Harmony master developer Sun Terra Communities is prepping for its next three development phases in the nearly 2,000-home Villages of Harmony, previously known as Harmony West.
Sun Terra signed with Jones Homes USA as the exclusive builder for the community’s first phase, 1A, which comprises 134 detached single-family lots. In December the Sun Terra filed a Site Development Plan (SDP) for Phase 1B, which has another 219 homesites. The developer is awaiting final approval from Osceola County for that phase, but in the meantime, it has submitted an SDP for Phases 1C and 1D.
They comprise another 268 single family home lots, which would bring the total number of developed lots to 621. The plans include a combination of 40-, 50- and 60-foot lots with a mix of front garage and rear alley entry-homes.
Sun Terra Principal Richard Jerman said the company is currently negotiating with homebuilders for the next three phases.
Civil engineer Poulos & Bennett has also filed an environmental resource permit application with the South Florida Water Management District for the 52-acre neighborhood expansion.
The new home construction now underway at Harmony has been a catalyst for real estate sales and development activity on the once-rural E192 corridor east of St. Cloud. In June, St. Cloud-based Gentry Land Company paid $3 million for the 103-acre Pine Glen mixed-use project just west of Harmony. The plan calls for 293 homes and about 92,000 square feet of commercial or civic uses.
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 at the intersection of U.S. 192 and Old Melbourne Highway.
Also in January, Melbourne-based Forte Macaulay Development Consultants, Inc. (FMDC) bought the 463-lot Harmony Central section of the community for $4 million.