-the-art fitness center.
“We’re always evolving based on our residents’ needs and interests,” Gould said. The fitness center would have dedicated space for cardio and weights, and studio space for yoga, exercise classes and spin sessions. “Another new thing we’re looking at doing is saunas. We’ve seen huge demand for them from residents, and it fits with their focus on health and wellness.”
The site plan also shows roughly 1.6 acres of open recreational space, including a dog park in the southern corner of the site.
The unit matrix includes 40 three-bedroom units. The rest are almost evenly split between one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Gould said the complex would be designed with ample storage space and locker units to accommodate e-commerce deliveries. Fore will also incorporate Smart Home technology into each unit.
“We are piloting smart thermostats and smart locks,” Gould said. “The next step will be to add the outlets and lights. It’s the way people are going, and it’s becoming the expectation.”
“We have a long-standing relationship with Tupperware,” Fore Vice President Chris New previously told GrowthSpotter. “It’s an exciting submarket, especially with the addition of Orlando Health and SunRail.”
Fore will wrap construction this year at Monterosso, a 216-units community at the corner of Ball Park Road and Batts Street. Fore’s 256-unit Vernazza is another Charlan Brock-designed community, just off John Young Parkway.
Fore built its first local apartment complex, Rapallo, in 2007. Lugano was completed in 2016, and sold in 2018 for $59.15 million to Atlanta-based Cortland Partners.