Melbourne-based Forte Macaulay Development Consultants, Inc. (FMDC) is wrapping up construction on the first phase of its Harmony Central community in Osceola County, and soon Adams Homes will break ground on the first new homes.
Division Manager Elizabeth Porter told GrowthSpotter Adams will be the exclusive builder for phase 1. Harmony Central is the final section of the master-planned golf community to be developed, and it carries the branding that buyers will recognize.
“It’s so well known since its inception,” Porter said. “And they’ve done a great job at maintaining the beauty of the project. The growth has been outstanding there, and they’ve just done a really good job at keeping it beautiful. And when we had the opportunity to be a part of a project this size in there, there was no doubt we were going to exhaust every resource we could to get a flag in the ground there.”
FDMC bought the 268-acre section of the Harmony master-planned community in early 2019 for $4 million. At the time, it was approved for 463 lots, but FDMC redesigned the project to increase the unit count to 522 with a mix of 40-foot and 50-foot lots. All 60-foot lots and alley-loaded lots were eliminated in the new plan.
The subdivision is divided into three phases with 182 lots in Phase 1, 132 lots in Phase 2 and 208 lots in the final phase. FDMC commenced construction last year on the first two phases and recently filed a Final Subdivision plan for 308 lots.
Porter said Adams will build one model home and sales center at Harmony, as well as several inventory homes. A total of 10 floorplans will be offered with prices starting in the $300,000s.
Porter said the plan includes an “upscale resident amenity with a beautiful pool and clubhouse.” There’s also a trail connection between Harmony Central and the Harmony Main, which will give residents easy access to the community’s town center and golf clubhouse, where they will have the option of buying memberships.
The town center will undergo a transformation this year as the new owners proceed with plans to build a $65 million apartment complex and more retail there.
Meanwhile, Forestar and D.R. Horton/Express Homes are pumping out new home inventory in Harmony West (Villages of Harmony) at a rapid clip, and Phoenix-based Curve Development will build one of its signature Cyrene-branded Build-for-Rent communities there near the entrance off U.S. 192.
The original Harmony DRI also included an eastern section that sprawled across 4,000-plus acres and had entitlements for 3,500 rural residential units. Master Developer Sun Terra Communities sold Harmony East to Deseret Ranches, its neighbor to the east, where it now hosts a massive solar farm.
Adams Homes was founded in the Florida Panhandle and now operates across much of the Southeastern U.S.